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In today’s world one of the guiding lights of modern life is that “you can’t be too thin or too rich…” Whether or not you agree with the cultural values expressed in this phrase, it is undeniable that a vulnerable […]

Be fit. Eat clean! Sugar free, gluten free, non GMO, no pesticides, grass fed…This is the mantra of healthy living in today’s culture. But Mary took this clean eating strategy too far and put herself in physical danger. She found […]

We tend to think that having high expectations for ourselves or even other people is a good thing, but is it? John always wanted to go to medical school, but felt like no one ever guided him towards that goal. […]

Guest Blogger, Steve Siler, shares his incredible journey from Grammy winning songwriter to healing the soul producer. Could music be used to heal those wounds and hurts hidden deep in our hearts?  From Steve:  “How do you write a song about […]

How many of us love our bodies? We look in the mirror and don’t like what we see. It starts early, especially if your physical body developed before others your age. Body image development takes on special significance during adolescence. We judge […]

Do you like your body? Are you constantly dieting and wishing you looked like someone else? Do you spend your days thinking about food, weight and your body? Do you count calories, weigh yourself multiple times a day, and feel […]

During coffee one morning, Rita said, “I wonder if I have a food problem.” She isn’t alone. You may be thinking the same. Here are 15 questions to ask yourself when it comes to food or eating problems: 1. Do […]

Rita, like so many daughters, came to therapy because of a tense relationship with her parents. Rita feels her parents’ expectations are too high and she can never measure up. Expectations, when too high or out of line with a child’s true […]

We all know that the number on the scale isn’t suppose to define us, but that doesn’t stop us from thinking about how much we weigh on any given day. And the number often influences our mood. So how often should we weigh? […]

Is it so difficult to accept the bodies we’ve been given, to celebrate them as uniquely designed by God and created in His image? Apparently. Loving, even liking, your body is a rare thing in today’s culture. It seems we […]