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Joy is a Teacher

One of the biggest pitfalls in self-development is believing that it has to hurt. At best that causes us to diminish our happy moments, and at worst it causes us to create pain in order to create growth. I have been guilty of both. Life teaches us in so many different ways, so let’s experience all ... read more

The New Humanitarian

The New Humanitarian
Changes are a coming! I am not sure how this will effect my website, but for now my Facebook and Instagram have changed.  If you want to know why I am doing this, this video says it all. read more

How to Actually Keep Your New Year’s Resolutions

These days New Years Resolutions get a bad wrap. Sure, they’ve been co-opted by fitness and weight-loss companies to line their pockets, but fundamentally they [resolutions] are an opportunity to re-evaluate our lives, and make some needed positive changes. Many of us are encouraged by the hope and hype ... read more

Confessions of a Bikini Queen

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a young woman named Lisa Clift at a mutual friend’s house.  Over the course of the evening we discussed our lives, and when I shared my passion for mental health and healing body image issues, I was refreshed by her openness surrounding her own history with ... read more

What we Gain When we Lose Everything

So, the worst has happened. Your greatest fear has come true. It feels like your heart has been ripped out of your chest, and your world is crumbling around you. Trust me, I have been there many times, and I have both good and bad news. I’ll start with the bad news: There are no shortcuts through the ... read more

Inner Housekeeping: Clear Your Mental Clutter

Our houses aren’t the only things that get cluttered–our minds do too!  Many of us are emotional hoarders, and have so many feelings stacked up in inside that we can barely move around anymore.  If that sounds familiar, then it may be time for some inner housekeeping. For those of us who are ... read more

Recovery Survival Guide: Birthdays

For anyone in recovery, especially at the beginning, birthdays can be extremely stressful, if not panic inducing.  Birthday cake, birthday dinners, birthday drinks, birthday parties, having your picture taken more than usual…all of these carry potential to be triggering in eating disorder recovery. ... read more

Three Keys to Successful Recovery

Recovery is tough, no question.  It might feel damn near impossible when you’re in the throes of it, but as many can attest, it can be done!  Whether you’re struggling with drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder, sex, gambling, or even in some cases depression, the psychological underpinnings are very ... read more