1. Health At Every Size

    I shared a post on instagram earlier and it struck a nerve. I knew it would. I am appreciative of people wanting to have an open dialogue about this issue. Health At Every Size is a social and political issue, not necessarily a health issue. Let me explain. Health At Every Size is controversial because it goes against what we as a society have been taught. People are treated differently because of…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. 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

  4. 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

  5. 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

  6. #TimesUp

    Today’s blog is a guest post by Pamela Smith. Pam is a therapist at Texoma Specialty Counseling that specializes in trauma and substance use. Today she writes about the powerful #TimesUp and #MeToo Movements. Read her thoughts below. Reading the tweets and articles on the #TimesUp movement is a bittersweet moment for me. I applaud those brave enough to stand up and fight the good fight against s…Read More

  7. Overcome Negative Eating Disorder and Body Image Thoughts With This Simple Visualization

    If you have an eating disorder and negative body image you not only feel negatively about yourself, but you really struggle to manage negative emotions and thoughts. Below I share a visualization to practice to help you learn to better manage negative thoughts and emotions. One reason it seems hard to deal with negative emotions is because you are human, and because you are human you hate having t…Read More

  8. Resolve To Not Resolve in 2018

    Welcome to the time of the year when you are going to be bombarded with diet and weight loss resolutions and programs. When I was a fitness professional I would joke this time of the year would be super busy for me because of all the resolutions to “lose weight”, “diet”, or “change lifestyle”. Yet I also knew that come March or April the gym would not be so busy anymore. WHY? Because w…Read More

  9. Positive Affirmations – These Are A Few Of My Favorite Things

    Positive Affirmations (one of my favorite things) are a great way to challenge upsetting and overwhelming negative thoughts. You are accustomed to automatically thinking negative and upsetting things about yourself. Positive affirmations help shift thinking so that you feel more empowered and in control of your mind. For more on how to accept yourself and your body, look here. The idea is to pract…Read More

  10. Love Yourself Better

    Self-love is totally possible. I know it sounds cliche but I believe it possible to love yourself. I also believe it OK to feel like a badass. You see, I don’t want you to be a cocky butthole, but I do want you to know your purpose. I want you to see what gives you passion and excitement. I want you to learn your strengths and weaknesses. I want you to own both and know where you will flourish a…Read More