1. 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

  2. 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

  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. 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

  6. 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

  7. #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

  8. An Eating Disorder Therapists Tips For Managing A Purge

    As an Eating Disorder Therapist in Sherman, TX I give clients tips for how to manage the urge to purge. In my private practice I see clients struggling with Bulimia. Bulimia is a type of eating disorder associated with episodes of bingeing and purging. Purging is a compensatory behavior to rid the body of calories consumed. Purging comes in many different forms. Below I give some tips for how to m…Read More

  9. 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

  10. 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