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0 Intuitive Eating Tips for a Healthier Relationship with Food

Learn how to stop binge eating and develop healthy eating habits.

Intuitive eating is a simple, natural, and powerful way to relate to food. It means integrating your innate instincts, your emotions, and your rational thinking process to nourish your body intuitively, without the need for rigid ideologies that hurt instead of help you.

3 Steps to Identify What Triggers You

Identify your triggers and stop your negative emotional spiral.

It happens to all of us: you’re going about your day, everything seems fine, and then something happens, or someone says something, and you get triggered. It’s as if you switch gears. Maybe you start to feel hurt or angry or depressed, or just a whole bunch of negative feelings. You might start to think that your best friend or partner doesn’t care about you, that life feels worthless, or you feel worthless; maybe you start thinking that nothing ever works out. You might feel tense all over, or get a sinking feeling in your stomach. Each of us has our own familiar pattern, but all of us experience this big negative ball of jumbled feelings, thoughts, and physical reactions—and it feels just awful.

Relapse Is a Part of Recovery

Recovering from addiction is about progress, not perfection.

Clients and loved ones often come into therapy wanting to end their compulsive behaviors, but few recognize the realization of what that encompasses. People will swear to never go back to their "drug of choice" and I will acknowledge their steadfast commitment while giving them an understanding that recovery should be likened to a marathon and not a sprint.

Relieve Stress and Anxiety by Shifting Your Attention

How do we refocus our attention in ways that limit stress and anxiety?

Fear is a biologically adaptive response. If we experience something threatening—like coming across a bear or mountain lion in the woods—fear activates our fight or flight response and helps us to escape safely. But now that we have TV, internet, and smartphones showing us things to be afraid of 24-7, our fear response can quickly go on overdrive, leading to longer-term stress and anxiety.

6 Ways to Stop Binge Eating

Binge eating disorder (BED) is the most common eating disorder.1 It is a mental health condition characterized by recurrent episodes of binging (consuming large amounts of food), a feeling of loss of control during the binge, and guilt or shame afterward.

Is Your Life Spiraling Out of Control?

What to do if you're struggling with your mental health.

A couple of weeks ago, the world lost wildly successful entrepreneur Tony Hsieh. Reports indicate he was barricaded inside a burning shed.

Woman shares her struggle with addiction, becomes advocate for others battling substance abuse

Danielle Burkett is open about her past—she’s in recovery from addiction and mental health issues. She also spent time in the criminal justice system.

Now, as manager of peer support services at Mental Health America of Indiana, she’s helping others going through hard times in their lives.

Is Depression Genetic or Environmental?

If you’ve been experiencing more feelings of anxiety or depression lately, you’re definitely not alone. A 2021 report from KFF found that during the pandemic, 4 in 10 adults in the U.S. reported symptoms of anxiety or depressive disorder, up from 1 in 10 who reported those symptoms from January to June 2019.

Trapped by your own thoughts? Here are 5 ways to free yourself

You stare at your bedroom ceiling, willing yourself to go to sleep. Thoughts race through your head, holding your mind hostage. Or you ruminate on the awkward conversation you had with your boss on the way home from work.






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