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Somatic Experience and Addiction

Grateful to have been asked to speak at the McShin Foundation about Somatic Experience and Addiction. Within the image are a few takeaways from the presentation. These body symptom techniques help to “awaken” and restore one’s sense of safety. I hope to write more about Somatic Experience in the future.   If I could replace […]

Life Hacks for the Newly Sober

-Mayah Taylor, MA New Year. New Challenges. For those who are in recovery from addiction, the thought of new challenges to overcome may seem daunting. You may be wondering, “How am I ever going to stay sober?” We’re here to help! The journey of sobriety is not one you have to make alone. So to […]

New Year's Resolution

Life Hacks: What’s Your New Year’s Resolution?

-Mayah Taylor, MA New Year’s Resolution As we begin the start of a new year, there’s a common question we ask ourselves or are asked by others. “What’s your  New Year’s resolution?” Another year brings a fresh, inspiring start to trying new things, exploring new places, and becoming a better you. A common thing we […]

Best of 2017 Blogs

The Best of 2017 Blogs

Before the year comes to a close, I’d like to take a short look at the best of 2017 blogs. As we go through the year’s best posts, we realize that what most people need are a strong foundation for recovery and a solid support system. Support can come from  your family, your friends, or […]

Two Simple Tips for Dismissing the Negative Self Talk

Two Simple Tips for Dismissing the Negative Self-Talk

-Mayah Taylor, MA  Many individuals, including myself, have experienced negative self talk. That voice inside your head that criticizes you, doubts you, and tells you that you are not good enough. It says negative hurtful things to you-things that you would never say to anyone else. I can’t believe I ate that whole pie; I […]

coping after a thanksgiving binge eating episode

Coping After A Thanksgiving Binge Eating Episode

So, You Ate A lot at Thanksgiving, Now What? Thanksgiving is probably one of the hardest times of year for someone who struggles with binge eating. The holiday is heavily associated with food in large quantities. This can be very tempting and often be a trigger for some. If you struggle with binge eating, you […]

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating: Controlling the Binge

by Mayah Taylor, MA When we talk about binge eating, a key characteristic is frequently eating large quantities of food and feeling unable to stop eating. Other characteristics of binge eating are the sense of lack of control over eating during a binge episode, eating even when not full or hungry, and eating rapidly during […]

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Anger Management Spotlight: The Angry Teen

by Mayah Taylor, MA Parenting a teenager is no easy task. These formative years (the teenage years) are what many feel made you the independent, productive person you are today. And you want the same for your child, right?!  During this time, your child is challenged with finding their sense of self and developing their […]