A big part of anxiety comes from our brain’s natural reaction to worrisome thoughts. Practicing mindfulness allows us to strengthen our ability to stay in the present and control where we place our attention.

The goal is to increase mental wellness by maximizing our overall brain health. Our habits and choices allow us to increase overall blood flow and hydration to our brain, empowering us to regulate our overall mood.

Nicole Wilson, Licensed Mental Health Counselor with McNulty Counseling and Wellness joins Gayle Guyardo, the host of the nationally syndicated health and wellness show, Bloom.

Bloom airs in 40 markets across the country, with a reach of approximately 36 million households, and in Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands and Madison, WI.

You can watch Bloom in the Tampa Bay Market weekdays at Noon on WTTA: Spectrum 1006; Frontier 514; DirecTV 38; Dish 38; Comcast 43, and look for Bloom early mornings on WFLA News Channel 8.