Yearly Archives: 2023

New Year… of Health and Happiness!

With the New Year quickly approaching, more promotions of “self-improvement” through dieting and weight loss are going to be popping up. Losing weight has been the most common New Year’s resolution for many, many years. Yet, why do people keep returning to the same New Year’s resolution if it hasn’t been successful and hasn’t increased … Read More

Supporting Mothers In Recovery

Pursuing treatment for an eating disorder or another mental health concern can be incredibly difficult, especially for mothers who may be facing leaving their children and families for the first time. The complexity of this decision can be compounded by the demands of motherhood, which often include sleepless nights, postpartum adjustments, and relationship changes.   Timberline … Read More

The Connection Between Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety and depression are mental health conditions affecting millions worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, 280 million people suffer from depression, and more than 300 million have anxiety disorders. Although these mental health conditions are common, many people may be hesitant to seek help due to stigma, shame, and fear of judgment from others. … Read More

The Healing Power of Sound

On a day-to-day basis, we experience the benefits of sound in many subtle ways. And often without even recognizing it. Whether in the form of a soothing song, the calming sounds of nature, or a crackling fireplace, sound has the ability to captivate our minds and induce relaxation. When applied to therapy, this concept is … Read More

Depression Rates Are at New Highs, Especially Among Women

The COVID-19 pandemic brought fresh awareness to the topic of mental health while at the same time placing unprecedented stress on people’s coping resources and well-being. One study, which looked at changes in the prevalence of depressive symptoms during the pandemic, found that 32.8% of U.S. adults suffered from elevated depressive symptoms in 2021, compared … Read More

Eating Disorders are Not Visible

“Less than 6% of people with eating disorders are medically diagnosed as ‘underweight’” – National Association of Anorexia Nervosa and Associated Disorders (ANAD) Let’s reflect on this statistic. There is still a widespread FALSE belief that eating disorders are visible and that it looks like someone in an emaciated or very thin body. The statistic … Read More

An Antidote to Celebrity Wellness Routines: Be Yourself & Seek Joy

Recently, Gwyneth Paltrow has faced backlash from health experts and members of the public after sharing the details of her daily “wellness routine.” Paltrow’s routine, which she discussed on the podcast “The Art of Being Well,” involves coffee in the morning, bone broth for lunch, and a vegetable-heavy paleo dinner. Many people have criticized Paltrow’s … Read More

Responsibilities & Recovery

I was working with an individual who was struggling with a number of difficult mental health concerns. She had a history of trauma, struggled with substance use and engaged in eating disorder behaviors. As we worked together, I became aware that she was finding it difficult to make some of the behavior changes that would … Read More

Mental Health Treatment & Suicide Prevention in Young Adults

The onset of mental health disorders often happens early in life. Sometimes, mental health concerns appear in childhood or adolescence. But often, the first signs that someone might be struggling with a mental health disorder occur during young adulthood, from ages 18-25. Mental health advocacy organization Active Minds shared several statistics that help illuminate the … Read More