Author: Ashley Carter Youngblood

Ashley's focus is "empowering women to discover their voice and heal their relationships" and specializes in a holistic approach to counseling worrying women & highly sensitive individuals/empaths. She also has a special interest in the connection between nutrition and mental health.

The Missing Link in Disordered Eating and Food Addiction Treatment: The Spirit – Part 3

November 17, 2021
Continued from “Part 2” and as published in Kalamazoo’s Moxie Magazine, November 2021 edition. Components of Healthy Eating No matter what food you are putting in your mouth, there are...

The Missing Link in Disordered Eating and Food Addiction Treatment: The Spirit – Part 2

November 12, 2021
Continued from “Part 1” and as published in Kalamazoo’s Moxie Magazine, October 2021 edition. Bioindividuality Let us say it again together: You are unique. There is no one like you....

The Missing Link in Disordered Eating and Food Addiction Treatment: The Spirit – Part 1

October 1, 2021
Humans are different from other animals because we do not “feed.” We eat. So, we have an inherently unique relationship with food compared to all other life forms. And, when...

Why “Intuitive Eating” Is Not Enough

July 8, 2021
Published in the June 2021 Edition of Moxie Magazine (formerly Women’s Lifestyle Magazine.) Beginning with Mindfulness The research about the impact of mindfulness on healing a variety of different kinds...

Telehealth: Changing the Face of Healthcare and Why You Should Try It

December 21, 2020
Published in the December 2020 Edition of Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. Since COVID-19, virtual visits with healthcare providers have become a necessity. When people need help but are not able to...

Eating Mindfully: How to Change your Relationship with Food

July 9, 2020
Published in the July 2020 Edition of Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. In my work as a holistic psychotherapist*, I am seeing an ever-growing number of people describing that they do not...

Mindfulness: The Essential Skill during a Quarantine

April 13, 2020
It has been both my professional and personal experience that mindfulness is the single most-powerful tool that helps support someone’s personal growth and resilience. As I describe in a blog...

How to Stay Sane during the Coronavirus Pandemic

March 30, 2020
Published in the April 2020 Edition of the Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. I’ll just say it: we all feel a little crazy right now! The central challenge? How to stay grounded...

How to Survive a Quarantine in the Age of the Coronavirus (COVID-19)

March 21, 2020
As a psychotherapist, one of my central approaches to helping others is the use of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. This approach is founded on challenging distorted thoughts that tend to foster...

Just Because We Can Doesn’t Mean We Should

March 9, 2020
Published in the March 2020 Edition of the Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. If you are going out of your way to read these words, it is likely that you care not...
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