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Caring for others can be a beautiful, rewarding experience of love and compassion. In many cases, a caregiver’s social circle of friends and family often provides praise and encouragement. Caregivers often report friends and family saying things like, “I have so much...
Part of the Eating with Intention Series Principle VI: Discovering the Satisfaction Factor How many times have you found yourself choosing to eat something because it was the “lesser of two evils” vs. making a choice about what you really wanted—choosing what would...
Therapists from Grandville Counseling and GR Therapy Group are pleased to announce they have merged efforts to offer even more top-quality therapeutic services to the residents of Grandville and the greater Grand Rapids area. Both organizations have been committed to...
Over the past few weeks I’ve noticed a familiar theme coming up in sessions with some of my clients and in my personal life. The theme has been around the healing power of laughter.
No matter what you ate, how you ate, or why you ate, there was a moment when you stopped eating. The art of feeling your fullness starts with discovering an awareness of hunger and satiety.
There is no perfect way for a person to come out to intolerant parents. This conversation certainly can be one of the most difficult moments in a person’s life. But it is common to feel relief afterward. Even when it doesn’t go so well at first.
She is re-capturing a moment with someone experiencing that distinct tinge of guilt, failure, and embarrassment over a food choice. If you’ve ever struggled with food, you know this feeling. I love what she playfully captures here—the absurdity of what she calls the food police.
What if instead of building up our armor to “be good” around “bad foods” we put down our armor and begin working toward something more like a peace treaty with food?
We identify and rate hunger and fullness, and we develop holistic plans for nourishment. These elements usher us on the path to freedom that comes with the work of honoring our hunger, and our bodies.
Learn the difference between supporting and enabling your adult children. Address how our own issues can interfere with the process of “letting go” out of fear. You can “let go” of their problems, love them as they are, and get on with your own life, and allow your adult child to get on with their own!