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Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating Disorder Recovery

Disordered Eating or Eating Disorder - What is the Difference? Many people have a messed-up relationship with food. And whether it is a full-blown eating disorder such as anorexia nervosa or bulimia, or disordered eating - they all cause physical and psychological...

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Disordered Eating Recovery – A Young Woman’s Journey

Disordered Eating Recovery – A Young Woman’s Journey

I was a girl who looked perfectly happy and healthy but internally I was broken, torn apart, and completely consumed by disordered eating and exercising obsessively. Not everyone who struggles with an eating disorder has the stereotypical anorexic body type. It may...

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Overcoming Hopelessness

Overcoming Hopelessness

  Life has beaten you down. You are tired. You feel lost and hopeless. The motivation and desires that once characterized who you are, are gone. And this feels bad. It feels really bad. We all experience occasional ups and downs but when we get hit with one big...

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You Can Be More Empowered

You Can Be More Empowered

Do you struggle with feeling hopeless or helpless? It is impossible to have a positive sense of wellbeing if you are plagued with feelings of hopelessness and helplessness. It is important to recognize that there are steps you can take to improve how you feel creating...

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Parents are being asked to do the Impossible

Parents are being asked to do the Impossible

Parents are struggling. They have been struggling since mid-March when a two-week extension to March break became a six-month hiatus from school as we knew it. Many have become reluctant home-schoolers. Many have had to balance the anxiety associated with being an...

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Parenting – The Power of Showing Up

Parenting – The Power of Showing Up

Parenting is a tough gig. We all want to do it so well – but I believe it is the hardest job in the world. It has certainly been the hardest job I have ever done. I thought I would be a natural parent – I had always loved kids and knew I wanted to be a mother - but it...

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Are You Numbing Your Pain

Are You Numbing Your Pain

Do you ever fantasize about finding an escape? Some beautifully blissful way to escape the misery and challenge of the current moment. Continuing to live through the social isolation related to COVID-19 and ongoing uncertainty is hard. And when life gets really hard,...

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PTSD Treatment

PTSD Treatment

Treatment for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is possible. In my previous article, Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, the symptoms of PTSD were reviewed. If you have been experiencing these symptoms for more than a month, there is a very good chance that your...

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Resilience in the Face of a Traumatic Experience

Resilience in the Face of a Traumatic Experience

How Can We Be Resilient in the Face of a Traumatic Experience Like Covid-19? PTSD is caused by feeling your safety is compromised and you are helpless to do anything about it. It makes sense then, that resiliency begins by recognizing that you have some control over...

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Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Trauma and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder

Pandemics, like Covid-19, challenge the way that people cope. Our brains are designed to react to novel and unfamiliar things as threats. Fear of infection, a lack of understanding and a lack of control impact us on deep levels. For some people this can be considered...

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Mother Guilt – Can You Relate?

Mother Guilt – Can You Relate?

Mothers are so hard on themselves. I often joke with clients that when women give birth someone secretly implants a guilt chip in their brain making them feel guilty about everything. Although the brain chip is not real, the issue of mother guilt is very real and it...

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Will My Relationship Survive the Pandemic

Will My Relationship Survive the Pandemic

Relationship stress is never easy. But combining that with the need to practice social isolation can take a fragile relationship to a potential breaking point. You may feel that you are walking on eggshells and are fearful of saying the wrong thing and having a fight...

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