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It’s NEDA Week!!!!!

It’s NEDA Week!!!!!

Eating disorders are often very misunderstood. I have heard over and over people say things like “they are just a phase.”  Jokes are often made about eating disorders and some even insinuate that eating disorders are an illness about vanity. These misconceptions are hurtful and only perpetuate the stigma that one with an eating disorder … Continue reading

Why We Need to Stop Saying BE STRONG

Why We Need to Stop Saying BE STRONG

BE STRONG. You have heard those two words your entire life, over and over again. People say it with the best of intentions and you, yourself, have likely said it to people as well. It’s a phrase that seems to be the most common response when people are in the depths of immense pain; whether … Continue reading

Better to Feel Pain than Nothing at All

Better to Feel Pain than Nothing at All

We live in a society that is constantly looking for a new and better way to avoid our feelings. As addicts,we are terrified of our emotions and especially of feeling pain. Our goal should NOT be about searching for the next quick way to numb out but rather to find ways to sit and tolerate the pain. Continue reading

Putting Yourself First – An Act of Survival

Putting Yourself First – An Act of Survival

“I have to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” Audre Lorde
It seems we often put the needs of our partners, our friends, our family, and our children before our own. But how can we logically care for others when we’re not taking care of ourselves? Every day you have the choice to take care of yourself. Think of it as an act of survival. Continue reading

Feeling Sensitive?

Feeling Sensitive?

Did you know that feeling “sensitive” is biological?  We are all are born with certain temperments.  Some of us are introverts and some of us are extroverts as one example.  The same rule applies to emotional sensitivity as well.  Its ok to be sensitive…its how you are hard wired.  The more we resist our true … Continue reading

Fish Oil is BRAIN FOOD

Fish Oil is BRAIN FOOD

Did you know that fish oil can reduce your anxiety and depression? Fish oil is BRAIN FOOD. It also has been linked to improved concentration and memory, lower prevalence of ADHD/ADD in children and can also treat fibromyalgia. Start taking a large dose of fish oil today and be sure to get supplements that are … Continue reading