I am a (HAES) Health At Every Size therapist. As stated in the link below: "The Health At Every Size® (HAES®) approach is an alternative to the weight/size-based paradigm upon which much current public health policy is based." Before we go any further, check out this HAES Fact Sheet so you can understand what HAES… Continue reading What does (HAES) Health AT Every Size Even Mean???
When it comes to eating disorders, healing looks different for everyone. When a person says that they are healed from their disorder, that might not necessarily mean the absence of it. Being healed might simply mean having more power over the eating disorder voice than you did when the eating disorder was full blown. Maybe… Continue reading Being Healed From It Does Not Always Mean The Absence Of It
"Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally as futile (and uncomfortable) to have the same expectation with body size. But mostly, respect your body, so you can feel better about who you are. It's hard… Continue reading What Does Intuitive Eating Even Mean??
Maybe you clicked on this post because you or someone you know has an eating disorder... Maybe you clicked on this post because you are sick and tired of diets and hating your body... Whatever the reason is, I'm glad you are here. If right here...in this moment...you are questioning if you want to choose… Continue reading Food Freedom/Body Peace Resources
“You can never cross the ocean unless you have the courage to lose sight of the shore.” –Christopher Columbus I saw the ocean for the first time when I was in the 2nd grade. I remember standing on the beach and looking at the water. To be honest, the ocean scared me...it scared me… Continue reading Do It Afraid
Between stimulus and response there's a space, in that space lies our power to choose our response, in our response lies our growth and freedom. -Viktor Frankl Today I was in a situation where my response ended up changing the mood of the whole situation. I believe it was because I applied 3 things that… Continue reading The Power in Choosing Our Responses
Life is all about balance. You don't always need to be getting stuff done. Sometimes it's perfectly okay, and absolutely necessary, to shut down, kick back, and do nothing. -Lori Deschene Balance is so important. It's like a chair. A chair will lose balance with only 3 legs. As a counselor, I strive to help… Continue reading The 4 Things That Keep Me Balanced