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Caitlin Evans

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Do you know what the top ten sources of calories in the American diet are? They are, in this exact order: grain-based desserts, yeast bread, chicken dishes, soda drinks, pizza, alcoholic beverages, pasta, Mexican dishes, beef dishes, and dairy desserts. Also, hamburgers, hot dogs, French fries, and potato chips are also some of the western diet favorites. The problem is not just in the choice of food, but in its amount too. The average American eats…

Back in the early 1990s, psychologist Elaine Aron began her research on Sensory-Processing Sensitivity, informally known as high sensitivity. Her work has tremendously influenced contemporary psychology, helping define a new area of research dealing with a distinct personality trait: the Highly Sensitive Person. Dr. Aron describes the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) as someone who “has a sensitive nervous system, is aware of subtleties in his/her surroundings, and is more easily overwhelmed when in a highly stimulating…

For many of us, winter is in full swing. And although in our minds we’d like to think of wintertime as an idyllic snow-covered wonderland, the reality of the situation is that a lot of us are struggling during this season. The so-called “winter blues” became a common concept for a reason. As the days get shorter and colder, so many of us become easily tired, unmotivated, and unproductive. So if you’ve been struggling to…