Friday, October 24, 2014

deciding to live consciously and creatively

Effective therapy in NYC and beyond is about helping people create new realities in their lives—internally AND externally. And creating new realities starts with a decision to participate consciously and creatively in the present moment. Deciding to step into a conscious/creative mindset is so subtle as to almost be unrecognizable as an action that we […]

Great Discovery When you Stop People Pleasing

In eating disorder recovery you discover your authentic beliefs and values.  This quote then becomes more relevant as you make your way to healing and health. When people pleasing gets you down you are ready to drop an eating disorder symptom you may have lived with your entire life. You discover, perhaps while looking over […]

A Letter to My Teenage Self

This guest post graciously submitted by Ashley Kervabon. To my dearest younger self, I want you to look in the mirror and tell me what you see. Not-so-clear skin, not-so-straight teeth, curves in all of the wrong places and let’s not forget those (only) B cups. Your eyes are pretty, color-changing in the sun, but […]

You Are Better Than This

This guest post graciously submitted by Ashley Kervabon.  My childhood was not terrible, in plain English. I do not have any memories of being unhappy as a child therefore I cannot provide you with a sappy novella about how my parents abandoned me or how I ran away because they did not treat me right […]

Unlimited Chances

There’s no such thing as giving yourself too many chances. You yourself are the only one who can give YOU as many chances as you want or need. There is no limit to chances. There is no maximum. I know how hard it is to even try. Years ago, I used to have days where […]

Cheering on Your Own Greatness

So many people hate themselves. So many people spend hours picking at themselves, looking for things that aren’t up to par, things that are “wrong” or “bad.” It’s a sad way to live, but what’s sadder is that it’s so common. You’ve probably heard the saying “You are your own worst critic” before, but let […]

Know Suicide Risk Factors and Warning Signs

This guest post graciously submitted by Dr. Mary Bartlett Thoughts about dying by suicide are not uncommon among people struggling with EDs, which makes understanding the thoughts important. Research indicates that many people who die by suicide communicate their intent, in some manner, to an average of five people before they commit suicide. This means […]

Progression of Positive Affirmations

Today, I’d like to tell you a story. It’s about why I believe wholeheartedly in the power of positive affirmations. About 8 years ago, University of Delaware, my undergraduate alma mater, held a Love Your Body week. I know many of you are familiar with this. One of the items that was being handed out […]

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