Trigger warnings: helpful or harmful for trauma survivors?

This research study presents compelling evidence that trigger warnings may do more harm than good. While this study’s methods may overlook that a trigger warning along with the choice to opt-out has the potential for self-care (in abstaining) and empowerment (in feeling free to abstain or choose exposure), the results are notable, particularly given that…

Intuitive Eating Infographic: Can we Really Trust our Bodies?

Taking care of a body can be really confusing. As more and more data and tech is developed to manage our bodies, it’s tempting to buy all the latest tools and compare and check our stats religiously- but trusting trackers, food logs, and external body ideals can actually erode trust in our own body and…

Getting to the Root of Attention Seeking Behavior in Kids and Teens

“Doing something for attention” gets a bad rap. Doing something for attention has a negative value, but what if we consider another viewpoint? As a therapist, communication through behavior- especially attention-seeking behavior- is something I regard with so much honor. Seeking attention through the behavior is never our first attempt to get that attention. Often,…