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Is It A Need For Alone Time Or Are You Socially Isolating?

Is It A Need For Alone Time Or Are You Socially Isolating?

Looking back over my history with an eating disorder, I can see various times when I withdrew and socially isolated. This lack of connection with others contributed to the depression I experienced.  Iโ€™ve been mulling over parts that can get confused as they have a similar 

Beware Of Spiritual Bypassing

Beware Of Spiritual Bypassing

The term Spiritual Bypassing was coined by the Buddhist teacher and psychotherapist, John Weldwood in the early 1980’s. As defined by John, itโ€™s the tendency to use spiritual ideas and practices to sidestep or avoid unresolved emotional issues, psychological wounds and unfinished developmental tasks. Dr. 

How Inner Child Work Can Help You Stop Binge Eating

How Inner Child Work Can Help You Stop Binge Eating

I struggled with binge eating for a good decade and for so long I thought I just needed more willpower.  I got caught in a cycle of dieting and over exercising to try to control the binge eating behaviour. What Iโ€™ve come to understand is 

5 Steps To Start Intuitive Eating

5 Steps To Start Intuitive Eating

I get the fears that come up when initially transitioning away from dieting, following meal plans and controlling your food. If you’re considering Intuitive Eating you are likely at the point where you’re sick of being in the cycle of restriction and binge eating. You 

People Pleasing Is Not A Faulty Personality Trait

People Pleasing Is Not A Faulty Personality Trait

Sometimes people pleasing is shamed, which actually doesn’t serve in helping change the behaviour. There are deep layers to work through to actually shift the behaviour. People pleasing is not a faulty personality trait. It’s a nervous system response to trauma and it’s intention is 

On Self-Love

On Self-Love

For many, myself included, it doesn’t come naturally. It is our birthright, but often our experiences and relationships early in life dictate how we end up feeling about ourselves. Then we enter this space of being adult and often somewhere along the way learn about 

What Is Somatic Stress Release?

What Is Somatic Stress Release?

A couple of months ago I took a Somatic Stress Release Certification and have been sharing concepts in my social media posts that I have deepened my understanding with. Itโ€™s led to me going down a rabbit hole with learning more about Somatic Experiencing.  What led 

What Are You Running From?

What Are You Running From?

I was constantly running, literally and figuratively Running away from fear Dodging vulnerability Slipping past confrontation, with a sweet smile plastered on my face I’d slide my Asics on and pound pavement for hours on my own A part of me feels I chose longer 

Is Binge Eating Meeting Your Need For Variety?

Is Binge Eating Meeting Your Need For Variety?

Getting to the core of binge eating involves moving through a number of layers. From my experience it isn’t just one thing that creates the breakthrough. It’s a journey of unearthing, discovering and reclaiming. One of those layers I often see that contributes to binge 

Numbness

Numbness

The numbness and tension created by the resistance to feel, is worse than actually feeling the painful emotions. Emotions like sadness, anger, shame and fear. That numbness and resistance is often why we turn to coping mechanisms to shift our state. Food gives you a