Monthly Archives: February 2012

Portland Fitness Training: The Type of Protein you Eat is Important

If you are starting to work on your food plan, then one of the components you want to investigate is where are you getting your protein from. You should look at this component in a way that you can get protein from various sources, not just from meat. If you can vary up the types of protein you ingest with adding variety, such as, fish, chicken, lean red meat, plant based proteins, and if needed, protein supplements. In regards to supplements, I would do a lot of research, and even ask your physician or registered dietician (RD) on what they recommend. There are a lot of shady supplement companies out there, so do your research on ingesting any type of supplement, because they are not regulated by the FDA.

Thanks,
Portland Fitness Training

Portland Fitness Training: Is Low Carb For You?

Here is a quick question you need to ask yourself first before going low carb: have you wrote down your food for at least a week and noticed that your diet consists of carbohydrates that is composed of refined sugars and processed flour? If this is a high percentage of your diet, you may benefit from getting your carbohydrates and fiber from other forms of carbohydrates such as vegetables, fruits, etc. Also, increasing the amount of lean proteins that come from fish, poultry, and lean meats can be very beneficial for you. As usual, always consult your physician, registered dietician, nutritionist or health professional.

Thanks,
Portland Fitness Trainer

 

Wear The Correct Shoes

The Resolute Teen: Satirian tx plan
Edith and Sheri are the client
Early phase
Set and define goals with client and identify any needs for referrals and crisis to address. Get Roberto to anger management classes and Edith to Dv women’s support groups.

Goal 1: Increase client’s (Edith and Sheri’s) self esteem to allow them to gain hope to what the future looks like. Read more »

Who Am I?

My Cultural Self
1. Who am I (race, gender, culture, sexual orientation, class)?
I am a Cuban American female, young adult. I identify with Southern California culture, consisting of English, casual attire, and mild change in weather year round. I am heterosexual and was brought up in middle class status as a practicing Catholic. Currently, my culture includes being a student who is financially struggling.
2. Which dimensions of my self are easy to own and embrace?
I can own and embrace my Southern California culture and language. I feel comfortable speaking English, driving around Orange County, going to the beach, and feeling at home in this surrounding. I can also embrace my heterosexuality.
Which dimensions of my self are not easy to own and embrace?
Right now my identity as a young female is not so easy to own and embrace. I find myself feeling meek and losing confidence when in front of ‘strong’ male figures. I become very cognizant of my self when around a group of males. I am also aware of my limitations around money in the area I currently live in.  I sometimes feel below others around me in Newport Beach because I am not as financially safe or have much ability for social mobility as a student.
4. Which dimensions of my self are the sources of my greatest personal discomfort?
A dimension of my self that is not easy for me to own and embrace is my age. I feel too young to be in the professional therapy world and too old to be dependent on others. Additionally, I feel hesitant to embrace my Cuban culture because I know so little about it and I look more caucasian than Cuban and I don’t speak Spanish, which people often ask when they find out my race.
5. Which dimensions of my self are the sources of my personal pride?
My personal pride derives from some of the areas I have find difficulty with. I also take pride in my young age, and reflect on how far I have come and the decisions I have made. I also respect and love my father so much. He is born and raised in Cuba and came to the US after Fidel Castro took over. Being his daughter and of the Cuban heritage makes me proud. I am also proud to be American and feel much satisfaction and gratuity to be a citizen of this country.

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Try To Stay Focused

Using cultural dimensions – Can be useful reframes to convey the idea to couples that there are forces outside the relationship that profoundly affect them as a couple.
Genogram provide a rich resource when working with couples.

Ch 3 Questioning
Questioning – crucial elements of any therapeutic conversation.
Effects are:
The listeners’ responses: verbal or nonverbal
The relationship of the people in conversation with each other
The context

Circular Thinking – interpersonal perception questions. (ex: what do you think your partner’s experiencing.) sometimes helpful to use relational context questions.
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Don’t Lie To Me

Ch 19 Biracial Legitimacy
Vignette

Ch 34 Coyote Returns
current mental health issues for Native Americans
Loss of land
Loss population
loss of language
loss of traditions (hunting, fishing, spiritual practices)
loss of Identity

Mental health effects of historical trauma include:
PTSD
anxiety
alcoholism
depression
suicide
sexual abuse
physical abuse
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Forget About It

Ch 15 Legacies of White Privilege
Author’s letter to great grandfather re: racism in families multicultural lineage

Ch 16 Transforming a Racist Legacy
Authors experience in examining racial privilege
Overt and Covert Racism
I struggle with a profound sense of personal discord as I think of these aspects of myself. I want to minimize or deny the violence I participated in. I want to think I’m a good person, but these racist behaviors do not fit that definition.
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Down The Mountain

MINORITY/MAJORITY
Ch 23 Latinas in the US
Latinas adapt to mainstream American culture in flux. There is a process of selective adaptation, becoming American only to the extent that it feels safe.
Therapeutic interventions to help Latinas build bridges that connect the two worlds and to provide a safe place from which to choose what to keep from the old culture and what to take from the new. The goal is to encourage transformation and liberation of the spirit by validating personal strengths, maintaining family connections, and creating a sense of community and support.

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Difference between good eating and bad eating?

Ch8 Finding a Place Called “Home”
Growing up with privilege author states: There were many things about my oppression that I grew up not knowing or not knowing that I knew, many issues that were mystified, obscured, or kept invisible by my community, my family, teachers.
Home is a place where we could own our cultural heritage and not have our deepest stories denied. Being of privilege is like carrying a knapsack which contains special provisions, maps, passports, and visas, bank checks, and emergency gear.
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