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Fighting Back Against Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) and Creating a Hope-Filled Winter

The holiday decorations have come down, everyone is back to busy work and school schedules, and we have all settled in for a few dark months before spring.   This time of year can be incredibly challenging: The days are short, sunlight can be rare, and many parts of the country can be frigid. Seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is recognized in the fifth edition of … Read More

Study Finds Social Media Can Negatively Impact Body Image

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine researchers found that frequent, extended social media use can negatively impact body image in young adults. The researchers determined the social media use of 1,765 U.S. adults ages 19-32 using a questionnaire and then screened them for eating disorder risk. The results of their analysis show that spending more … Read More

Rethinking Resolutions

New Year’s Resolutions get a lot of love and hate this time of year. The diet and other “self-improvement” industries know they can make a lot of money off of people’s insecurities and cash-in, offering promises for dramatic changes (often to one’s external appearance) that disappoint and leave customers feeling like it wasn’t the diet … Read More

Body Image Distortions in Adults Struggling With Eating Disorders

Distorted body image and impaired self-perception are common symptoms that women who suffer from eating disorders may experience. While the severity of these symptoms may differ from woman to woman, their presence is often commonplace among those who have eating disorders. Some eating disorders result in more drastic changes to a woman’s body image, which … Read More

Why Forgive?

Forgiveness is one of those stubborn things that is much easier said than done. It is impossible to go through life without being wronged by someone, and without, knowingly or not, hurting others. We can choose to handle these experiences by holding on to bitterness, regret and shame, or choosing to forgive. But, in order … Read More