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Struggling? Check your ACES Score!

ACES stands for the Adverse Childhood Event Scale. It is a questionnaire developed by Dr. Vincent Feliti in the 80s. He was working in an obesity treatment program through Kaiser Permanente and realized that many people who lost weight dropped out of the program. He followed up with them and discovered each of them had […]

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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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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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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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