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Meredith Watkins

The Real, Real Meaning of Christmas

Monday, November 11, 2013,
Categories: Spirituality
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This certainly isn’t the first article to be written during the Christmas season, whereby the author attempts to realign the reader’s vision of the holiday with its true roots. I could talk (as many before me have) about love, family, sharing, togetherness, selflessness; I could talk about Jesus’ birth and all the Christian beliefs and traditions around it.

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Making Your Genes Fit

Tuesday, October 16, 2012,
Categories: Health & Wellbeing
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In both physical and mental health, we know we can control a good deal. We can choose which foods we will eat or avoid; we can choose to exercise or keep the couch company; and we can learn how to manage or avoid certain life stressors. However, at some point, many of us still believe other factors are well outside our control: namely, genes.

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Sugar Addiction: Sweet Misery for All

Friday, May 11, 2012,
Categories: Other Addictions
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In the world of addictions, most of us are well-versed in the usual suspects: alcohol, marijuana, cocaine, heroin, prescription medications. We recognize the signs and symptoms, can create a comprehensive treatment plan and support a client in the detox process, and even in the case of relapse.

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Thy Food Shall Be Thy Medicine

Wednesday, March 7, 2012,
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Anyone who has worked with people with addictions and particularly challenging mental health issues, such as eating disorders – if he or she is being honest – will tell you that frustration is a familiar companion on the journey to recovery…or relapse, as the case may often be. 

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