Local researcher: Self-compassion and eating behaviors linked

(Sheridan, Wyo.) — Few studies have investigated the potential relationship between self-compassion and eating behaviors, according to Associations Among Self-Compassion, Eating Behaviors, and Stress in College Freshmen , a piece published this month in the academic journal Lifescience Global. The study was co-authored by Sheridan business woman Teresa Araas . The study, according to its abstract, explores how "self-compassion has been shown to improve one’s ability to respond more effectively to various situations and stressors by embracing the constructs of self-kindness, common humanity and mindfulness." The study examined correlations between self-compassion, eating behaviors and stress in first-time college freshmen. Download the full paper here . Teresa Araas, who most of Sheridan knows as Teddy, is the owner of Balanced Living Health & Wellbeing Consultants, LLC and Santosha Yoga. She has a PhD, is a certified health education specialist, is an experienced yoga/ meditation teacher who also is certified to train teachers and is as a certified yoga therapist. "I am also very proud that I hold an adjunct research fellowship and teach doctoral courses for Rocky Mountain University of Health Professions in Provo, Utah," Araas said. "I mentor students on committees for doctoral dissertations and teach doctoral courses." *Feature photo: Araas teaches a class at Santosha Yoga, h/t Sheridan Wellness / Pitchengine Communities* #dally #news