Alternatives to Prescription Medications for Anxiety

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Alternatives to Prescription Medications for Anxiety

July 23, 2022 | By Julie Luzarraga

OIC is excited to present the second edition of our new Ask A Therapist column, where our integrative healthcare providers answer your health and wellness questions. Want to ask us a question? Fill out this anonymous Google Form. I am looking for alternatives to prescription medications for anxiety, which include invasive thoughts, heart palpitations, and gut issues. […]

Inviting in a Mindful Eating Practice

June 23, 2020 | By Emily Goodwin

Think back to the last meal you ate: Can you describe it? Did you enjoy your food, or quickly finish the meal to return to your day? Without judging, take a moment to reflect on your personal approach to mealtimes.  Multiple factors can influence sub-optimal mealtime experiences: distractions from family members, feeling bored, experiencing repetitive […]

Mindful Moment: Decisions

August 27, 2017 | By Julie Luzarraga

We make decisions, big and small, all day.  Some decisions are relatively inconsequential, like deciding what to wear or which way to take to work. They are split second decisions we don’t even think about.  When was the last time you thought about your response to the cashier asking “how are you?”?  Then there are […]

Mindful Moment: Wrapping Gifts

December 12, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

My sister is one of the most thoughtful people I know.  She may not realize it, but she practices mindfulness regularly.  She is thoughtful in choosing her words, noticing others’ responses, and being present in her relationships in general.  This time of year, I most admire her mindfulness to wrapping gifts.  When she gives, whether […]

Mindful Moment: Floor Time

September 12, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

I visited my 2 year-old nephew at his Montessori school last week and was reminded of how much I love the concept of floor time.  Floor time is moving from your chair and getting on a child’s level; letting the younger guide the trajectory of the play.  Instead of telling a child what to do or […]

Mindful Moment: The passing of time

July 04, 2016 | By Julie Luzarraga

We live in a culture obsessed with time.  We’re either trying to make time go by faster by distracting ourselves or slow it down by trying to cram too much into every second of the day.  How often do you find yourself either wishing for more time – “if only I had an extra hour […]

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