Thursday, May 21, 2015

Snapshot - Cognition and Emotions Class



I did not realize how much your emotions can affect your overall health (mentally, physically, and also spiritually).  I am  really enjoying my class on cognition and emotions.smile emoticon I am learning a lot of new information.

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

Anorexia & Body Image

All over the world there  are various views and ideology of what is considered beautiful especially when it comes to body images.  For example in some African countries such as Nigeria,  a woman who has a few extra pounds or curves is considered attractive.  But in other countries such as the United States being skinny  or thin is what is considered beautiful.  This strong powerful message of the standard of beauty is often times depicted in the media and is forever etched into the minds of women and young girls.  On my  Psychology Essence Blog. This week's word of the day is psychopathology.  This week's topic is on Symptoms and Etiology of  Anorexia Nervosa. Anorexia is an eating  disorder classified by an obsessive urge to lose weight by refusing to eat food.

Copyrighted 2015 by Kimberly Swanson (Messenger Publishing, Inc.) all rights reserved.

Tuesday, March 17, 2015

Six Ways to Have Confidence - Believe in Yourself



Having confidence can make you or break. If you don't believe in yourself, then who else will?  It is important  to build up your self confidence in order to be more successful in different aspects of your life.

"Life is filled with joy and laughter.  Try to make the most of each precious moment it brings." -  Kimberly Purpoz








The following are the six tips that I share on my v-log:
  • Affirmations
  • Positive people
  • Believe in yourself
  • Taking care of your health
  • Improve your appearance
  • Love yourself





Below is  is the link to my v-log on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel:



My upcoming book, Purpose Lies Within:  A Motivational Book for the Heart and Soul coming soon!:)

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Beginning of Psychology PhD Program (Cognitive Neuroscience)

I have officially started the PhD program:). Looking, forward to learning more about the brain in Neuroscience.  I will keep you guys posted.


Thursday, February 26, 2015

Notes from Binge /Emotional Eating Disorder V-log


Emotional Eating can be a serious health problem if it is not managed properly.  This week I did a v-log about my binge eating disorder experience and how I  have coped with it (click on video below).    The following are some of the things you can do to overcome it Binge Eating Disorder.

  • Recognize that you an emotional eater -  Often time people who are emotional eaters don’t realize that they are overeating or they are denial that they are over eating.  
  • Figure what causes you to emotionally eat -  Usually people binge eat when they are under a lot of stress, sad, or depressed.  There are many things that can cause a person to binge eat.
  •  Intervention – Replace overeating with something more healthy (healthier lifestyle) such as using daily exercise, eating right, meditation, drawing, painting as an outlet.
If you think you are a binge/emotional eater and have a hard time coping, you may need to seek professional counseling. 

References
Psychology Today –Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test
http://psychologytoday.tests.psychtests.com/take_test.php?idRegTest=3244

Emotional Eating- How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating
Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal Ph.D. Last updated: February 2015.
http://www.helpguide.org/articles/diet-weight-loss/emotional-eating.htm



Sunday, February 22, 2015

Change - (Career Gain, Losing A Loved One and Emotional Eating)



I’ve been through several changes in my life; some are good while others are not.  One good change is completing my master’s degree in psychology.  For my internship I am working at a local counseling center where I am getting some valuable experience in working in both counseling and in medical billing and coding.  I am learning different techniques when it comes to both individual and group counseling.  I am having the opportunity to teach classes on both anger management and stress.
With my internship I am also learning how to do medical billing and coding and how to process
payments through Medicaid.  I am learning a wealth of information.  Practically every very time I go to the counseling center, I learn something new.  I am also in the process of pursuing my Associate Professional Counseling License (LAPC).
The negative thing that occurred in my life was losing my father.  My father, Dr. Johnnie Swanson died last week and it hit my family and me pretty hard.  He will be greatly missed.  Having these new great beginnings taking place in my life and then having to cope with   death and losing a loved one can be very hard and difficult.  I began to regress started back over eating  again.  But I realized that I have a problem with emotionl eating so I put a stop to it dead in its track.  This week,  I will posting a v- blog about my Emotional eating issues (Binge eating disorder) on  my YouTube channel Kimberly Purpoz.   I will share with you all what I am doing to manage my  binge eating issue. I am determined not to go back my old habits. I want to continue being  healthy and live by my dad's motto "Your Health is your First Wealth".
My dad and I had a very close relationship and he is going to be missed.  I took another term off from school.  But I know that I have to go back stronger than ever when I start back into my PhD program because I have made a promise to my dad that I will continue my education and pursue my dream of becoming a doctor.
I am also a research writer and blogger for U.S. Career Institute.  You read  my article called "When Change Occur in Your Life at  @ https://uscistudentblog2.wordpress.com/2015/02/18/when-changes-occur-in-your-life/.  Don't forget to check and subscribe to the Kimberly Purpoz Channel @ https://www.youtube.com/user/purpoz1.  Till time keep the faith.

Love,

Kimberly Purpoz

Sunday, February 1, 2015

My Weight Lost Journey

Hello peeps.  I decided to take charge of my health and make a difference in how I live.  Now I have changed the way I eat and include daily exercise into my day to day routine.  Below are some snapshots of my work in progress of losing 25 pounds.  I am currently looking to lose 25-50 more pounds.



After seeing  the progress of my hard  work,  I am really forward to working harder to get my body in top shape.  I am currently on a regiment of  drinking more water, eating more organic foods and having smoothies.  I exercises at least 3 times a weeks doing aerobic and weight training.



Below is the link to my  v-log of  my weight lost journey on the Kimberly Purpoz Channel on Youtube.  Enjoy and don't forget to subscribe.