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…

Human Being AND a Human Doing

By Quinn Nystrom, MS I recently saw a meme on social media that struck a chord with me. It said something along the lines of, “If you want this year…

There are no Mistakes – Only Lessons

By Quinn Nystrom, MS How many would like to go back in time and rewrite (or “re-right”) some of your wrongs? Erase the mistakes of the past that either created…

5 Ways to Reject Diet Culture this New Year

By Danielle Basye, RD, LD The new year is socially marked as a reset, a fresh start, and time to reflect on all the ups and downs in the previous…

Kiss it Goodbye

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Life is ever-changing and when it does, we need to adapt, evolve, and re-evaluate. Roll with the punches, so to speak. And as we pass the…