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When does Overeating become Binge Eating?

When does overeating become binge eating? According to data from the Journal of the American Medical Association, 2 out of 3 US adults were overweight or obese (2009-2010). Additionally, many engage in overeating during the holidays, at a party or special occasion. However, this does not mean that 2/3rds of Americans are binge eating.  Understanding […]

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Replenishing the Well: You Should Consider It

When most people are asked how they relax, replenish or de-stress, they will usually either say ‘I don’t know’ or ‘have a glass of wine’/some form of self-medicating behavior (followed by a laugh). Now ask yourself, How do I de-stress? Do you work at  ‘Replenishing the Well’ at the end of a hard work week […]

Radical Acceptance

Radical Acceptance is one of the techniques utilized in Dialectical
Behavioral Therapy (DBT). I thought I could find out just what Radical
Acceptance is by checking out the book entitled “Radical Acceptance” by
Tara Brach, PhD (2003). Not surprisingly, this approach is about accepting
ourselves. But it is not accepting just the good […]

Stone Soup

There are many versions to this tale. However, here is a summary of the one I prefer, whose author, unfortunately, is not known. Three hungry soldiers came upon a small village, but the villagers had nothing to offer them since they had a very poor harvest that year and didn’t want to share what little […]

Anxiety and stress: Imagined Reality vs Reality

Anxiety and stress can affect how we perceive reality. We all react to our “imagined reality” of a situation, not the “reality” of it. Imagined reality is our perception of something. If you think that people are thinking negatively about you, you react as if they are in fact thinking negatively about you. This is […]