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    Valentine’s, The Sweetest Day of the Year… Not

    On this Valentine’s Day, I find myself in a love hate relationship. Yes, the simple thing is to simply say goodbye and move on. If only it were that simple.   Continue Reading

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    Love Yourself This Valentine’s Day

    Valentine’s Day!It’s just a day, right? It’s here and gone before you know it. You surprise that special someone with the perfect card, dinner out? What if you don’t….feel special? Then what?That’s what I asked myself this Valentine’s Day. How can I show my love for someone else when I don’t love myself? You see...my love has led me down the back roads of life. Left me in the dust.   Continue Reading

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    How to Lose

    Do you know the poem “One Art” by Elizabeth Bishop? I know it; I know it as though it were tattooed on my right wrist, as though it were something I read first thing every morning. It’s one of my very favorite poems of all time because of the way it flows so beautifully and lyrically that you could almost forget the horrific nature of the subject.We lose a lot in life – many things inconsequential (a sock, a race with a friend, a silly bet) and some a bit more important (...  Continue Reading

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    A New Year's Journey

    One year ago today I embarked on a journey.  At the time, I had a vague idea of the destination but didn’t know if I could reach it.The first step was the most difficult thing I’d faced. It was New Year’s Day and I’d celebrated a lot the night before.It was so cold that day, not just outdoors, but inside my heart.   Continue Reading

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    A Poem: For Someone In Mind

    A beautiful poem written by an alumni:Sometimes life doesn’t go our way But that doesn’t mean that we cannot stayIt’s hard to reach out, to ask for a hand Because from our perspective, nobody really understandsWhat we go through when we’re stuck in the ditch And our meaning to life has become but a glitchWe weren't meant to stay this long When the others have found theirs, we still lack our songThe lies are convincing when they tell us to leave The truth is behind the...  Continue Reading

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    A New Year’s Promise

    I made a New Year’s resolution last night.It came in a fit of guilt and resolve. It felt so good at first. I was taking a positive step in my life.   Continue Reading

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    A New Kind of Resolution

    When I hear people talking about New Year’s resolutions, the resolution that comes up most often is, you guessed it, weight loss. Our society is already inundated with it, but especially around this time of year. We hear TV commercials, friends, family and co-workers talking about it.   Continue Reading

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    10 Tips for not overeating this holiday season.

    The holidays are a notoriously difficult time for food and body image. Today we asked our clinical director, Dr. Gail Gnade, and our dietitian, Addie Bramlett, for their top ten tips for not overeating this holiday season. High expectations and holiday stressors can lead to difficult emotions and self-soothing through food.   Continue Reading

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    My Christmas Wish

    Twas’ two weeks before Christmas and all I could see,Was rib roast, beef wellington, and chocolate brownie trees.The fridge was stocked with goodies, hiding behind the door, The last thing I needed was temptation in store.But Christmas was joyful and full of good cheer,But all I was feeling was anxiety and fear.Christmas cookies on the counter, cheesecake nearby, And honey-glazed ham and hot apple pie.Dish upon dish and calories galore,Please, oh please, tempt me no more.Guilt consumes...  Continue Reading

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