Self Acceptance In The New Year

First let’s clarify what “accepting” yourself means.  No, accepting yourself doesn’t mean “letting yourself go” and not taking care of yourself.  It is really just the opposite.  Accepting yourself starts with nurturing yourself.  Empowering yourself.  What does this look like for you?  How do you accept all parts of yourself?  There are no “bad” parts of ourselves.  We do have …

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 enjoy a holiday that is …

Do I or Someone I know Have an Eating Disorder

Do I or Someone I Know Have an Eating Disorder? National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2014 With this week being the national eating disorder awareness week I think it would be appropriate to post some possible signs of an eating disorder.  A quick screening that can be used to help assess if you may need further evaluation to determine if …

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 …