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Category Archives: Eating Disorders

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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 […]

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 […]

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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 […]

Stop Abuse Against Women with 3 Lessons from #MeToo

Stop abuse against women with the #MeToo hashtag. Two simple words were rooted from allegations against Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein. Breaking the silence is an important part of stopping the cycle of abuse. This campaign bravely brings awareness to an issue that is often buried in shame yet haunts all too many.  A campaign like […]


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