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Lessons Learned from Mom: Dear Baby Girl

From the day you were born, I would sneak in and just watch you sleep. My baby girl. Your Lil’ cherub face lost in dream gave me such a sense of peace. However, I feel like the tides are turning as I watch you peacefully asleep. Knowing that you are heading towards a...

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Comparisons, Culture & Criticisms

If comparison is the thief of Joy, why hand it over to thieves? In a world filled with: books, blogs, podcasts on how to get the joy back into your life shouldn't we start with avoiding comparisons? This seems most prevalent in the world of sport. Impressionable young...

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What happens in the Vagus, doesn’t stay at the Vagus

For a country that prides itself on medicals advancements, we seem to be moving further away from the recipe for true health.  I have a go-to question I ask when working with clients. Especially those who struggle with digestion, hunger awareness, satiety (fullness),...

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The CEO of YOU – Making your body work for you!

Reframing is an important part of therapy. This helps create a different way of looking at a situation, person, or relationship by changing its meaning. Reframing can help one to look past what the eating disorder has shaped in terms of nutrition, body image, and...

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Aging Gracefully… how about Graciously

Is your age really just a number? Aging gracefully or whatever the heck that means. It seems that aging gracefully is a crock of you-know-what. Everywhere you turn there is skin cream supplements and workouts that are supposed to be the "Fountain of Youth". So how are...

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Change Your Jeans in the Comfort of Your Genes

Do your Jeans Fit your Genes? Trying to find the perfect jeans without taking into consideration if it fits your “genes”?  What we generally fail to recognize is thousands of years of genetic makeup.  “Perfect” eating, supplement taking, or hours spent exercising so...

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The Pivot Point to Find Balance

Treatment Plan As an eating disorder dietitian who previously worked in a Diabetes clinic the philosophy of treatment is rather similar. When I treat individuals with binge eating we focus on treatment being like a teeter-totter. You won't always be perfectly situated...

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Mirror, Mirror on the Wall, Am I a Hypocrisy After All?

Mirror your truth! One of the biggest reasons I love my job is the amazing people I work with and the opportunity to build relationships with them. Their trust in me as their dietitian is that I not only talk the talk, but walk the walk. Many times the statements I...

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Just Eat the Damn Cupcake

It seems we have entered an era that eating a cupcake is either as provocative as Christian Grey or as rebellious to culture norms as Lady Gaga. When did food become so powerful that it now is assigned a moral value: Bad vs good, healthy vs unhealthy, clean vs...

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Binge Eating: a Self-care Bonking?

Bonking Made me Aware Hitting a wall or bonking is a common term that most any athlete can resonate with as a feeling of sudden fatigue and loss of energy. This occurrence is caused by the depletion of glycogen stores in the liver and muscles. The body cannot maintain...

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