Friday, June 5, 2015

Updates & Random Summer Pics (2015)

Rockin a new Summer hairdo
with makeup.
What's up peeps?  It is already Summer and so many changes have occurred this season.  I no longer blog for U.S. Career Institute, but I still attend their school.  I finally landed me a job working for the state as a supervised therapist and assessor.  Yey!!!  It seem like my hard work is finally beginning to pay off.   

Sometimes it may seem like your hard work has gone unnoticed  but hang in there  you will eventually reach your goals and fullest potential.  The key is to never give up.  Like my father Dr. Swanson always said,  "Don't drop your bone!"

The following are some random Summer pics:
Au Natural! - Summer hair do, no make up only lip gloss.
Hair styled my daughter, Autumn!:)

Enjoyed my green salad with
a slice of corn bread on the side!
My favorite summer  homemade soup.
The rock of hope in our family garden.

At the gym enjoying the sauna and steam room Ummm
relaxing after a good workout.
Me getting ready to relax after a
long busy day.
*Thanks for stopping by and visiting my blog.  Don't forget to visit the Kimberly Purpoz ChannelPsychology Essence Blog and check out my booksupcoming books, and future books to come.  Till next time peace!!!:)

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Green Salad Recipe

Avocado (optional)
1/2 cup
Black beans, canned
1/2 cup
Cherry tomatoes (optional)
2 tbsp
Cilantro, fresh leaves
1/2 cup
Purple onions
Boiled Eggs
1-2 cup(s)
Lime, Juice of (optional)
5 cups
Romaine lettuce
Baking & Spices
1 Pinch
Garlic Powder
Oils & Vinegars
2 tbsp
Basalmic vinegar
1/4 cup
Olive oil
Bread & Baked Goods
1/4 cup
Cornbread on the side (Optional)
1/2 cup
Choice of Dressing

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 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. 

Psychology Today –Eating Disorders and Emotional Eating Test

Emotional Eating- How to Recognize and Stop Emotional Eating
Authors: Melinda Smith, M.A. and Jeanne Segal Ph.D. Last updated: February 2015.