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Tricks & Treats – On Halloween & Recovery Wins

Halloween was always one of the most triggering days for me in recovery. After all, binging on Halloween candy in my youth was part of how it all started. My mother (with good intentions) was extremely health conscious, and Halloween candy was highly guarded and rationed. We had a short window of time to ... read more

Pure Curiosity: Sandra Aamodt on Why Diets Make us Fat

Several years ago I read an article in the New York Times by Dr. Sandra Aamodt that made me feel like it was Christmas morning. It was the first time I had seen a legitimate scientist say authoritatively that dieting is counterproductive, and in many cases damaging. This was something I knew already, ... read more

World Mental Health Day: My Top Mental Health Lessons of the Year

Today is World Mental Health day, so it seemed appropriate to share my 3 biggest (and hardest won) mental health lessons of this past year. Truthfully, I’ve had some crazy sh*t happen in the last 18 months, and many of the mental health and recovery practices I had were put to the test. Some of ... read more

Pure Curiosity: Jake Heilbrunn on Transforming Anxiety into Passion

Jake Heilbrunn was suffering from crippling anxiety before embarking on a life-changing trip to South America. His experience during his travels connected him to his passion for helping others, and when he returned he began speaking and writing about his journey. Jake is now an extremely accomplished ... read more