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  • Body Image: what helps and what doesn’t

    Body Image: what helps and what doesn’t

    Body image is the collection of thoughts, feelings and beliefs we have about our bodies. It is often formed over time and affected by personal experiences. For some, body image is a source of distress, leading to depression, social isolation, eating disorders and anxiety. Considering it’s potential impact on well-being, what can we do about… Read more

  • Eating Disorders and Athletes: Is it dedication or dangerous?

    Eating Disorders and Athletes: Is it dedication or dangerous?

    For all the good things that sport offers to athletes, there is also an increased risk for eating disorders.  A complicated relationship between ourselves and food is characteristic of most Americans.  Problematic eating habits may even be more of a norm than an exception and eating disorders are prevalent throughout our our society in general. … Read more

  • Misconceptions about Trauma

    Misconceptions about Trauma

    When the unthinkable happens, our body is built to survive. The nervous system goes into high gear, employing its ingenious methods of getting us through to face another day. The idea that trauma has an effect on us long afterwards is now widely accepted, but what the hangover of trauma actually looks like can seem… Read more

  • Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting

    Binge Eating and Intermittent Fasting

    In my office, clients bring their struggles with their bodies and food. The battles that rage between wanting to be healthy and wanting to be attractive, or more accurately, to conform in some way to the forms we are told are attractive. These are seen as mutually exclusive and clients wonder what they can do… Read more

  • Perfectionism and Obesity

    Perfectionism and Obesity

    Obesity in the United States is on the rise, with 42% of American adults living with obesity, according to the CDC. And in this new reality of coronavirus, the CDC states that obesity increases the risk of severe illness with Covid-19, making people 3 times more likely to end up being hospitalized (CDC on obesity… Read more

  • 5 Common Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

    5 Common Misconceptions About Eating Disorders

    Eating disorders are widespread and common.   They are estimated to affect 30 Million Americans within their lifetime, and roughly 900,000 Texas residents according to https://www.sagerecoveryaustin.com/february-eating-disorders-awareness-month/ As common as eating disorders are, they can seem difficult understand.   Even those suffering from eating disorders can feel confused in how to view the difficulties they are… Read more

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