1. Beat The Summer Body Pressure

    The other day I was walking through a department store and walked past the swimsuit section. Clearly marked on a suit was a sticker that said, “Look 10 pounds lighter”. This is appalling for a couple reasons. For one I am not sure about the technology involved to make a swimsuit make you look different and second this was a blatant marketing tool. There is a lot of pressure to change your body…Read More

  2. Avoiding Comparison

    Comparing yourself to others is going to cause you nothing but anxiety, confusion, and upset. I am not going to tell you, "Stop comparing", because if it were that easy none of us would be in this position. It is super hard to not compare yourself to others. As an Eating Disorder Therapist, Body Image, Self-Esteem and Eating Disorder Recovery Coach in Texas I am seeing a lot of clients struggling …Read More

  3. You Don’t Have To Learn To Love Your Body

    As an eating disorder therapist in Sherman, TX I often talk to clients about how to accept and feel better about their body. Let me start by saying that loving your body is really hard. Let me also add it is not a linear process and there is no right or wrong way to love your body. Loving your body is about loving yourself. It is about learning to respect, accept, and be patient with yourself. Lo…Read More

  4. Get A Beach Body

    It is that time of year when you are going to see a flood of ads and people talking about getting beach body ready. We have been conditioned to believe that only certain body types are allowed or OK to wear bathing suits or enjoy the beach. Well this is simply not true. As an eating disorder therapist, body image, self-esteem and eating disorder recovery coach I help people learn to deal with livi…Read More

  5. How Can I Love Myself When That Is The Last Thing I Want To Do

    As an eating disorder therapist, body image, self-esteem, and eating disorder recovery coach in Sherman, TX I see a lot individuals that struggle with self-hatred. Recently I was asked, “How can I love myself when that is the last thing I want to do”? Your Eating Disorder Is A Liar That nagging and mean voice in your head can make it really hard to accept yourself and to practice self-compassi…Read More

  6. If You Hate Having Your Picture Taken Read This…

    Looking at pictures of yourself can trigger a lot. It triggers upset and frustration. A picture becomes a permanent reminder of you and your body. As an eating disorder therapist, body image, and self-esteem coach I work with a lot of people that experience a great deal of anxiety and upset when approached to have a picture taken. I so GET IT! Just the other day I was confronted with a picture fro…Read More

  7. Improve Your Body Image

    As an Eating Disorder therapist in Sherman, TX and a Body Image, Self-Esteem, and Recovery Coach I work with a lot of people to improve their body image. Body image is impacted by a lot of different factors. Our relationships Our own internal expectations Our beliefs about ourselves Social and cultural beauty standards Negative emotions Bad stuff you have experienced I talk about self-love and bod…Read More

  8. Why You Are My Inspiration. You Have All The Strength You Need.

    It is not easy to love yourself. That is because you were taught not to. How many times did you hear, “girls are made of sugar and spice and everything nice” or “don’t say anything unless you have something nice to say” or “stay humble”? These are just a few of things we are taught as young girls. You were told that in order to be loved, happy, and sweet girl you have to be humble, q…Read More

  9. My Non-Highlight Reel

    Here is my non-highlight reel... Yesterday and today SUCK! I have a sick dog, my house is a disaster, I have a headache, my husband and I were not all rainbows and unicorns, laundry is not getting done because my washer flooded, work has had some frustrating kinks, nothing has gone to plan, I don’t feel very positive, my anxiety has been high, and I did not feel like a rockstar therapist. We jug…Read More

  10. Eating Disorder Awareness Week

    https://youtu.be/KS3Jxut0mIo It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week. This is a week suggested by National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA) to educate and bring awareness to eating disorders. Eating Disorders are not just a phase. They are serious and complex illnesses. After working with hundreds of young women I have found 6 mental roadblocks keep us ladies from being able to feel good enough and…Read More