When Holidays Aren’t the Most Wonderful Time of Year

by Quinn Nystrom In our American culture, I think it’s easy to buy into the sense that holidays should be the most joyful and wonderful time of year. But then…

3 Ways to Practice Fearlessness in Recovery

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT Sometimes even just the word “fear” can be enough to cause a knot in our stomachs and send a shiver up and down our spines….

Five Ways to Find Inner Peace in the Recovery Process

Peace has been on my mind a lot lately. Whenever we move into another holiday season, I think about how we can increase peace in the world, in our country,…

Recovery-minded Living

We often feel motivated after inspiring experiences—finishing a good book, hearing a rousing speech, taking part in service, having a great therapy session, etc.  However, at times these feelings fade…

Why Be Mindful?

When I first teach mindfulness, I often get initial resistance from clients. I have heard responses such as “I can’t do it. I’m too anxious” or “I don’t see the…

Strong Enough to be Broken

In today’s society we are told that we have to be unbreakable. We have to be iron men and iron women. To show any weakness or to have anything negative…

Made for Something More

As women in the modern world, we are constantly being measured up to society’s expectations. We are taught from the time we are young that as we strive to be…

Don’t Let Your Struggles Define You

We all have something in our lives that is hard for us to get through.  For some it may be an addiction to drugs, alcohol or maybe an eating disorder. …

Be Here Now

For as long as I can remember, the fear of the future has been my biggest inhibitor. I am constantly planning, preparing, and worrying about my next step. This habit…

Don’t Talk to Yourself Like That​

When someone you know is struggling, upset, or depressed, it is human nature to feel compassion and empathy for them.  We often show this compassion and empathy through kind and encouraging…

Just Do It! Moving From Avoidance to Engagement

Every moment of time is a moment of choice. One of the primary choices we have, at any moment in time, is to live “present and engaged,” or “trapped in…

Even a Penny Can Make a Difference

This past week Center For Change held a community event to provide assistance to the Provo Community Action Foodbank. While working with the Foodbank volunteers, we were informed that for…

Thoughts on Embracing Flaws

I, as you, have trouble admitting the sad fact that I am an imperfect human being. A human being capable of sleeping through the alarm, spilling blue nail polish on…

Work for Lasting Change

Support the Eating Disorders Coalition http://www.eatingdisorderscoalition.org/ As an Individual EDC Member you become part of a group of concerned citizens who use their voices to influence policies that make a…

2015 Center for Change Alumni Event

“Thee lift me and I’ll lift thee and we’ll ascent together.” – Amish proverb This summer we invited the alumni of Center for Change back to Orem for a celebration…

Solid Bunny

I received a sweet email from one of my former clients reminding me of good therapy moments shared when she was here at CFC. It made me smile and remember…

Deadly Silence

By Rebekah Care Tech Whenever I tell people that I work in a treatment facility for girls and women fighting eating disorders the response I get is generally one of…

For Lucy

By Allie Care Tech (Written for Lucy. May you always choose love. Love, Aunt Allie) There are many things I feel called to this earth to do. I dream of…

Living the Glass-Half-Full Method

It can be a real challenge to live a positive life – always checking for a lining with a hint of silver, looking carefully for the side that seems brightest,…

How Universality Can Improve Body Image

In recent years, the self-help industry-favorite term “self-esteem” is slowly being replaced. We’ve spent decades working on self-esteem, trying to get kids to develop self-esteem, etc, and we haven’t made…

Building Your Self-Image on a Foundation of Self-Respect

A positive self-image requires a strong foundation that won’t shake or fall under pressure. To that end, self-respect and self-esteem are often mentioned as a good place to start. However,…

Keeping a Healthy Body Image During Pregnancy

Pregnancy is a time when a woman’s body changes dramatically—even miraculously! For some women, this can be a time of wonderment and joy, for others it can be a time…

Supporting a Loved One

Having a loved one suffer from an eating disorder can feel overwhelming and confusing at times. You want to help but don’t know how. You try to help and say…

The Power of Words

From the day I said my first word to the last word I spoke aloud, I have known one thing about words: they hold power. My parents (and probably yours too) have…

Simple Mindfulness Meditation for Recovery

Recently I was leading a group meditation on our residential unit. When I walked up with my iPod speakers and a stash of pillows, one client immediately said, “Oh great,…