Brooke Randolph

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Brooke Randolph is a licensed mental health counselor with a wide range of experience and expertise. As the Director of Adoption Preparation & Support Services at MLJ Adoptions, Inc., Brooke has specialized in the unique needs of those in the adoption triad. As the mental health contributor at DietsInReview.com, Brooke has focused on health, stress, and growth. She is also experienced in the treatment of trauma, depression, anxiety, grief, divorce, and effective parenting and co-parenting. It Brooke's goal to encourage, equip, and empower those who seek life improvement.

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  • Brooke-Randolph, LLC; MLJ Adoptions, Inc.; Diets In Review

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    Find a system for tracking, preferably using more than one measure. There is much debate about which measures matter most, and at times progress can be seen in one area when we seem to plateau in another. Whether you keep track in a journal, on a chart, on a calendar, or using a phone...Read More
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    No. An adoption agency is often dependent on information reported to them and the accuracy of those reports and sources.  Read More
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    This depends on the country from which you are adopting. Find a local travel medicine or international medicine doctor who can meet with you to discuss traveling to a specific country and advise you on vaccinations, medications, eating while traveling, and other tips on staying healthy. 

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    It is extremely likely that eventually your child will find out the truth. If you have kept this secret from him, it could be very damaging to your relationship with him, damaging his ability to trust you. Those who find out the truth for the first time during or after the adolescent stage of identity

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    The circumstances that led to adoption will likely impact a child throughout his or her life in some way. Adoption occurs after a loss, so children tend to be sensitive to loss and grief. Other emotional issues that are common in children that are adopted include rejection/abandonment, guilt/shame,

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    Verbal, physical, or sexual abuse are all risk factors for developing bulimia nervosa. People who suffer from bulimia are more likely than others to have parents with substance abuse or mental health struggles. Participation in activities that generally require slenderness can also co...Read More
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    One obvious symptom of an eating disorder is weight loss or weight fluctuation; however, this does not apply to everyone with an eating disorder. Meghan Bennett, Recovery Care Specialist of Selah House, LLC reminds us that "someone struggling with bulimia or EDNOS (Eating Disorder Not...Read More
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    Personal stress management is the best prevention for episodes of sleep eating. Drug or alcohol use can increase one's chances for sleep disturbances, including sleep eating, and are highly discouraged. Tricyclic antidepressants may trigger sleep eating. Some of the best prevention can be...Read More
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    Here are a few suggestions for an active vacation:
    • Take a bike tour
    • See every painting or exhibit in a museum
    • Run or walk on the beach (the sand can increase difficulty)
    • Experience the local night life and go dancing
    • Hike the trails
    • Climb a waterfall or "rock hop" (as a child, we traversed mountain
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    Common self-help suggestions seem to not be standing up to research. When you try to convince yourself of positive statements, it can actually damage self-esteem. Now research is suggesting that visualizing yourself achieving your goals may make it more difficult to actually obtain those...Read More
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    Brooke Randolph answered:
    These tips may seem basic, but they can help you avoid having a Blue Christmas and hold steady on your goals through the end of the year:
    • Keep moving. Winter weather may have changed your workout plans, but don't let it cause you to be more sedentary. Get creative. Take new classes at the
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    Meditation may be about creating a calm mind, but active meditation can be a step towards creating a calm body as well. When your active meditation is complete, if your activity was even minimally intense, your body will automatically recover if you let it. The combination of a calm mind...Read More
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    It is strongly recommended that diagnosis and treatment of sleep eating are done by a sleep specialist. Medical and mental health professionals may also be included in treatment. Because sleep eating is often induced by periods of stress, stress management treatment or classes are highly...Read More
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    Also sometimes called sleep-related eating (disorder), nocturnal sleep-related eating disorder (NS-RED), or sleep-eating syndrome, sleep eating is a rare and dangerous sleep disorder (not an eating disorder) that affects up to three percent of the population. There can be comorbidity with...Read More