3 Steps Towards Body Acceptance

We all have a relationship with our body.  The question is what kind of relationship is it?  Is it one of struggle and pain or acceptance and gratitude?  Many of us are at war with our bodies and the battle begins at a very young age.  This war comes at a cost to our physical, emotional, financial, relational, and mental well being.  If you want to change your relationship with your body, here are three steps you can take towards accepting your body exactly as it is.

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Back To Basics: Reflections on Motherhood

I recently returned from maternity leave and have been reflecting on how becoming a mother has reinforced some key lessons I learned on my own journey of recovery and that come up often in my work as a counselor. #1 – I Am Strong This became my mantra in recovery and...

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Self-Worth: Living from the Inside Out

It's February and I still can't turn on the TV without being inundated by advertisements for weight loss products, diets, and exercise routines.  It happens every year post-holidays as advertisers try to capitalize on New Year's resolutions and holiday guilt.  As a...

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A Picture of Stress Among College Students

It's that time of year again - back to school!  For many, it's a time of excitement and anticipation but it's also a time when many students and parents experience increased stress and anxiety.  Stress among college students is high because of the transition to young...

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Doing What’s Right Even When It’s Hard

Growing up, my mother used to tell me that "sometimes the hardest thing to do is the right thing."  I have found truth and wisdom in this message at different points throughout my life yet have always struggled with it - wishing it weren't true somehow and wanting it...

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Exercise: How To Know If It’s Too Much of a Good Thing

How do you know when something that is meant to be healthy and life-sustaining becomes too much of a good thing and potentially dangerous to your health?  The weather is warming up and in Colorado that means I'm seeing more and more people outside enjoying the...

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Avoid Avoiding and Feel Better

Have you ever been afraid of doing something and the longer you avoided it; the more your fear grew?  Or maybe you felt depressed and wanted to hide from the world, and the more you withdrew, the more depressed you felt.  This happens because our emotions feed...

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