March 25, 2020

Due to Coronavirus and social distancing, many people have started doing psychotherapy online. This can feel very different than sitting in the therapy room together with your therapist. It is especially important to continue focusing on self-care and mental health dur...

February 15, 2019

Sometimes our days are so busy we feel we don’t even have time to breathe, much less intentionally engage in self-care. 

We can still create moments to take care of ourselves and break from the stress of the day.

Good self-care is crucial for lifestyle change and weight...

December 14, 2018

Before visiting with family, plan out how to take a few short (or long) breaks during the visit to help you de-stress (short walk, separate briefly from group on outing,  brief meditation., etc.)

May 14, 2018

Challenge your unrealistic thoughts

May 13, 2018

Rewarding yourself without food

May 12, 2018

When trying to accomplish something difficult, like sustained weight loss, it can be helpful to identify a "Primary Goal". A Primary Goal is your main and most motivating reason for losing weight and usually has to do somehow with improved quality of life. It is specif...

April 15, 2018

Last week we started drop-in Emotional and Binge Eating group (Thursdays 7:30-8:30AM).  So much energy and courage as people start the journey of freeing themselves from dysfunctional eating!

“We shield our heart with an armor woven out of very old habits of pushin...

April 15, 2018

“When things fall apart and we can’t get the pieces back together, when we lose something dear to us, when the whole thing is just not working and we don’t know what to do, this is the time when the natural warmth of tenderness, the warmth of empathy and kindness, are...

March 19, 2018

Losing weight involves learning to care better for our bodies, minds and hearts.

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