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What You Need to Know About the Subconscious Mind and Repressed Emotions

How both can show up in the present and affect the ways you think, feel and behave. Do you ever experience anxiety that seems to be there without an apparent reason? I had a client who was experiencing anxiety all week, but could not tell me the cause or source of the anxiety. The consequence […]

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Emotional Wellness, Energy Work, Mental Health Help

The Time I Broke Down on Stage

I broke down on stage the first time I told my story of my struggle recovering from Bulimia. I was in front of hundreds of women. I sat down and felt so embarrassed. The voice in my head was loudly criticizing myself for not keeping it together. I wanted to run and hide. And then […]

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Recovery Journey

Your Weight is NOT Your Worth

For years, my self-acceptance was dictated by the number on the scale. If I had gained even a little weight, it would send me into a spiral of panic. I feared that I was going to keep gaining weight and not be able to stop. So I’d tell myself that I had to restrict my […]

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Emotional Wellness, Recovery Journey

Why It’s Not Your Fault That You’re an Emotional Eater

Do you ever wonder why you experience food cravings, struggle with urges to eat, and often eat emotionally or binge eat? Often, these habits develop in childhood as learned self-soothe mechanisms that becomes automatic habits over time, eventually hardwiring their place in the brain.  It’s not just that you have no willpower or control. There’s much […]

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Empowered Eating

Do You Actually Have an Eating Disorder?

Breaking down the criteria for the 5 types of eating disorders. I want to make sure that you are AWARE of the five categories of eating disorders according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5). The DSM-5 is the publication used by those in the mental health field to define and classify […]

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Food for Thought

The Day I Admitted I Had An Eating Disorder

“Dear Diary, Well an interesting thing has happened. My mother’s fear has come true. I have an eating disorder.”   I was going through some boxes and came across an old diary from 2012. I opened it and was surprised to find the entry I landed on was the one where I admitted that I […]

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Recovery Journey

Are you using food to punish yourself?

I recently sat down with a new client.  Midway through our conversation, she disclosed a secret—one she had never told a therapist before. This secret was something she had been carrying around as emotional weight for over 30 years. It wasn’t just the secret itself she had been holding on to; it was the shame and […]

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Emotional Wellness, Energy Work, Food for Thought

Therapist or Life Coach? Which One is Right For Me?

Nowadays, there are so many different types of mental health and wellness professionals out there, all with different titles, focuses, and areas of expertise. While this is amazing in that it means there is support to be found for anyone, no matter their struggle or preferred method of recovery, it can sometimes be overwhelming to […]

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Mental Health Help

How to Stop Saying “I Should,” and Start Doing

We’ve all been there. Stuck in that place where you know what you should do, but you don’t do it. I hear it all the time from my clients, and I certainly do it too: “I know what I should eat, but I don’t” “I know I should meditate, but I don’t” I know I should workout, but I don’t” It’s […]

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Food for Thought

What is Energy Work?

Energy work refers to a variety of energy healing techniques, processes and methods—including Emotional Freedom Techniques (EFT), The Emotion Code, and Reiki—based on the use and modification of energy fields. Energy work is designed to assess where the body’s energies are blocked or not in harmony and then unblock and balance the flow of these energies; […]

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Energy Work