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Living Beyond Body Image

Living Beyond Body Image

One of my favorite ways to spend my free time is boating with friends and family. For as long as I can remember, I have looked forward to the carefree days on the lake with nothing to worry about aside from how long I can surf the wake and the downloaded playlist that...

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Motivation is Not Enough for Recovery

Motivation is Not Enough for Recovery

Motivation can be a slippery little sucker.  Anyone who has had a hard task in front of them can tell you from experience- motivation is not a constant companion on the way to the achievement.  Motivation isn’t always going to be there for you, pushing you towards...

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Lessons from my Relationship with America

Lessons from my Relationship with America

I was the grumpiest one at the parade. Maybe the only grumpy one? Everyone else was smiling and laughing, all decked out in their red, white, and blue outfits. But I was having a hard time celebrating America this year.  The last month has been heavy for me. The mass...

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A Letter to Myself in Recovery

A Letter to Myself in Recovery

One of the many reasons I cherish the opportunity to work with clients in recovery from eating concerns is that I have been on my own recovery journey. While my eating disorder does not play an active role in my life anymore, I still find it valuable to look back at...

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Everyone Needs Help from Time to Time

Everyone Needs Help from Time to Time

This month I hit my four-year mark working at Balance Health and Healing. What started out as “just a job” has truly changed my life forever because of the people I​ have worked with and the lessons they have taught me. Lesson #1 – Be Kind First When I first started...

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At War with Yourself

At War with Yourself

Do your mind and body feel unified? Or are you constantly at war with yourself?  A few years back I attended a yoga class that shifted my understanding of my relationship with my body, and I’d like to share that shift with you.  ​I was very new to yoga and thought it...

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Another Point of View

Another Point of View

I live in a privileged body. And while I am an advocate for Health at Every Size  (HAES) and body diversity, I know I don’t speak from embodied experience about what it’s like to live in a large body. There are many body-diverse activists out there, sharing their...

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Demystifying Eating Concerns Q & A

Demystifying Eating Concerns Q & A

Being diagnosed with an eating disorder can come with a whole new vocabulary. Today, I want to walk you through one of the most frightening sounding words you may hear as you talk with a clinician about your mental health: a “comorbidity”.   Q: What is a comorbidity? ...

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Bringing Back the Joy in Clothes

Bringing Back the Joy in Clothes

Have you ever ripped through your closet, trying on ten different outfits, nitpicking how you looked, feeling like nothing looked good? Then feeling overwhelmed by all the clothes you have thrown on the ground? ​I have spent way too much time worrying about my...

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Protect Your Recovery

Protect Your Recovery

A phrase I often repeat with my clients is “Protect your recovery.” Picture it like this: when you go to a museum to see artistic masterpieces, you see all kinds of protection set up to keep the artwork safe and in lasting good condition. UV-filtering windows,...

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The Swimsuit

The Swimsuit

It’s almost summer, which means it’s almost swimsuit season. Do you dread swimsuit season? Well maybe my experience can help you. As part of my recent vacation planning, I kept a running list of items, including sandals for my one-year old, a beach umbrella, and a new...

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Invisible Scars

Invisible Scars

I got my first scar at five years old. I was playing at a friend’s house and bent down to pet their Scottish terrier. I accidentally surprised the terrier, and he greeted my advance by tearing flesh off my face. I remember warm towels and the feel of wiry stitches...

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