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5 Ways to Develop Self-Compassion

  Self-compassion is having the ability to completely accept who we are. It’s about accepting our strengths, weaknesses, and flaws. It’s about accepting our bodies, our thoughts, and our feelings. So why is this so important? Without self-compassion it is difficult to be happy, feel confident, and to love others. These are the benefits of

Never Enough, Always Too Much

Never Enough, Always Too Much: It’s not just about the food Do you struggle with regulating your food intake? Do you have a hard time budgeting your money or allowing yourself to spend money on yourself? Do you have difficulty feeling loved by others? Most of us who struggle in our relationship with food also

How to Make Thanksgiving NOT About Food

Thanksgiving, Christmas, and New Years can be stressful holidays for those struggling with disordered eating and symptoms of an eating disorder. For most people the holidays are about sharing food with friends and family. What happens when we have a negative view of food? If we see food as the enemy, how can we still

How to Help Build Your Child’s Self-Esteem

How can we help kids feel better about her/him self? Do you ever worry that your child may have low self-esteem? Is your child able to stand up for him/her self? Do they have a good sense of what they are good at and what characteristics they like about their self? In working with children

Celebrating Lent With An Eating Disorder

Do you have specific religious beliefs that you practice during Lent and struggle with an eating disorder? Do you believe that you must “give up” something during Lent in order to follow your religious beliefs? I frequently here of people giving up desserts, sweets, snacks, or other food types during Lent. Although this may be

Understanding Borderline Personality Disorder

Borderline personality disorder (BPD) is a complex disorder that is said to affect 2 % of the population. It is more commonly diagnosed in women and frequently occurs with other mental illnesses including mood disorders, anxiety disorders, and eating disorders. Being diagnosed with BPD can be scary, frustrating, and comforting- to know that other people

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