You know how some words just start to bug you because they just lose their meaning? I’ve got a laundry list—self-esteem, body image and self-help are among them. This body image stuff confounds a lot of folks, therapists included. Many clinicians don’t feel well trained in it. They don’t know if what they are doing…

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Which is an unexpected way to work in a culture filled with food voices, opinions, suggestions and diet gurus. It’s unheard of when much of the mainstream food culture teaches us all to be very weary of food. We have consciously made a choice to swim against this stream. People need to know there is…

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Many of us have been awash in pain as we process the recent tragedies. The pain that we are feeling is not new. Marginalized people have been feeling it for longer than we imagine. Ancestors knew it. It is woven into the fabric of who we are, individually and collectively. For those of us with…

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Summer can be a tough season for many of our clients. Folks feel less hidden by clothing, sometimes last summer’s clothes don’t fit, and being more in contact with their own skin can feel really vulnerable. It is a time when both external and internalized weight bias are heightened. Our client’s bodies may not have…

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