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Tahini Granola

By Sara Groton Wednesday, January 9th, 2019   Granola! It's a delicious snack or breakfast addition, but unfortunately most store-bought granolas are packed with refined sugars and poor quality oils. This super easy (really though, you won't believe how easy) homemade granola is packed with nutrients and flavor. Tahini (aka sesame seed butter) is loaded with healthy…
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5 Morning Rituals to Empower Your Day

By Allison Roman originally published on Kaliks Collective blog photo by Allison Roman   Morning rituals are everything.   Much of your day is a collection of unconscious patterns and expectations unfolding in a multitude of ways. But know that you have a lot of power in how you're co-creating your day. Start by empowering yourself with these simple…
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Our Top 3 Winter Essential Oils

  With running to-do lists, holiday parties, travel, and cooking, the holiday season is often a joyous, albeit exhausting time. When it comes down to it, though, the season is meant to be an opportunity to carve out quality time with our loved ones, rest, and (hopefully) find time to rejuvenate. In the spirit of…
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Staying on Track With Your Wellness Goals During the Holidays

By Sara Groton Friday, December 14th, 2018    Nervous about losing control and gaining those unwanted extra pounds during the upcoming holidays? It can be difficult to find that nice balance of indulging in the treats that come around only once a year without losing all of the positive progress you’ve made. But the balance is…
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12 Things You Should Never Do When Meeting Your Partner’s Parents

Meeting your SO's parents this holiday season? First impressions can "be intimidating. It’s a major step in the relationship, with potentially a lot riding on it." In a recent Huffington Post article, '12 Things You Should Never Do When Meeting Your Partner's Parents.,' Wellspace therapists offer some guidance on what NOT to do when first meeting…
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Setting Boundaries In Time For The Holidays

Jamie Goldstein, Psy.D   The holiday season can be a time for joining together and celebrating the many things we have to be grateful for. However, for many people, the season means stressful weeks full of anxiety, irritation, sadness, and even some good ‘ol fashion brawls.   This season (and all seasons), take some time…
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Why Am I Not Doing The Things I Want To Do?

by May Bartlett, CPCC I think it’s safe to say that most of us have struggled with this question at some point in our lives. In fact, many of the clients I work with come into sessions with this conundrum. On an intellectual level, they know what to do. They may want to become healthier,…
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Meet our new Nutritionist: Allison Roman

"When we stay close to the wisdom of our own knowing, seeking solutions to our problems in the sanctuary of our heart and not in the vanity of the mind, then we can pretty much trust in the unfolding, mysterious wisdom of life." ~Marianne Williamson We are excited to welcome Allison Roman, Certified Herbalist +…
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The Food / Mood Connection

...How and why our digestion affects our mood, and vice versa Have you ever felt a pit in your stomach when you’re nervous? Nauseous when you’re stressed out? Anxious after indulging in too much junky food?   It’s not random coincidence - it’s because our mind and body are so much more connected than we…
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10 Signs You Might Have Unhealthy Boundaries With Your Mom

When we transition into adulthood, our relationships with our parents often change. We enter a new, more independent phase of our lives. And we might find it tricky to break out of old patterns of relating. Suddenly, we aren't just our parent's children. We are now their adult children. As we navigate this new phase,…
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Essential Oil Spotlight: Ylang Ylang

Summer is here and we can't think of a better essential oil than Ylang Ylang to get in the spirit! With its soothing and pleasing fragrance, Ylang Ylang will have you feeling relaxed and optimistic during these sun-filled summer months. :)   Ylang Ylang Essential Oil Uses Reinvigorate your skin! Use it in an aromatherapy…
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Meet our New Therapist: Veronica Encinas

      “In the world through which I travel, I am endlessly creating myself”      Frantz Fanon   We are excited to announce that Veronica Encinas recently joined the Wellspace Therapist team.  We couldn’t be happier to see our amazing group of ladies grow! Read on to learn more about her :)  …
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The 6 Relationship Problems Millennials Bring Up Most In Therapy

"Is there someone better out there for me?" "What's the point of getting married?"   Therapists share relationship problems they hear the most from millennial clients. Check out our contributions to this Huffpost article: The 6 Relationship Problems Millennials Bring Up Most In Therapy •    •    •    •    • Are you dealing…
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Essential Oil Spotlight – Tangerine

Tangerine essential oil is THE perfect Spring + Summer-time scent! With its sweet, tangy, and citrusy aroma, this oil will brighten any space. Like other citrus essential oils, Tangerine is refreshing and up-lifting. It can also enhance your mood (hooray!)

TANGERINE ESSENTIAL OIL USES

  • Tangerine oil has cleansing and purifying properties. This makes it an excellent natural alternative to cleaning agents! Add a few drops to a homemade, all purpose spray for a natural clean. Or, add a few drops to a gentle cleanser for amazing purifying/beautifying benefits.
  • Take tangerine oil internally to boost the immune system. Add 1-2 drops of the oil to your water for wonderful immune-support benefits
  • Diffuse tangerine oil to brighten a room and boost your mood
  • Add a few drops of oil to your dryer sheets for a bright and refreshing laundry scent

Blends Well With:

Bergamot, Clary Sage, Frankincense, Geranium, Grapefruit, Lavender, Lemon, Spearmint, Lemongrass

Energy-Date Bites Recipe

Energy-Date Bites (raw, gluten free, paleo & vegan)     Beat your sugar cravings with these delicious and nutritious energy-date bites!   These tasty treats will quench your sweet tooth using zero refined sugar. They are also packed full of nutrients that will actually help fend off cravings later in the day.   The healthy…
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Peaceful Communication

  •  By Jessica Vickers, MFT  •     Many of my clients come in asking to “learn better communication skills.” Common complaints can sound like this:   “No matter how I approach him, my partner just shuts down.” “I can’t help but get angry every time we try to talk about moving!”   Communication…
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Essential Oil Spotlight – Lavender

Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia) has a scent that’s a wonderful blend of fresh, floral, clean, and calm. It’s this dynamic aroma that has made the flower a classic for perfumes, soaps, fresheners, and beauty products. As one of our most popular products, Lavender oil is a great beginner oil and a must for every home.

Lavender essential oil isn’t just a favorite because of its classic scent—it’s also highly versatile. From skin care products to relaxing routines, this oil can infuse many areas of your life.

LAVENDER ESSENTIAL OIL USES

  • Treat yourself to this well-loved aroma by adding a few drops of oil to lotions, shampoos, and skin care products.
  • Create a spa-like retreat by combining 1 cup Epsom salt and 4 drops oil and adding to a hot bath.
  • Make a basic homemade body scrub with coconut oil, sugar, and Lavender essential oil.
  • Unwind with a Lavender-infused neck or back massage.
  • Use Lavender as part of your evening routine. Rub oil on the bottom of your feet before bed or spritz your pillow with distilled water and Lavender mixed in a spray bottle.
  • Create a DIY room freshener with Lavender or diffuse it to banish stale odors.

Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone

I started being more mindful of my iPhone usage last year and it has been so helpful! This article has some great tips on how you too can free yourself from the 'device trap'! Happiness Tip: Stop Checking Your Freaking Phone  
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