The Enneagram Test

Introduction to the Enneagram Test

Introduction to the Enneagram Test By Bridget Nash MA LLPC This Enneagram intro summary may be helpful for people who have heard of it, but don’t know much about it, young adults who are looking for information that is more comprehensive than the occasional Instagram post, older adults who want to know […]

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Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us

Fighting the Media’s Attempt to Dysregulate Us By The Manly Counselor Part Three of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I remember I was driving down the highway with a friend of mine and we were discussing what makes a billboard so effective at getting people to pull off the […]

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How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want

How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want

How the Media Convinces Us to Buy Stuff We Don’t Want By The Manly Counselor Part two of Media Consumption and Body Dysregulation One day I was sitting at home watching TV when it went to commercial break.  The first commercial that came on was for a fast food restaurant […]

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Learn more about ways for men to mindful

Manly Mindfulness (Part One)

Manly Mindfulness (Part One) By The Manly Counselor Tell me if this sounds familiar. You are told by a friend that they practice mindfulness and you wonder to yourself “what does that mean?”. Then you talk to that friend again and they explain that they go to Yoga three times […]

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Health Coaching Programs

Get the Answers You Need: Laboratory Testing & Coaching for Optimal Gut Health Health coaching programs offered at Health for Life Grand Rapids. Food Sensitivity Testing & Health Coaching Take the guesswork out of finding the diet that is best for your unique body, and eliminate nasty side effects of [...] Read More



the bruise under my toenail by Paul Krauss MA LPC

The bruise under my toenail

The bruise under my toenail By Paul Krauss MA LPC As you can see in the picture, I have a bruise under my toenail. The marker of the bruise under my toenail is almost gone, and in a few weeks my nail will have grown and pushed the mark to […]

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why you need an accurate food allergy panel

Why you need an accurate Food Allergy Panel

Why you need an accurate Food Allergy Panel Have you heard about the Food Allergy Panel? It’s been a popular test for the past few years, and with good reason! But we are hearing some people are still confused, so let’s clear it up. The Food Allergy Panel is a […]

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gut brain connection

What is the deal with the Gut Brain Connection?

What is the deal with the Gut Brain Connection? If you are suffering with depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder or a variation of another mental illness, it’s likely you’ve perused the archives of “Dr. Google” and found many blogs or articles talking of the benefits of a healthy diet. And you […]

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new year tips, rewind, reset, and give yourself permission, grand rapids, MI

Rewind, reset, and give yourself “permission” in the New Year!

How to rewind, reset, and give yourself “permission” in the New Year! by Jen Belmonte, LMSW, CHC It’s that time of year again!  Gym memberships significantly increase, families and individuals adopt healthier food choices, and many homes experience greater organization, cleaning, etc! But how do we approach the New Year […]

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6 principles of naturopathic medicine

A Naturopathic Medicine Overview

A Naturopathic Medicine Overview We want to offer a brief overview of what Naturopathic Medicine is all about, why it is a vital integrative approach, and how to describe it to your friends and family asking, “What are you doing that’s making such a difference?”  Naturopathic medicine is a system of […]

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