Ditch the diet this holiday season (and beyond)! Hear from experts in the Dallas community about why diets set you up for failure, and how it's not about you needing more self-control.
The holidays, while they certainly can bring about joy, excitement, and connection with others, they can also be incredibly overwhelming and leave you drained for numerous reasons.
This self-care holiday swag bag is one that you design and cater specifically for your needs. Below are just some suggestions of helpful skills, tools, and reminders you can keep handy in order to maintain your sanity, a recovery-focused mindset, and perhaps actually even enjoy the holidays!
Curious about my all-time favorite suggestion for improving your life? (C'mon you know you are...)
“You attract the right things when you have a sense of who you are.” -Amy Poehler –
Find out in this post what you need to know about yourself so you can attract the right people, and relationships in your lives.
Ever had one of those mornings where seeing your reflection in the mirror sent you into a tail-spin, leaving you to feel insecure for the majority of the day?
Read on for tips on how you can reclaim your power to feel comfortable, accepting, and even positive about your body with a revamped morning routine.
I will always be an adamant advocate of self-compassion as it transforms the relationship you have with yourself as well as the relationships you have with others. Read on to find out why self-compassion is a catalyst for healing.
Either you or a loved one has made the courageous decision to either start and/or continue to repair your relationship with food/weight/exercise/body image. Major props to you for that! Eating disorder recovery is no joke and can be an anxiety provoking process as you work to change your habits with food and exercise. Read on for tips to help minimize the 'freak out' when your dietitian tells you that, "Yes, you do have to eat that".
We all get stressed and anxious at times, making it hard to see a situation for what it is really is due to unhelpful, yet common thought patterns. Learning to challenge the notion that all thoughts completely true (even if you swear that is the case in the moment) is one way of being able to calm yourself down. Read on for common scenarios that can make anxiety skyrocket, and helpful ways of responding.
Our minds are just naturally busy, and when struggling with anxiety, depression, an eating disorder, or a past traumatic event, you can very much feel powerless when inundated with frequent, intense, and distressing repetitive thoughts.
Mindfulness techniques that shift your attention back to the present moment are helpful for alleviating any emotional, mental, or physical distress. Read below for some of my favorite tips and tricks for mind, body, and spirit, to help ground you in the present and feel more balanced.
For those who struggle with disordered eating or an eating disorder, I want you to know I full-heartedly believe having a healthy relationship with food is possible. You absolutely can have an accepting view of yourself and your body while eating normally. How freeing would it be to not think about food constantly, how to skip your next meal, compensate for calories consumed, or plan your next binge?!
Here are four must do's for eating disorder recovery based on what has worked with past clients and the research of others.