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People often ask me how they can survive the holidays when they are struggling. I absolutely support that when food is the center of our activities that it can increase expectations and anxiety. I also know that in many ways, food needs to be the center of how we take care of ourselves when we… Read more

It is officially December. I absolutely LOVE this month, and all the coziness it brings. The hot drinks, the cozy nights in, the sparkly lights, it is just all my favourite. The only hard part is we often have the best of intentions to spend the month connecting and taking care of ourselves, but end… Read more

I must admit, I can’t quite believe that we are already just about in December. Where did this year go? I always find the holiday season one of my favorites, but I also know it’s a time that can be really difficult for people. Not only is this season busier than we often want (even… Read more

Relationships are hard. Two different people trying to share a life together is bound to lead to conflict at some point. In fact, the research actually shows that conflict can be (when done correctly) one of the healthiest things for a relationship because it allows both people to understand one another better and can correct… Read more

For people who struggle with disordered eating or an eating disorder the scale can often be used as a tool to determine how they feel about themselves. The numbers aren’t read as numbers, but rather as values of their worth. The reason this is so toxic is that for many people the scale determines who… Read more

Sometimes Instagram really is a place filled with so many beautiful things. Quotes are one of my favorite things to read and discover because they can get you thinking about things differently or help you feel understood in all of 15 words. I saw this quote by Atticus on Instagram this week and I thought… Read more

This has got to be one of the hottest topics out there. What do we do when conflict arises in our relationship? How do we deal with all the painful feelings and why does it feel like even with our best efforts, feelings get hurt or things unfold negatively? Conflict really is an essential part… Read more

I hear this statement in my counselling office all the time “I spend a lot of my time in isolation because of my eating disorder. My goal for myself is to try to spend a bit more time with those I love but whenever I get asked I automatically want to say no. How can… Read more

In hard times, one of my favorite writers, Glennon Doyle, frequently reminds those who follow her that we can do hard things. I love this quote because it has served as a reminder in my own challenging moments that not only are we capable of doing hard things but also that we must. In relationships… Read more

Happy Thanksgiving! I had the joy of sneaking down to Florida for 3 days a few weeks ago to spend time with one of my oldest friends. We became friends when I was two and she was three and despite her moving to Florida when I was just eleven, we have managed to stay connected… Read more