Why I Prescribe Bioidentical Hormones

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After my blog post on PCOS, I received numerous questions regarding Bio-Identical Hormone Replacement therapy. What is it? Why do it? Is it safe? I hope this can answer most of those questions. Bio-Identical hormone replacement (BHRT) therapy is a safe and effective treatment, when prescribed by an experienced physician. It’s simply a way to […]

Connecting with Our ‘Soul Sadness’

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Marge, a woman in our meditation community, was in a painful standoff with her teenage son. At fifteen, Micky was in a downward spiral of skipping classes and using drugs, and had just been suspended for smoking marijuana on school grounds. While Marge blamed herself — she was the parent, after all — she was […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

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Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

Why You Should Try Rolfing

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What is Rolfing? Rolfing is a form of deep tissue massage named after Dr. Ida P. Rolf, an American biochemist who referred to her work as “structural integration.” Dr. Rolf designed the system as a way to deeply manipulate and reorganize connective tissue and fascia. Her aim was to relieve patterns of physical misalignment through […]

How We Incorporate Yoga and Meditation in Eating Disorder Recovery

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In conjunction with traditional psychotherapy and medical nutrition therapy, here is how yoga and meditation is intertwined in your healing process: The Eight Limbs of Yoga or Eight Fold Path The first book to systematize the practice of yoga was the classic treatise the Yoga Sutras (or Aphorisms) of Patanjali dating from 200 B.C. The […]

An Open Letter To Thomas Warda – Protecting Young Victims of Sexual Abuse!

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Dear Thomas Warda, She’ll eventually forget all about it, like it never even happened. That is what you suggested at the sentencing hearing of your client Mickey Gotwalt, a 52-year old high school softball coach in Tuscola County who was recently convicted of criminal sexual conduct with one of the young girls he coached. According […]

The Magic of Love and Acceptance

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If you allow someone to be who they are and they allow you to be who you are, then that’s Love ♥. Anything else is torture. ~ Ra Uru Hu As a therapist I often hear, “If only he or she would do this or that, I would be so much happier.” No matter how […]

Prison Inmates Caring For Shelter Pets

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Who would ever think that prisoners and pets would go together? One shelter in a small town in Louisiana has a select group of prisoners that care for the sheltered pets around the clock. It has been said that hardened prisoners turn soft as they care for the dogs and that it is a great […]

Horses Bring Relief In Rough Mexico City Neighborhood

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Guadalupe Pena’s great grandparents began working with horses when La Hera ranch still lay in fields outside Mexico City. Now it is surrounded by graffiti-covered walls and barred windows but, behind its metal gate, offers hope where hospitals have failed. After Pena was partially paralysed by a stroke seven years ago, horses helped her to […]

I Fear I Will Suffer My Eating Disorder Forever

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The following comment is from a mom in her forties suffering from an eating disorder in response to the article “Nature or Nurture? Your Eating Disorder Could Be Killing Your Daughter” I asked Angela R. Wurtzel, Eating Disorder Specialist and consultant to Askinyourface.com to respond. You Ask: http://askinyourface.com/2010/07/19/nature-or-nurture-why-your-eating-disorder-could-be-destroying-your-daughter/ I am so glad this was published. […]