Recovering from any type of eating disorder is a lifelong challenge. Just because you recover physically does not mean it magically goes away. It is a continuous effort mentally and physically to remain in a state of recovery. Negative self-talk, unrealistic expectations, and low self-esteem cause a negative … [Read more...] about A Client’s Story of Eating Disorder Recovery
In a recent post, I urged you not to diet. In this week’s post, I wanted to share with you a story from one of my clients about ‘body shaming’- a major factor in what leads many of us to go on diets in the first place. In our work together, she is focusing on learning to love and appreciate the body she has, … [Read more...] about How Do I Heal From Being Body Shamed?
My Client's Story: October 15th marked Pregnancy Loss and Infant Loss Remembrance Day, so on that day, I wrote about my experience with pregnancy loss and my work to understand my grief and myself. I experienced four recurrent early miscarriages before I found the help I needed to create my family. My … [Read more...] about How to Manage the Grief of Pregnancy Loss
I am so delighted that one of my client’s offered to write the following piece for you about healing from being cut off from her adult children. I wrote What to do when a family member shuts you out last week. I also answered a reader’s question about what to do when you’ve been cut off by a family member … [Read more...] about A Client’s Journey Through Family Cut-Offs
Last week I shared a video in which I talk about the Highly Sensitive Personality (HSP for short). I thought it would be a good idea to follow up with a personal story of what it’s like to be an HSP and how someone with this personality has learned to navigate the world and situate themselves successfully … [Read more...] about What it’s Like Being a Highly Sensitive Person (or HSP)
Two years ago, I was working at a very fulfilling full-time job yet still worried about money. I was also living with chronic pain which began getting progressively worse. What started as an ache in my arm developed into being unable to fall asleep on my side, wash my hair, or even put on a bra. I also had … [Read more...] about One Woman’s Story About Finding balance
I am a firm believer that abuse leads to a lowered immune system, and that survivors are more prone to health challenges. A study found heightened inflammation in adults who had been victims of childhood trauma, and it’s this kind of inflammation that’s the baseline for illnesses such as cancer, diabetes, and … [Read more...] about One Reader’s Story: Abuse Survivor Lives Her Life with Passion and Purpose
At the end of 2017 I was looking forward to a new year and working out some kinks in a long-term relationship with a man whom I adored and loved with my soul. This partnership was like none other I had experienced. I had complete trust in him and faith in love. December 29, 2017 was a life changing date for … [Read more...] about One Client’s Journey Through the Dark Night of the Soul