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.

How to Make a Decision

July 22, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, July 2019 Edition. Life can be hard and hindsight always seems 20/20. So, how should one make a decision,...

When Our Support Base Is Not Supportive

July 2, 2019
[Published in Natural Awakenings Magazine, June 2019 Edition.] The reality is not everyone agrees with us or believes that what we are doing is the right thing and in light...

Understanding Being Transgender: What to Know and What to Do

June 3, 2019
June is National Pride Month! So, I figured I would start the month off with some pride talking about a topic that has been getting a lot of press lately:...

The Power of Mother/Daughter Relationships: Practicing Appreciation

April 30, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, May 2019 Edition. This month we get to celebrate Mother’s Day. What a wonderful opportunity to reflect on the...

Nutrition and Mental Health: The Essential Missing Link

February 25, 2019
As published in in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, March 2019 Edition. Did you know?: The “Minnesota Starvation Experiment” in the 1950s found that mental health symptoms (e.g....

What you Should Know about the Highly Sensitive Person in your Life

February 18, 2019
[Published in Natural Awakenings Magazine, November 2018 Edition.] I previously wrote an article offering a general overview of the concept of a Highly Sensitive Person/“Empath”. Since writing that article, there...

Listen to Your Heart

January 11, 2019
[As printed in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, February 2015 Edition]; article from guest blogger Stacy McDonald. It’s Friday evening after a long week of work, housework, errands,...

How to Improve Mental Health – Stop Coping!

November 5, 2018
[Published in Natural Awakening’s magazine, September 2018 edition.] Yes, you read the title of this article correctly – a therapist just told you to stop coping in order to improve...

Recognizing and Addressing Domestic Violence

October 1, 2018
[As printed in The Women’s Lifestyle Magazine of Greater Kalamazoo, October 2018 Edition] In honor of October as National Domestic Violence Awareness Month, I want to pay tribute with this...

How to Do “Tapping”/EFT – Vlog Demonstration

September 22, 2018
Posted 9/22/18  As promised when I announced that I now offer another holistic healing technique to clients, here is a video that walks you through how to do “Tapping”/EFT so...
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