Tap Out September

By Quinn Nystrom, MS I don’t know about you, but this summer has been filled with new adventures, projects, and fun family milestones. And tons of fun. As exhilarating as…

Waving Goodbye to Summer and Welcoming Autumn

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Sun, flowers, travel, beach parties, and lazy evenings around the backyard campfire are all the makings of a magical summer. The days and weeks between May…

Working through Body Image Concerns in the Summer

By Quinn Nystrom, MS I know so many people that can’t wait to ditch their winter duds and climb into shorts, tank tops, and swimsuits. I get it, but I’d…

Acknowledging Men’s Health Month by Recognizing the Fact that Men Struggle with Food Issues Too

By Quinn Nystrom, MS I know this may sound stereotypical, but there was a time when I thought an eating disorder diagnosis was a female issue. It wasn’t until I…

Together For Mental Health (#Together4MH)

By Quinn Nystrom, MS It is hard to believe that Mental Health Awareness has been observed since 1949. That’s over seven decades of raising awareness of trauma and the impact…

Things You Should Know About Alcohol Awareness Month

By Quinn Nystrom, MS I touched on this topic in my March article about pandemic fatigue. However, I’d like to dive a little (OK, a LOT) deeper into the known…

4 Exciting Tech Announcements in the Diabetes World 2022

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Technology. Some people say they dislike it, but just as many (if not more) know the world is a better place because of it. Whether it…

I’m Tired. You’re Tired. Pandemic Fatigue is Real

By Quinn Nystrom, MS It’s been 8,000 days since a relentless and brutal virus plunged our world into a global pandemic. Okay, maybe it hasn’t been that long, but it…

Wounded Healer – How to Prioritize Your Own Health Before Helping Others

By Quinn Nystrom, MS As human beings, we are hardwired to want to help others. This fact is evident in the bravery and tenacity of our healthcare workers, law enforcement,…

NEDA Awareness Week

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Did you know that this week is National Eating Disorders Awareness (NEDAwareness) Week? This relevant and significant observation is an annual campaign to educate the public…

Illness Splaining

By Center for Change Illness splaining is a thing. I thought I made it up a few weeks ago when a family member with zero experience or expertise started trying…

Perspective: The Color and Nuance of Story

By Krista A. Lample, M.Ed I’ve written about my irritation with the “look on the bright side” “silver linings” crowd. Not only are we not allowed to just live in…

My Journey Outside the Box

By Krista A. Lample, M.Ed It took me about 10 years to be diagnosed with celiac disease. Seemingly unrelated symptoms plagued me to the point where I sometimes felt like…

Expectations

by Krista A. Lample, M.Ed OK I’m waiting……. 2021 is supposed to be better right? It’s been a month and a half. I’ve been patient. Everyone’s getting vaccinated. Where is…

Do Not Fear the Resolution

By Krista Lample, M.Ed Happy Belated New Year!  It seems like everyone is anti-resolution these days. I get it. The general consensus is that most people don’t keep resolutions so…

Waiting for COVID

By Krista Lample, MEd I don’t know about you, but this is the title of my life over the past 6 months. It’s like we are all starring in our…

A New Normal Amidst Teachable Moments

By Quinn Nystrom It’s hard to believe we are already approaching Month Six of what has proven to be one heckuva tumultuous 2020. I predict many of us will have “Survived…

Say Something

By Center for Change “If you see something, say something.” Most relate that statement to terrorism or maybe air travel safety. I relate that statement to eating disorder recovery. I…

The “Insides” and “Outsides” of Social Media

By Center for Change Social Media is a lifeline for many people especially right now when so many are isolated.  In the age of social distancing, it’s good to feel…

Take Care of YOU: 5 Self-Care Tips for Trying Times

By Quinn Nystrom Being scared, stressed, frustrated, and uncertain is exhausting. These emotions, though completely normal for us humans, can wreak havoc on almost every facet of our lives. I’m…

Attitude of Gratitude

By Center for Change Employee Gratitude is good. It’s wonderful actually. In fact the Center for Change theme right now is an “Attitude of Gratitude.” According to Psychology Today, it…

A New Normal

Author: Center for Change If you told me 6 months ago that a pandemic would basically bring the US and much of the world to a grinding halt, I would…

Goal 2020 – ReWilding

By Quinn, Nystrom, MS Spring has sprung! Sort of, anyway. After the longest winters of the longest winters with a side-order or quarantine, many people are looking forward to greenery,…

Eating Disorder Recovery & Celiac Disease

By Krista Lample, MEd I’ve been in recovery from an eating disorder for over 20 years. It’s not a daily struggle anymore and it hasn’t been for a long time….

The Unplug Challenge

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Noise–it’s everywhere. Finding quiet and stillness on a daily basis takes an act of congress and even when we are trying to power down from a…