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Airplane Wings and Us

Airplane Wings and Us

  “I just don’t let things bother me.” Ever heard someone say this? Deep breath. I have reactions and thoughts, but first let me share a short story. I remember one time I was on a particularly turbulent airplane ride. I had the window seat overlooking the wing. I...

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The Lie of Black and White

The Lie of Black and White

One therapy modality I use most is called cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This therapeutic method shows the link between thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. One of the central tenets of CBT is that our brains all make “cognitive errors.” Basically, this means that...

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Seasons of Life

Seasons of Life

As I am growing and changing, I continue to learn one lesson over and over, which is that life is made up of many seasons. I’m not talking about the spring, summer, fall, winter kind of seasons, I’m speaking about the many changes we experience as humans living in...

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Cupid’s Corner

Cupid’s Corner

Happy Valentine's, Galentine's, or I-Stayed-Home-and-moped-about-tines! Whatever you did, I hope you had a good day and felt loved by those you love, including yourself! Life’s too short for self-hatred and self-pity. That I know from personal experience.  With love...

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The Longer Journey

The Longer Journey

Remember the sayings, “Rome wasn’t built in a day” and “anything worth doing, is worth doing well?” I know I, personally, haven’t heard these quotes in years…maybe even as far back as my prepubescent days. More and more I feel surrounded by a culture that values big...

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3 Ways Your Values can Aid in Your Recovery

3 Ways Your Values can Aid in Your Recovery

  Can you easily identify your top 3-5 values? If you asked me this a few years ago, I don’t know that I would have a good answer for you. However, today, my values are often in the forefront of my mind and I use them to help direct my life and decision-making....

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Intuitive Eating Basics: Respect Your Body

Intuitive Eating Basics: Respect Your Body

“Accept your genetic blueprint. Just as a person with a shoe size of eight would not expect to realistically squeeze into a size six, it is equally futile (and uncomfortable) to have a similar expectation about body size. But mostly, respect your body so you can feel...

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The Story of “Too Much”

The Story of “Too Much”

Sit back and relax, because for this week’s blog, I have a story for you to read. Stick with me until the end of the post for the moral of the story! Once upon a time, there was a girl who had a marvelous talent for inventing machines. From the time she was old enough...

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Be Your Own Advocate

Be Your Own Advocate

The concept of self compassion has always felt a little foreign to me. The idea of it is lovely, but I have learned that practicing self-compassion is much easier said than done. Why do we naturally extend extra grace to others, but we struggle in applying the same...

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New Year, New Mindset

New Year, New Mindset

My whole life I felt the pressure of making goals when January would come around. But I don't think I ever had awareness around what type of goal I should even set. Because if you're like me, you may have set extreme goals. I set goals that included waking up two...

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