Dieting Myths Debunked

Danielle Basye, RD, LD As we close down 2018 and welcome 2019 with open arms we also will again be surrounded in loud attempts for recruitment into diet culture as…

Just Say No (to New Year’s Resolutions)!

By Quinn Nystrom, MS There are countless statistics online pointing out that 80% of New Year’s Resolutions fail by February first. This news is not a secret either. Yet hundreds…

Owning Our Stories

By Quinn Nystrom, MS “Owning our story and loving ourselves through that process is the bravest thing that we’ll ever do.” -Brene Brown Perfect human lives only exist on TV….

Finding Joy Within

Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT For those struggling with a food, weight, and body image issues Winter can be a stressful time of year. Gatherings with family and a focus on…

5 Things I Have Learned in Recovery

By Hannah Hammon, LCSW My Voice Matters.  This took the entirety of my experience in 24-hour care to begin accepting.  I recall about a month in that my already-high anxiety…

I Want It, No I Don’t: Working Through Ambivalence

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT Mixed feelings about recovery is a normal and expected part of the process. Eating Disorders often play a complex role in the life of the…

National Diabetes Awareness Month

By Quinn Nystrom, MS November is a month of so many wonderful holidays and observances including things like Hug a Bear Day, World Kindness Day, Adoption Awareness Month and of…

Cultivating Hope in Recovery

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT In times of personal or collective suffering and darkness, we need hope. When we turn on the news or scroll through our social media feeds,…

What’s Your Pace?

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT   Adopt the pace of nature: her secret is patience. – Ralph Waldo Emerson Making the decision to come into a treatment program or enter therapy…

Appreciating Imperfections

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT “Instructions for living a life. Pay attention. Be astonished. Tell about it.” ― Mary Oliver Our culture places so much value on the new, the shiny,…

Cure Stigma: Thoughts on Mental Illness Awareness Week

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT Since 1990, the first full week of October has been dedicated to raising awareness and reducing the stigma and shame associated with having a mental…

Letting Go Like the Trees

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Fall in our area is a breathtaking event. When the heat of summer fades, and cooler temps take over, it signals the trees that a time…

Discovering Your Purpose: An essential investment on the recovery path

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT Trust that which gives you meaning and accept it as your guide- C.G. Jung Each September for the past 29 years, The Substance Abuse and…

National Recovery Month | What it Means to Me

By Quinn Nystrom, MS September is one of those months that just has a lot going on. Of course, there are the common milestones that occur around this time every…

Places Just Right For Us

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT This morning as I was setting intentions for the day, I opened a book of poetry by Mary Oliver (one of my favorites) called “Felicity”…

A Path of Healing: Turning Toward Suffering

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT Health, healing and happiness are often marketed to us in these quick-fix, neatly wrapped little packages. We receive uninvited pop-ups and ads on Facebook, Instagram,…

Which Way Do I Go Next?: Making Choices in Recovery

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT Recovery is all about choices: making good choices, making the best choice from the options in front of you, and making the next best choice…

Be Still

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Our brains, no matter what age we are, can sometimes be like an over-active toddler. We respond immediately to “shiny objects,” noises, and colorful stimulants so…

Back to School: Tips for Maintaining Eating Disorder Recovery for Students

By Nikki Rollo, PhD, LMFT It’s that time of year again. Summer is in full swing, but Fall is right around the corner. Late August and September brings with it…

Doing Anything is Easy (It’s being good at it is the challenge!)

By Quinn Nystrom We all have dreams that may seem a bit unattainable. But we hang on to them anyway. We might not “go public” about these dreams, but they…

Please Stop “Shoulding” on Me

By Quinn Nystrom, MS Should…such a benign word, but such a pressure-filled one too. Basically the definition of “should” is the same as “ought to” as in; I ought to…

Before and After

By Hannah Hammond, LCSW My social media has recently been bombarded with friends who are posting their “before/after” pictures.  It is that time of year, you know, where you are…

CURE STIGMA – MENTAL HEALTH MONTH

By Quinn Nystrom Americans observe the month of May as Mental Health Month, to assist with raising awareness about the one of five Americans who are affected by a mental…

4 Simple Ways to Encourage a Healthy Body Image in Your Teen Daughter

By Stephanie Thomas As the parent of a teenage girl, you know one thing: No one’s more beautiful, inside and out, than your daughter. If only she felt the same way….

Using Self-Compassion to Heal

By: Cindy Coloma “I hate you,” Dusty whispered. She glared at her own dark eyes in the mirror, searching for signs of anything worth fighting for. Dusty’s stomach rumbled as…