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Healthy Lifestyle & Wellness

Healthy Lifestyle and Wellness

Article by M. Joy Young, LCSW, ACSW Portland Oregon
(503) 309-1163

“Your struggles with food can serve as a window to your deepest thoughts and feelings.”

-Linda R. Harper, Ph.D. The Tao of Food


Would you like a more active lifestyle that might help you loose weight and improve your wellbeing?

Would you like a lifestyle that supports wellness goals and healthy self care?

Want to eat healthier and feel better?

Lifestyle Wellness

The word lifestyle can be defined as one’s approach to living or pattern of living. It is your overall life attitude and habits.

At Portland Lifestyle Counseling, LLC we can examine your current lifestyle with an eye on wellness. Let me help you change emotional patterns and mental blocks around health, lifestyle issues, and barriers to wellness.


  • Set reasonable wellness goals.
  • Create a healthy lifestyle or self care plan.
  • Determine where adjustments can be made to your current lifestyle routine.
  • Create a balanced lifestyle plan that encompasses your wellness goals.
  • Have support as you practice new skills that will help you meet and sustain your wellness goals.

These are just some of the ways lifestyle/wellness coaching can help.


Often when making lasting lifestyle changes “will power” alone can produce momentary changes, but can eventually leave you feeling defeated and frustrated when the changes are not sustainable over time.

The result: deeper connection to unhealthy lifestyle habits.

My style is intuitive and down to earth with a sense of humor. Emphasis is placed on self acceptance, loving kindness, creativity, and relationship with your inner knowing – essentials that can support you in making sustainable lifestyle changes.

This service is conducted using a coaching format that emphasizes action steps.

“The way we eat represents our most profound engagement with the world. Daily our eating turns nature into culture, transforming the world into our bodies and minds.”

-Michael Pollan, The Omnivore’s Dilemma

If you are ready to have a more active lifestyle, meet your weight loss goals, feel healthier contact M. Joy Young, LCSW at (503) 309-1163 or email me at . I am accepting new referrals and would welcome your call.