The Psychology of a Warrior

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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The room is silent, my eyes steadied ahead of me and my arms spread wide in a Warrior Pose. As my feet feel the yoga mat below and my torso lengthens upward my body feels strong. I take a deep breath in, and a slow breath out. And then within a moment my attention strays […]

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Zero Tolerance for Body Shaming

by Amy Klimek, MA - Eating Disorders Specialist
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Body shaming is rampant in today’s world. Primarily, it comes in the form of fat shaming, which is defined as overt criticism of bodies perceived to be larger than the cultural ideal.  Singer and new mother Kelly Clarkson has received her fair share of criticism as has singer Pink.  On May 12, Pink verbally shut […]

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Healing Negative Self-talk

by Amy Klimek, MA - Eating Disorders Specialist
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In a previous TK blog we explored the concept of fat talk: who engaged in it, the whys behind it and the negative implications surrounding this type of interaction. Although fat talk is external, to a large degree, it begins as internal dialogue. This dialogue is a compilation of lifetime experiences. It’s a mental chorus […]

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The University of Chicago: Taking Steps to End Sexual Assault on Campus

by TK Staff
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Every year, young women throughout the country embark on a college career, full of positive anticipation regarding what the future will offer. These plans never include sexual assault. Yet, one in four college women will be the victim of this type of assault during her academic career. Sexual assault is somewhat sanitized terminology for one […]

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Let’s Put an End to Fat Chat

by Rita Ekelman, MBA, RDN, LDN
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Fat talk, which is defined as public body self-disparagement, is omnipresent throughout our culture. Negative talk of this type is actually viewed as a type of social bonding ritual among women. Whereas females may fail to connect on topics such as people they know or where they grew up and attended school, once they embark […]

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Living the path of yoga heals the body, mind, and spirit (why everyone can “do yoga”)

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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When most people think of yoga, they think only of sweaty bodies breathing deeply and moving in and out of different postures.  But what people don’t know is that the postures are actually only a very small part of the whole system of yoga.  Yoga is more than just a practice that you do on […]

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Timberline Knolls Celebrates National Eating Disorder Awareness Week, Feb. 22 – 28, 2015

by TK Staff
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In a perfect world, there would be absolutely no need to have an entire week dedicated to eating disorder awareness. However, as long as the rate of eating disorders continues to escalate throughout our country, Timberline Knolls is extremely thankful for National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (NEDAW). This week is designed to educate the public […]

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The Power of Yoga and Its Ability to “Unlock” Emotions

by Rachel Sherron, MA, LPC, RYT, Yoga/Clinical Specialist
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The belief that emotions are locked in the body has become widespread in recent years. What does that really mean? And how can yoga help unlock whatever is stuck? Let’s imagine a person sitting in a crossed legged position on the floor.  This person appears confident and at ease.  Her spine is tall, head lifted, […]

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The Dangers of Synthetic Marijuana

by TK Staff
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Marijuana has been around for many decades; conversely, synthetic marijuana is fairly new. That is only the beginning of what separates these two similarly named, yet decidedly different, recreational drugs. Marijuana is grown in soil—synthetic marijuana is created in a lab. Importantly, marijuana is a relatively benign drug, whereas its synthetic counterpart has the power […]

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Family Therapy and Eating Disorders

by Stanley Selinger, PhD - Family Therapist
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Families are systems that shape us, motivate us, but also leave us vulnerable with wounds and expectations.  Families with a member that has an eating disorder have often been characterized as enmeshed, overprotective, overly rigid, or as having a strong tendency to avoid conflict with a lack of conflict resolution. These families create poor boundaries […]

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