You are not alone.

To those who: are fighting the paralyzing pain of depression; have survived those whose lives were taken by the devastation of mental illness; think life is too unbearable to keep going and hurt deeply beyond words; tirelessly walk with your loved one struggling with mental illness; feel like no one understands the darkness of deep […]

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A Twist on Dealing with Negative Body Image

Negative Body Image. In my tribe of Eating Disorder Treatment Specialists, we often say negative body image is the first to come and the last to leave in the treatment of food and body issues. And that is a pretty constant truth from the many recovery journeys I have witnessed over the years. My clients […]

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Seeking True Health in a Health Obsessed Culture

Is your definition of health keeping you unhealthy? Maybe. Maybe not. But I recommend taking a critical look at how you define health in your life and to reflect on how your definition of health is impacting your overall wellness. When you say something or someone is healthy, what drives your sentiment? I usually hear the […]

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Doing the Work: We are in it Together

Source: raredevice.net via Rebecca on Pinterest   When it comes to shame, we are all in it together — it levels the playing field. There is no “us and them” with shame. Shame just levels. Like thousands upon thousands, I deeply resonate with Brené Brown’s research, books and Ted Talks.  I have been integrating her […]

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Everybody Knows Somebody: NEDAW 2013

Source: nationaleatingdisorders.org via Rebecca on Pinterest   National Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2013 is wrapping up tomorrow.  This year’s theme is a repeat: “Everybody Knows Somebody.” I have been thinking a lot lately about the people I have had the honor to meet and work with over the last (almost) 10 years. I wish I […]

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Show Up + Be Seen

  Show Up + Be Seen in your pain, your brokenness, as you nurse your scars. You are not alone.  We need to hear your story and give witness to your healing journey. Because then we do not feel as alone in our own pain and brokenness, garnering inspiration to start/continue our own healing journey. […]

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(re) define Valentine’s Day

Another Valentine’s Day is here.  At my house, there is an explosion of hearts: garland, paper, stickers, lights, plates, cookie molds, place mats, table cloths and more.  It has been fun to celebrate love with the three people I adore the most on this planet and who are responsible for healing my heart+increasing its capacity […]

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Weekend Wonderment

Happy Weekend! I am kicking off a new series to share some of what inspired+grabbed my heart this week. White tulips:  I love this time of year because it is bulb season.  And my very favorite, white tulips, opened up in my window sill this week bringing a smile to my face every time I […]

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Getting Comfortable in Your Skin: Action Steps to Take Now

Source: lotsofscotts.blogspot.com via Rebecca on Pinterest   1. Respect your body, even if you do not like it.  You have people in your life that you don’t like but you still treat with respect.  Give your body the same respect even if you are not a fan of it at the moment.  Everyone has a […]

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Holding the Numbers Lightly

Source: potentiatherapy.com via Rebecca on Pinterest   Numbers. I have a lot of conversations about numbers in my line of work. And not the numbers that my accountant or financial planner talk with me about (ugh) but the numbers that are used to help us measure our physical health. My clients over the last decade have […]

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