Writing a Letter to Your Body

Writing a letter to your body can be very beneficial for those who are struggling with poor body image.  Here is a worksheet I have created to help you improve your relationship with your body.  We all deserve to appreciate our body and everything it does for us every day! 1. What do you appreciate about your different body parts? …

Improve Your Mental Health and Lower Stress with Moderate Exercise

Exercise can play a very important role in recovery from depression and other mental illnesses, as well as lower our stress levels.  When we exercise our brain releases neurotransmitters or chemicals that promote a sense of well being, happiness, and calmness.  Some of the chemicals that our brain releases are like the chemicals that are used in antidepressant medications.  In …

Can Relationships Heal Eating Disorders?

New research (http://psychcentral.com/news/2014/03/23/oxytocin-shows-promise-in-treating-anorexia/67495.html) is showing some promising results of a possible new treatment approach to treating anorexia and other eating disorders.  This new research suggests the significant role that a chemical called oxytocin could play in the treatment of eating disorders.  Oxytocin is a chemical that our body releases naturally during times when we are bonding, such as in child …

Swimsuit Season, Yikes!

The flowers are blooming, the sun is shining and the mercury is rising.  What does all of this mean?  Yes, of course summer is on the way!  So bring on the barbecues, the neighborhood block parties, boat rides, hiking, and lazy days by the pool.  Oh, but you say there is one problem.  That New Year’s resolution I made so …