Sleep problems precede depression – especially in teens

I’m attaching a highlighted version of a nice review article (below) published a couple of months ago in Nature Reviews Psychology.  Here are some of the most interesting findings… Sleep difficulties arise before depression does. The combination of adolescent sleep biology and psychology uniquely predispose adolescents to develop depression. Adolescents are the most chronically sleep-restricted

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Help Others – Get Free Stuff

It’s an exciting week – the Amare Global International Convention in Salt Lake City, Utah! In just a couple of days, we will launch some amazing new products, including the much-anticipated “Kids Calm” to help kids and teens (and adults) to relax, wind-down, and SLEEP! Kids Calm is the world’s first sugar-free non-melatonin gummy to NATURALLY address

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Probiotic Strain Specificity

This is THE most important factor when choosing a probiotic supplement – and yet most consumers and most of the industry fails to take the STRAIN into consideration when choosing or formulating a product.   I’ve been talking about “strain specificity” for about 10 years – and I continue to be astonished that only a

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Teen Mental Health Crisis

There was a terrific article from the McKinsey Health Institute last week, “Getting to the bottom of the teen mental health crisis” – and since September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month, this is a good time to understand what our teens are experiencing… You can read the entire article – or listen to the 30min

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Suicide Prevention Awareness Month (SPAM – but the good kind)

Suicidal thoughts, much like the full range of mental health conditions, can affect anyone regardless of age, gender or background. September is Suicide Prevention Awareness Month – and the week starting Sept 10 is National Suicide Prevention Week. These are both excellent opportunities to raise awareness and discuss this highly stigmatized topic. One way that

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CMWC Weekly Webinar Posted – and Registration Closing Sunday

The Certified Mental Wellness Coach (CMWC) course is open for registration for another couple of days (until Sunday night on Sept 10). If you’re thinking of enrolling, you can see what the program covers HERE and you can see the kind of content that we cover in our “Weekly Webinars” (new science, client/issue trouble shooting,

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Veggie Prescriptions?

It’s not exactly a secret that the “standard American diet” (SAD) is not only making us “sad” (increasing our risk for depression and other mental wellness problems), but it is also shortening the lives of many Americans (and non-Americans who have adopted the SAD-pattern of eating internationally). Diet-related deaths now outnumber deaths from smoking, and

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Mental Wellness Crisis – Getting Worse?

How bad? Two new studies (in Lancet Psychiatry and from Blue Shield of CA – see links below) reveal that at least HALF of people will develop at least one mental wellness problem in their lifetime – HALF?!?! Lancet = https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/abs/pii/S2215036623001931?dgcid=author Blue Shield = https://news.blueshieldca.com/2023/08/03/new-poll-mental-health-challenges-prevalent-among-gen-z-youth-more-than-three-in-four-have-discussed-their-struggles-with-others GenZ is even worse – with almost 90% indicating that

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Sept Registration is OPEN

Our next Certified Mental Wellness Coach (CMWC) course is OPEN for registration – and we will keep registration open for a week. (signup below for alerts)… Register HERE. [form] A lot of people are saying that the “Weekly Webinars” are their favorite part of the training. This is where CMWCs get together (virtually) to learn

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