Life Cycles Counseling with Dr. Adina Silvestri

Category Archives: Eating Disorders

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Change: Why Is It So Hard?

Laura came to me recently wondering “What is my problem. Why can’t I stop thinking so much about food.” She confessed, “It is ruining my relationships and there is no space in my brain to focus on anything else.” To me, Laura was doing well indeed. She was attending college, had a loving family and […]

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What I learned about Smoking, Drinking, Love and Weight Loss

Hypnotherapists and How They Help Hypnotherapists have been helping their clients to stop smoking, drinking, using drugs, and find the root of their suffering for years. The subconscious mind is so fascinating in that we alone have the solutions to our problems and can stop the addictive urges. For many individuals that I see, they […]

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Habit Transformation: How to Break Bad Habits

-Mayah Taylor, MA Creating new habits and transforming bad habits into good ones can be very beneficial to achieving wellness and happiness. Habits become hard to break because they are deeply wired by repetition in our brains. And when you add pleasure to them-like you have with drugs, alcohol, or food, for example-the pleasure centers […]

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Habits: What You Need to Know

-Mayah Taylor, MA As human beings we tend to be creatures of habit. Habits are rituals and behaviors that we do automatically, allowing us to carry out important activities like brushing our teeth, taking a shower, how we eat and sleep and talk to our kids and how we unthinkingly spend our money and time. […]

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5 Ways to Enjoy Holiday Meals When You Have An Eating Disorder

Holiday meals. I hear it all the time in the office, “I am skipping this holiday party. I’ll say I have a headache.” Food focused events are hardly a relaxing and enjoyable time for individuals who suffer from anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating. It can be difficult to focus on the social connections of holiday […]

Enslaved by People Pleasing: How it Will Ruin Your Recovery

-Mayah Taylor, MA Recovering from Eating Disorders can be a long journey full of challenges. There are many obstacles that may stand in the way of your recovery from an eating disorder. One particular obstacle is being a people pleaser. People pleasing consists of often trying to be who others want you to be and […]

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Tip of the day: Face them.

Grief, loss, suffering, and even depression.  -The dark nights of the soul-only worsen when we try to ignore, deny or avoid them. The healing journey begins when we start to face them and learn how to work with them. -Jack Kornfield

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Am I Hungry? Am I Full? Mindful Eating Spotlight

Recall the last time you were around a little one. Their hunger cues were unmistakable. They push the plate away when full and they have had enough. Most of us start out with a strong intuitive sense to our bodies’ physiological needs and are able to respond naturally. Our bodies give us signals to start […]

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The Thin Line between Diet and Eating Disorder

Diet. Many of us have been on them for the sole purpose of loosing weight to fit into that swimsuit or to look a certain way. When we diet, we have an end goal in mind. And once we reach that goal, the diet stops. Or, we stop the diet before we reach that number […]

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Conversations on Mindful Eating

Life Cycles Counseling is dedicated to raising awareness of Eating Disorders (and other addictions) by eliminating shame and creating a sisterhood in which every BODY is accepted, loved, and cherished at any size. We also love to combat weight-based stereotypes. These stereotypes give way to stigma, prejudice, and discrimination in the workplace, healthcare, interpersonal relationships […]


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