Accountability, Coaching + Getting Shit Done

June 22, 2012
Recently, a reader asked me if I might write a quick post around how coaching is different from therapy, what coaching self-love is, and how it might help someone move forward in their lives This is that post I am a formally, clinically trained social worker and therapist I have been seeing clients in weekly individual therapy over the course of the last two years, working with them on a litany of personal isues, secret desires, relationship ... keep reading

On Removing the Diet Mentality from Your Diet

June 20, 2012
During my first couple of years as a body image blogger, I spent many hours eschewing the negative impact of dieting I spoke about dieting mentality, the ways in which diets don't work, and how one might get themselves as very far away from this type of lifestyle as posible I thought that if I removed the diet from my life, I would be able to thus weed out the self-hatred that I felt so deeply I thought that I would be healed up perfectly, ... keep reading

Taking a Dose of Your Own Medicine

June 14, 2012
One of my favorite things to ask my clients is: If one of your best, most beloved, friends was feeling that way, what would you tell them I love to ask this, because sometimes the answers are surprising - filled with actions to be taken framed in loving sweetnes You know, when you someone too well to bullshit them or tell them oh no, just keep doing that - I'm sure it will work out fine in the end My two best friends are my sisters, and ... keep reading

5 Steps to Renovating Your Life

May 31, 2012
People are always going around and saying: Do it like you mean it Which, I've always asumed means giving something your all However, I'm curious - how are people supposed to give something their "ALL," when they don't even know what that looks like So often we are so hampered by our own self-doubt, fear, and worry that we barely stick our toe into the life that we know we could have if we were only brave enough Step One Let's just all make a ... keep reading

A Summer Manifesto: You Are Worthy of Your Own Attention

May 29, 2012
How often do you say, to yourself, oh geez don't be disappointed - I'll get to it tomorrow when you haven't followed through on something that you REALLY wanted, or have broken a promise to fix or streamline something that really isn't working for you Why is it that it is so easy to put our needs on the back-burner Tomorrow Next week I'll start FRESH at the start of next semester After Christmas, I am going to start 2013 off RIGHT This is ... keep reading