Stress Builds Character

Stress Builds Character

Research has shown that toxic stress – for example adverse childhood experiences (prolonged and extreme stress without compensatory support) changes the brain – increasing risk for addictions, eating disorders and other mental and physical health issues....
Healthism

Healthism

Health, particularly behavioral health, has become bound up in morality.  The term for this is “healthism” based on a philosophy that everyone is responsible for their health but in a way that makes “healthy behaviors” seem to be more morally superior.  This is...
Coping during COVID 19

Coping during COVID 19

However you’re coping – even if it includes overeating or binging – do not judge yourself.  Grace is defined as “courteous goodwill.”  If you go to your default behavior of binging on cookies or stress management by chocolate, be kind to...
Self-Compassion Beyond Food and Body Image

Self-Compassion Beyond Food and Body Image

On today’s episode I will discuss: 1. What is self-compassion? 2. Why is self-compassion so important? 3. How can you develop self-compassion?   HOMEWORK:  List 2 ways in which you can treat yourself with more compassion.  Many people who have trouble feeling...