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.

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...

How to Love your Body

January 28, 2020
As published in the February 2020 edition of The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. We all would like to love our bodies. As you may have noticed, however, loving our bodies is...

The Case Against Making a New Year’s Resolution

December 27, 2019
As published in the January 2020 edition of The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine. It’s that time of year again: the time for New Year’s resolutions. But, before you go making goals...

Mothers: Stop Ruining Your Daughters!

October 21, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, October 2019 Edition. Ladies, it’s about to get real. I’m about to give you a behind-the-scenes look at being...

The Dangers of Being Small

September 23, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, September 2019 Edition. I don’t have to tell you that we live in a society where “diet culture” is...

The Secret to Happiness: Stop Trying to Change People!

August 26, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, August 2019 Edition. What if we stopped spending time trying to change people, “rescue” them, or make them see...
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