Mental Toughness and A Missing Cat

What I Learned About Mental Toughness From My Missing Cat

Preface: I never imagined I’d be writing a blog post about my cat. But here I am, and here we go. On Wednesday, February 22 our beloved  13-year-old cat, Aspen went missing. This was most unusual for several reasons. First, she’s an indoor cat only who’s spent maybe a total of 3 hours of her[…]

Kaizen at MindBodyHealth Denver, Clinical Psychologist Dr Justin Ross

What is Kaizen?

What Is Kaizen? I’ve heard the idea of Kaizen spoken about A LOT in 2016. Numerous authors have used this concept in their works on self-improvement, performance enhancement, productivity, and climbing the corporate ladder. Kaizen has been spoken about on podcasts and featured in blog posts in much the same way, often being alluded to as[…]

New Years Resolution, Denver Psychologist Dr Justin Ross

New Year, New Daily Wellness Regimen in 3 Easy Steps

Happy New Year! So many of us are looking for a healthy start to 2017, connected to wellness and living with intention and meaning. Cultivating wellness can occur on a daily basis by focusing on 3 key, yet simple ingredients. A New Year, New Daily Wellness Regimen in 3 Easy Steps: Wake up with “I[…]

January Mindfulness Groups, MindBodyHealth, Denver Mindfulness, Dr Justin Ross, New Years Resolution

New Year, New Mindfulness Groups!

It’s almost the New Year! We are happy to announce our next set of groups slated to begin in January. We will now be offering three groups: Tuesdays 9:30 AM, Dr. Clancy January 10, 17, 24, 31 and February 7 Tuesdays 10:30 AM, Diana Hinojosa MA. We will have a new group for Spanish speaking individuals and their families[…]

Men's Health, Dr Justin Ross, Denver, Psychologist, #movember

Dr. Ross featured on ABC for Men’s Health Month

Dr. Ross was recently interviewed by ABC News on the subject of men’s health issues. Because November is men’s health month, news and information about men’s health is front and center. Some of the topics covered in the interview, which is to air in up to 35 national markets at 4:00 PM on Friday, November[…]

Comparison is the thief of joy, Dr Justin Ross Denver Psychologist

Comparison is the Enemy of Joy

Comparison is the thief of joy. ~Theodore Roosevelt (one of my favorite quotes) A prevailing concern in many clients who come to my office is an unhealthy level of comparison. Unfortunately, comparison is a deeply ingrained human tendency experienced by all of us in different intensities and with different targets. Look at the prevalence of such[…]

The Role of Commitment Devices in Behavior Change

At any given moment, a significant percentage of the population is working to change some form of behavior, often targeting health; with New Year’s resolutions, weight loss, smoking cessation, and stress reduction toping the list. When it comes to identifying positive behaviors, we mostly understand the general guidelines: get adequate levels of movement, stop eating junk food,[…]

Denver Health Psychology Cooking Class with Health Full Life MD

Nutrition Class w/ Health Full Life Md

On Friday March 11, Dr. Ross will be presenting Mindfulness and Mindful Eating with Abby Bleistein, MD from Health Full Life MD. The class will take place at the Natural Grocers in Golden. Following a 45 minute presentation on mindfulness for life-long wellness, the class will then shift gears and feature hands on instruction in[…]

Sport Psychology Denver

The World is Flat…

Once upon a time (as common lore tells us) we humans held a belief that the world was flat. This mindset led to fear that if we were to venture too far, we’d simply fall off. The fear then perpetuated avoidance behaviors in an effort to keep us safe. But playing it safe had a downside, as this[…]