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…

Music Album Release – “Don’t You Remember” A Tribute to Karen Carpenter

By, Christina Schultz If you have ever struggled with issues of negative body image, self shame, or suffocating pressure to be perfect you are not alone. One of the tragedies…

Let’s Talk About … Social Media With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S

Let’s Talk About … Social Media With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Recently in Body Image group we finished our discussion on social media. In group we discussed a study by…

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…

Let’s Talk About … Triggers With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S

Let’s Talk About … Triggers With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Recently in Body Image group we discussed triggers. Triggers are external events or circumstances that may produce very uncomfortable emotional…

Diet Culture & the Holidays

With the holidays approaching, it can be easy to become caught up in the diet culture messages that are prevalent this time of year. Regardless if you struggle with an…

Let’s Talk About … Resilience With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S

Let’s Talk About … Resilience With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Why is resilience so important, and how do you know if you’re resilient enough? Resilience is typically defined as the…

Let’s Talk About … Pursuing Your Passions With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S

Let’s Talk About … Pursuing Your Passions With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S What do you love to do? In a research study by Zawadzki et al. published in “The Annals…

Let’s Talk About … Body Acceptance With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S

Let’s Talk About … Body Acceptance With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S We are all aware that we live in an appearance obsessed culture where there is often too much emphasis…

Let’s Talk About … Brain Chemistry

Let’s Talk About … Brain Chemistry With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Researchers have long known that affirmations can decrease stress, increase well being and improve academic performance. We now know…

Let’s Talk About … Social Media & Body Image

  Let’s Talk About … Social Media & Body Image With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Recently in body image group we examined some research on social media and the impact…

Let’s Talk About … Suicide Prevention Day

Let’s Talk About … Suicide Prevention Day With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Today is Suicide Prevention Day. According to the CDC, one in four young adults between the ages of…

Let’s Talk About … Self-Worth

Let’s Talk About … Self-Worth With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S How often do you look in the mirror and say “If I could just lose ten pounds, then I would…

Let’s Talk About … Health at Every Size®

Let’s Talk About … Health at Every Size® With Nicole Hawkins, PhD, CEDS-S Health at Every Size® (HAES) can help with eating disorder recovery. It has been made abundantly clear…

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…