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How I’m Staying Sane During Quarantine

To say things are rough in the world right now, is an understatement. The scariest piece of all of this uncertainty, panic, scarcity and economic insecurity is that there is no end in sight and even no plan from our leaders. That is really hard, especially when you have experienced trauma because it is hitting […]

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What Weight Counseling Is and Isn’t

When people hear weight counseling, they seem to automatically process it as “weight loss counseling”. While it is true, most people contact me because they are concerned about their weight, weight loss isn’t really what I do. This might be confusing. Weight loss deals with a lot of factors that are mostly focused on physical […]

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Letters To Your Body

Letters are such an amazing form of communication. They allow us to fully formulate our thoughts before we say something we can’t take back. The written word is also very powerful. It allows our brain to process our thoughts more effectively. I want you to write a series of letters to your body. The first […]

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A New Kind of Resolution

Enough with the New Year’s resolutions for dieting already! It’s another year of “New Year, New You!” BS. How many times have you heard that? How many times have you said it yourself? How many times has it actually worked? It doesn’t work because people rarely look deeper than counting calories or carbs or macronutrients. […]

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‘Tis The Season For Emotional Eating…

This is the time of year when few people want to look at weight loss or their eating habits. It strikes me as interesting because this is the best time of year to look at emotional eating. I say this because most people think of emotional eating linked to negative emotions. For most people, the […]

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Cherish or Perish

We only get one body. While we can use advanced medical treatments to change, heal, and prolong life, we only get one body. Have you ever thought about it that way? If you were only allowed one car or one house for your entire life, how would you treat it? Would you run them into […]

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Why You Just Can’t Change

If you are reading this, you probably have a love/hate relationship with food. It can be a push pull relationship that takes you to your highest highs and lowest lows! If you are anything like I was in the height of my battle with emotional eating, you probably spend a fair amount of time trying […]

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Eating to Dissociate

Emotional eating is a form of dissociation. If you aren’t familiar with the term dissociation, it is the ability for the brain to separate from pain. When injured in an accident, your brain can block physical pain in order to survive. Our brain does the same thing with emotional pain. Life exposes us to a […]

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Food As a Flashback

In his amazing book Complex PTSD: From Surviving to Thriving, Pete Walker discusses how trauma impacts a person’s ability to cope even years after the traumatic events in childhood. Even if you didn’t have your emotional or physical needs met in childhood, I strongly recommend reading this book. He has an excellent chapter on emotional […]

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