How To Have A (Mentally) Healthy Thanksgiving, Tip #1

Eyes on your own plate. Our relationship with food is personal and people do various things for various reasons. Especially if you’ve made dietary changes for gut health or are trying to not feel shame from “dieting” relatives because you love Grandma’s pumpkin pie (who doesn’t?), this key phrase will be helpful. Don’t judge others, and […]

Trustworthiness Skill #7: Generosity

When I first say the word “generosity”, many of my clients think they have this down. My over-achieving mom’s say things like, “yep, I’m definitely generous” because they can be so giving of their time and even valuables. But this type of generosity is not about giving time, giving of yourself, or giving “things” to […]

Why Every Therapist Would Benefit From Watching “Heal”, the Documentary

First and foremost, I believe that it is important to state that I am in no way affiliated with the “Heal” documentary, which is currently showing on Netflix, or receiving of any benefits by recommending it. I simply support this work and the ideas it is encouraging our community to think about. So let’s dive […]

Our Relationship with food: Emotions & Feelings and Family

Let’s Start with Our Belief Systems About Food Our belief systems, our ideas and subconscious thoughts, about food and our body image begins in utero. That’s right. Even down to what your mother eats and feels while pregnant can impact a person’s eating habits and desires. From there, we visually pick up on what we […]