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Summertime Challenges of Having an Eating Disorder

Summertime Challenges of Having an Eating Disorder

As the days get longer and the temperature rises, summertime often evokes images of pool outings, barbecues, and carefree fun. However, for individuals struggling in their relationship with food/body, this season can bring about a range of unique challenges. In this...

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Practice Makes Progress

Practice Makes Progress

Practice Makes Progress Growing up I heard the phrase, “Practice makes perfect,” more times than I could count. Perfection was always the goal. I strived to be perfect in every way: academics, extracurriculars, appearance, personality, and achievements. Yet, no matter...

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The Neuroscience Behind Body Image Distress

The Neuroscience Behind Body Image Distress

Despite becoming an increasingly common concern, body image distress often gets written off as superficial or vain. In reality, it is a complex phenomenon, often rooted in deeply ingrained neural pathways and psychological processes. By delving into the neuroscience...

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4 Practical Ways to Incorporate Gratitude in the New Year

4 Practical Ways to Incorporate Gratitude in the New Year

We all know that gratitude practices have the power to drastically change our mental health for the better. However, many people are still unclear on how to actually incorporate gratitude in a consistent way. Here are 4 straightforward ideas for making gratitude a...

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6 Strategies for Managing Seasonal Depression

6 Strategies for Managing Seasonal Depression

As the days grow shorter and the temperature drops, many individuals find themselves battling a common but often underestimated foe: seasonal depression, also known as Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD). SAD is a form of depression that occurs in a seasonal pattern,...

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Team Spotlight: Meet Isabella!

Team Spotlight: Meet Isabella!

We are excited to welcome this year’s counseling intern, Isabella, to the Embrace Strength team! Isabella is currently getting her Master’s degree in clinical mental health counseling at the University of Denver. Isabella’s background is in substance abuse and trauma,...

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Why You Should Feel Your Feelings

Why You Should Feel Your Feelings

Emotions are an integral part of our human experience. They color our world, guide our decisions, and shape our interactions. Yet, for many of us, there's a tendency to push these feelings aside, bury them deep, or simply avoid them altogether. In this blog post,...

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Team Spotlight: Meet Kenzie!

Team Spotlight: Meet Kenzie!

We are thrilled to welcome Kenzie Taff to the Embrace Strength Counseling team! Kenzie graduated with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2022 and worked as a primary therapist at a residential eating disorder facility in Utah. When she made the move to Colorado...

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Team Spotlight: Meet Kate!

Team Spotlight: Meet Kate!

We are so excited to welcome Kate Kastens-Moylan to the Embrace Strength Counseling team! Kate graduated with her Master’s in Counseling Psychology in 2021 and went on to work in her own private practice for over two years. After noticing that she felt isolated and...

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