Denise Cangiano, LMFT

Harmonizing Health
Counseling and Education Center

(530) 894-1548

1216 Sheridan Avenue
Chico, CA



by appointment

Let’s talk about Healthy Living

Still going strong at nearly 89 and 85 years young.

Still going strong at nearly 89 and 85 years young.

WELCOME to my new blog!  I am so excited this is finally happening.  I have spent my entire life thinking about how I can be happier and how I can feel better.  I was lucky to have a father that was a physician who was ahead of his time and very much into preventative medicine.  In my youth we would be driving in the family car and he would be reading Prevention Magazine in the back seat of the car (while my mom always drove) telling us all about the fascinating new information on healthy living.  I used to soak it all up in my young brain and get very excited about how I could make my own life better.

I was the one in the family that turned to non-fat milk (back when it was considered to be healthier) and ate only whole grain bread (rather than white) again when it was deemed to be healthier, in an attempt to better myself.  I did this all because my dad would tell me what was best to do and I was trying to be the best that I could.  When I was a teenager, my dad gave me a book on how to Parent your Teenager which I read with passion.  I learned so many beginning skills on communication that it sent me on a life long mission of learning to understand all about communication and peaceful living, which I still work at today.

Because of this early upbringing, I chose to go into the educational fields of Fitness and Psychology in an attempt to better understand our bodies and to better understand our minds.  I knew (because my dad said so, ha ha) and because I had one of those gut feelings that combining the inner workings of the mind and the fitness of the body was going to be very important in finding our truest health and happiness. 

So finally, I get to bring those two worlds together here with you on this blog site.  I am still passionate about the interrelationship of the mind and body and how it affects our health and happiness.  With this blog I intend to have it be a forum where we can all have conversations about knowledge, questions, struggles and successes that we all have during the journey of living healthier and happier lives.  Each week I intend to post a blog on information, education or just something that I have been inspired by in attempt to promote information, show support and open up conversation.  Will you join me on this journey? 

I dedicate this blog to my parents Pat & Loreli, for teaching me to strive and to know that anything is possible; and for always supporting me no matter what.


Denise Cangiano