1. 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

  2. Why?

    Today I am asking the question “why” and how to use the answer to improve self-care. You have goals. You have aspirations. You wake up every single day with intention, motivation, and a plan. You have things to accomplish, and you have a dream of who you want to be. I am going to ask for your participation today. Don’t worry it is harmless and I hope it will help relax and energize you. Find…Read More

  3. fit not fabulous

    I Was Fit, But Not So Fabulous…The Things People Do Not Tell You About Your Eating Disorder.

    I was Fit, But Not So Fabulous….The Things People Do Not Tell You About Your Eating Disorder I could use my work with individual clients to share how complex and overwhelming an eating disorder can be, but I want to protect their stories, so I am going to share my story and how being fit is not always is so fabulous. In this blog I discuss relapse and how to handle coping while transitioning to …Read More

  4. Common Eating Disorder Myths Debunked

    There are a lot of myths regarding disorders. Most of the myths can prevent someone from getting help, which is really, really scary. We live in a health obsessed world. And while health is fabulous it can sometimes go too far. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate than any other mental illness. We have ideas in our mind of what an eating disorder “should” look like, however the sig…Read More

  5. Recovery Is Possible

    https://youtu.be/502qJDxxgDs Hey guys. I have been thinking about recovery a lot lately. I have been having recovery conversations with clients lately and we are looking at how recovery from an eating disorder is 100% possible. Today I talk about reasons why recovery seems impossible: - our culture - diets are everywhere - we are taught it is OK to shame ourselves and our bodies I also talk about …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

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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

  8. Be Your Best Self

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  9. 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

  10. 5 Solutions to Overcome Emotional Eating

    Millions of people eat their feelings.  This is evidenced by the number of people with eating disorders.  According to the National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders it is estimated that 24 million Americans suffer with eating disorders (i.e., binge eating and restrictive eating).  This is an issue that impacts not only women, but all races, genders, and ages …Read More