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Kelly Aiello
Everyone wants to have a relaxing evening. It doesn’t just feel good but offers more than a few mental health benefits. Despite that, it can often be challenging to attain.  Various obstacles can get in the way, including daily life. You may have to work late, there may be social obligations, and you may have...
My 9 Tips for a Brain-Boosting DietIf you missed Part 1 (our previous blog), we explored what a TBI is, what role neuronutrition plays in recovery, and considered some frequently asked questions about TBI recovery and nutrition.  In this, Part 2, we’ll dive into the juicy stuff – the food! Plus we’ll consider a few...
The Seemingly Prolonged Road To Recovery Have you or someone close to your heart faced the challenge of a traumatic brain injury?  Perhaps concerns about Alzheimer’s, dementia, or depression might be casting a shadow on your thoughts. In a world where our cognitive abilities play a pivotal role in our personal and professional lives, it...
Natural Sugars vs. Sugar Additives By now, most people are aware that not all calories are created equal. A calorie from a baked potato will have a different effect on the body than one from a whole egg. But what about sugar? Are all sugars created equal? Is the sugar we get from an apple...
What is a Concussion? A concussion is considered a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI or mTBI) that occurs when the brain experiences a sudden movement or impact within the skull.  It can result from a blow to the head, a violent shaking of the head and upper body, or a forceful impact that causes the...
In part 1 of this special two-part series, I exposed two surprising truths about anxiety and introduced you to additional considerations that can negatively affect mental health. If you missed it, be sure to check out the two little-known secrets I revealed last time here– that anxiety can be a good thing, and that it...
Did you know there is an intricate connection between food and anxiety? Yes, diet has a considerable effect on mental health and anxiety.  It may not come as a surprise that the food we consume can significantly impact our anxiety levels – it can either worsen or alleviate it. But what you may not realize...
First, I’d like to wish each and every one of you a Happy New Year! I know many people do not look forward to the holidays and can’t conceive of looking forward to better things in the new year. For some, the new year brings disappointment and only serves as a reminder of failed past...
As the days shorten and the temperature drops, many of us enter winter with mixed feelings. While the season brings cozy vibes, comfy sweaters, and hot cocoa, for many, it’s also a period of low energy, mood swings, and challenges like the “winter blues.” However, winter doesn’t have to bring you down.  Following these mood-supporting...
Is self-care a regular part of your routine?Looking after yourself should be a priority, not a second thought.  There are many different things you can do to look after your health, and it’s important that you do as many of them as you can.  The good news is if you don’t know where to start,...
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To continuously empower others on building healthy lifestyles where personal/spiritual growth is prioritized, the pursuit of positive mind-body change is valued, and the notion of making the most out of life is a core motivation. In addition, to raise overdue Ataxia Awareness and spark meaningful perspective shifts that both present-day society and future generations can mutually benefit from.

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