Scarcity and the Cracks in the Road

On our walk to my daughter’s school this morning, we ran into a couple of power-walkers from the neighborhood. One of the power-walkers stopped and asked us to weigh in on a bet between the of them. “These newly paved roads – how long do you think it will take until they start showing cracks? […]

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Faith Fasting and Disordered Eating

Last week I had the pleasure of doing an on-camera interview for undergraduate PLNU communications student, Amy Cyr. Inspired after reading this article, Amy focused her story on faith fasting and explored how fasting in your faith community may be a trigger to develop disordered eating patterns or engage deeper in an already existing eating […]

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Practical Tips on How to Support a Positive Relationship with Food

Note from Rebecca: Parents and caregivers have so much pressure these days. Trying to make ends meet, juggling busy schedules while giving the best care to their kids is simply A. LOT. Read the following post by Megan Holt, DrPH, MPH, RD and listen to what nuggets tug on your heart with grace and compassion. […]

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NEDA Walk San Diego 2014: Save a Life

Potentia is thrilled to be a sponsor for this year’s National Eating Disorder Association Awareness Week Walk in San Diego. Date: Saturday, February 22, 2014 Cost: Free (donations appreciated to go to NEDA) Loc: De Anza Cove, Mission Bay Time: 9:30AM-1PM nedawalks.org/sandiego2014 This year’s theme is: Save a Life. Information; awareness; early intervention; advocacy; research; […]

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A Not So Celebration of the History of Popular Diets

“Insanity: Doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results” – Albert Einstein In honor of Respect Your Body Month, Potentia’s Coordinator of Nutrition and Wellness – Megan Holt, DrPH, MPH, RD – compiled a timeline and unpacked the history of  fad diets and their many claims. Somewhat humorous and ridiculous at times, […]

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I choose respect over body shame – will you join me?

  February is often a month dedicated to bringing awareness to food and body issues, with the last week of the month specifically focused on Eating Disorder Awareness. I have been a big supporter of this time of year for the last decade. There is such a need for more understanding, awareness and education on […]

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First 2014 Giveaway: Top 10 Books of 2013

Happy New Year! Workbooks, cookbooks, memoirs, research books, clinical books and even a “kid’s” book grabbed my heart in 2013. Not all of them were released last year but the following 10 books brought me joy, inspiration, encouragement, conviction and evidenced-based information which helped me in all aspects of my life: A Life Less Ordinary, Alex […]

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2013 in Review: Top 10 Potentia Blog Posts

2013 has been quite a year! We celebrated Potentia’s 5th birthday, launched our signature workshop, (re) Define Courage: Dare to Show up+Be Seen, and added three therapists to our team to meet the clinical demand. I’m grateful to have had you along for the journey – I value your support and encouragement. In today’s year […]

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What is your word for 2014?

There’s this movement that started a few years ago (at least, that is when I caught on) about choosing a word for the year. I have really enjoyed this ritual as it has been a very grounding practice to think about how I want to structure my life and prioritize in the year ahead. Over […]

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