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. 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

  3. 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

  4. 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

  5. Improve Your Body Image With These 5 Simple Steps

    So you got through Thanksgiving!? Good for you! It was not easy. As much as you want the holiday to be exciting and wonderful, for a lot of people the holidays are very stressful. If you are like my clients and the individuals I work with you are not looking forward to the holidays because of family issues, food issues, and body issues. Thanksgiving has come and gone, but it is possible you starte…Read More

  6. Mindful Eating

    [wp-rss-aggregator exclude="594"] Hopefully you have learned about health foods and you allow your body to eat foods that are healthy because it is what you want to enjoy.  You also allow yourself to eat non-healthy foods because you are craving it.  Intuitive eating can be a challenge.  It is hard if you have been restricting.  It is a challenge if you are trying to lose weight.  It is a cha…Read More

  7. Do you have an Eating Disorder?

    Our society is consumed with self-image and weight loss. We have become weight obsessed and the media continues to suggest thinness is desirable. A goal of weight loss (or gain) for health is important. An eating disorder takes weight loss, body concerns, and eating to an extreme. A healthy practice becomes an obsession that causes abnormal eating patterns that will ultimately compromise health. E…Read More

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    Mental Health Awareness

    May is Mental Health Awareness Month.  Most people think that mental health relates to depression, anxiety, or being "crazy".  However mental health issues can and will impact everyone.  Yep, everyone has mental health problems.  Even you!  Do you get stressed?  I bet you do.  Even good things in life, graduation, moving, marriage, or having a baby are considered stressful.  Stress is a me…Read More

  9. Be Your Best Self

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  10. Strive for Ordinary

    I believe that every single person on this planet has a great purpose.  I believe that all humans are on Earth to do wonderful things and touch lives.   As humans we have a basic need to connect with others and to develop a healthy self-esteem we need a sense of community and belonging.  According to Abraham Maslow (1954) in order for a person to  reach their full potential and…Read More