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Overcomer- Tramaine

"I share what I've been through to help save lives. Before you do anything you might regret just look at where I was and take a 2nd thought. "

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Overcomer NJ

Get started where you are.  If you’re afraid, do it afraid. The sooner you confront fear the soon fear understands that it cannot dominate you. 

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Overcomer-Dominique

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Overcomer-Dominique

Your choice to change does not have to be sudden; you can take one small step at a time, minute by minute, day by day. It's going to take some energy.

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Christmas in July

Christmas in July

It feels like Christmas in July!



I'm sure you are wondering how can it feel like Christmas in July?

Wonder no more...
A Solution B, LLC has  updates to give you.

This Private Practice has recently obtained a  physical location. The address is as follows:
625 Kenmoore Ave Se, Suite 301
Grand Rapids, MI 49546

another thing, A Solution B is now officially ADS certified- Acudetox Certified Specialist providing Ear Acupuncture.


 

Also, Officially Facebook "certified"...so come join us on Facebook where you can get updates, inspiration and even recipes for optimal mental and physical health.

Just search @ASolutionB on Facebook or click the link.

Best of all...business is growing!!!!

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Simple and quick Balsamic Tilapia

Here's a simple and quick for lunch or dinner recipe: Simple and quick Balsamic Tilapia

Tilipia 2

Balsamic Tilapia

served with Asparagus with garlic and tomato

 

Tilapia is a fish that has an extremely mild flavor...so for those who do not like the taste of fish, this may be the thing for you.

 

For years, the taste of fish was overpowering to me. However, I knew that fish is considered a brain food, meaning it provides many nutritional benefits for the brain. Well, of course, my brain is absolutely a priority for me. However, the taste of fish is not. I'm glad a friend of mine introduced me to tilapia. This way I can add fish into my lifestyle once a week without having to plug my nose to avoid the taste. Tilapia's flavor is a pleasure to eat. This recipe is so simple and quick for me...I can incorporate it into a busy day and not feel overwhelmed.

 

I've met many people with similar concerns, fish taste and/or time constraints. So I thought I'd share. 

 

You will need the following items:

  • 2 Tilapia Fillets
  • Balsamic Vinegar - 1 TableSpoon 
  • Salt- 1 pinch
  • Pepper-1 pinch
  • unsalted butter/olive oil- 1 tsp- only to grease the skillet.
      Directions:    1. Wash your fish.     2. Mix the all of the ingredients in a bowl, except for the olive oil/ unsalted butter. Add the fish into the mix.    (Optional). place the container in the refrigerator and allow fish to marinate for 15 minutes.  Remember this is optional, it really depends on how much you like the flavor.     3. In the meantime, pour olive oil or unsalted butter into skillet. Place skillet on the   stove ,   using medium heat. After the heat is up and the butter has melted/olive oil has heated, add the fillets into the skillet.    4. Cook both sides evenly. After one side has turned white, turn the fillet over and cook the other side.   This usually takes less than 5 minutes to cook. Take a   spactula  /fork to pull it out.    There you have it...all done!

    Directions:

    1. Wash your fish. 

    2. Mix the all of the ingredients in a bowl, except for the olive oil/ unsalted butter. Add the fish into the mix.

    (Optional). place the container in the refrigerator and allow fish to marinate for 15 minutes.  Remember this is optional, it really depends on how much you like the flavor. 

    3. In the meantime, pour olive oil or unsalted butter into skillet. Place skillet on the stove , using medium heat. After the heat is up and the butter has melted/olive oil has heated, add the fillets into the skillet.

    4. Cook both sides evenly. After one side has turned white, turn the fillet over and cook the other side.   This usually takes less than 5 minutes to cook. Take a spactula/fork to pull it out.

    There you have it...all done!

     

    Benefits of Tilipia: 

    This fish is known to assist in the production of bone health, increase heart health and premature aging. In addition, it is also known to prevent various forms of cancer. Tilipia is also a source of important vitamins which you may not receive from various processed foods. 

    There is conflicting information regarding this fish as it is known as a scavenger. Different medias encourage US Farm raised Tilipa as there are more strict regulations that may not be present in other locations. 

     To learn more: 8 Amazing Benefits of Tilipia

     


    Tips:

     For affordable cost-Tilapia can be found at Aldi's frozen fish section or fresh at Fresh Thyme

     


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    "Therapist are for crazy people..."

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    "Therapist are for crazy people..."

     It's an unusual day today in Michigan. I mean...for the month of February it is. Typically, the grass is covered in snow. We're helping our neighbors shovel the knee high level of white flakes, so we can have a place to park on the street. However, today the weather is bright and sunny. Temperature is in the 60's. Observing all of the people walking around outdoors, roller blading, and walking their dogs. And to think, it was just yesterday many of them were snowed in, deep in a depression, too anxious to leave the house for fear of sliding across the road.

     

    What I mean is this weather can definitely cause a person to "feel different" or even "act differently."

     

    This is the season where depression increases. It increases greatly and if it occurs mainly around this season, then it could be Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). But there are many other forms such as Bipolar Depression, Persistent Depressive disorder (AKA dysthymia) and Major Depressive disorder (single episode or recurrent episodes).

     

    Symptoms of depression will be provided in another blog for those who are interested. But for now, lets move forward... 

     

    So the title of this post is "Therapists are for crazy people..." because I hear this at least once a week in my office. Alternatively, some people believe mental health therapist are great! Because I am one, I certainly agree. But I am not here to toot my own horn.☺☺☺ I am here to provide some insight and my stance on a few ways to become a healthier you. 

     

    First and foremost (repeat the next two phrases):

     

    If I meet with a therapist it does not mean I am crazy.

     

    If I have been diagnosed with depression or anxiety that does not mean I am crazy.

     

     Some of these things can be greatly reduced by nutrition, other alternative approaches, behavioral choices and working on thinking as well. 

     

    One thing to be aware of is that your brain is just like every other organ in the body. Depending on the type of depressive disorder you experience, the chemical within the brain can become imbalanced. Therefore, most drug treatments have been developed to balance/ stabilize the imbalance.

     

    There are many other organs and body systems  that can experience imbalances, such as hormones, kidneys and even muscle- causing spasms. No one calls  those with the aforementioned conditions...crazy. I've never heard someone say, "Hey, you are crazy for saying you have muscle spasms."

     

    Have you heard this?

     

     

     There is truly a stigma within society regarding mental health. I don't believe it's fair. That is one reason I choose to become a mental health/ behavioral health therapist. There are doctors for the body to help to continue a stable balance. Well, there should be "doctors" to help manage thoughts, feelings of safety and striving for feelings of normality; and there is. This is where I come in. 

     

    How does the season affect depression and any other mental health condition. Well that will be another blog too. For now...I will be enjoying this Michigan, 60 degree weather in winter. I'm not sure how long it will last, so I'm "down" for the experience  and choose to focus on enjoying this present moment.  

     

     

    What are your thoughts?

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

     

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