Inspiration & Motivation

Everyday, Choose Love. “Love Your Body Day” 2016

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist

Love. I had romantic notions about it growing up, believing that love was a tremendous, sweeping, passionate feeling that would lead to lifelong relational satisfaction and fulfillment. Years later while engaged, at times I’d ask leading questions of my future husband.  “Why do you love me?” Naturally, I was looking for a flowery, poetic response. […]

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Twenty Hours on a Bus

by William A. Parsons Jr., PhD, CEO

Several days per week, I set aside time to stroll around our campus. Not only does this allow me to enjoy the sunshine and fresh air, but it gives me the opportunity to interact with staff, visiting parents, and most importantly, our residents. Six weeks ago, I found myself standing alongside Anna*, a resident in […]

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No More Body-Shaming: Supermodel Emme’s #BodyBeaUtiful Social Media Campaign Lifts Off in 2016

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist
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“A New Year, a New You!” We’ve heard this phrase countless times, usually in the latest diet or exercise ad. There is certainly something restorative and motivating about beginning anew. However, that’s no excuse for the outrageous lengths to which the diet and beauty industry go to cash in on widespread body dissatisfaction and insecurity […]

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The Power and Science of Hope

by Margaret Nagib, PsyD - Christian Therapist & Faculty Member, TK Clinical Development Institute
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The most intriguing piece of advice I ever received as a counselor in training came from one of my favorite professors. He told me, “In the very first session always give them a little magic.” Now that’s an interesting choice of words. The more I thought about the concept, the more the idea excited me. […]

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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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Join The Voices – Timberline Knolls Celebrates National Recovery Month

by TK Staff
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For the past 25 years, September has been celebrated as National Recovery month. The focus of the month is to promote the societal benefits of prevention, treatment and recovery for mental and substance use disorders. Recovery Month spreads the positive message that behavioral health is essential to overall health, that prevention works, effective treatment is […]

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Ever Onward, Ever Upward

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist
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The spring season brings along a spirit that reminds me of New Year’s – both are times of spiritual and emotional renewal. Rebirth. Each year, we welcome these times of setting new goals and welcoming fresh starts. We put off the old and put on the new. Snow melts and flowers bloom as we move […]

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Hunting For Hope in God’s Promise

by Margaret Nagib, PsyD - Christian Therapist & Faculty Member, TK Clinical Development Institute
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Easter time is filled with fun memories from my childhood – sunrise service, pretty dresses worn with lace-rimmed socks and patent leather shoes, baskets lovingly prepared and waiting for us in the living room on Easter morning, big family gatherings and of course, the infamous city-wide Easter egg hunt. I really loved the egg hunt. It […]

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Celebrate a New Type of Love on Valentine’s Day

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist
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C.S. Lewis, the prolific British author, philosopher and theologian identified four kinds of that special “feeling” that we celebrate February 14th – love. He says there are four loves: affection, friendship, eros (romance) and agape (unconditional love). During the month of February, card and chocolate companies glorify eros, romantic love. Many girls grow up dreaming […]

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“Fort-ify” Your Holidays

by Kirsten Haglund, Miss America 2008, National Eating Disorders Awareness Advocate, Community Relations Specialist
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I spent my childhood Christmases in the suburbs of Detroit, which rarely failed to deliver on heaps of snow to ring in the holiday season. After the first big snowfall, my brother and I used to rush out in our puffy snow pants and down jackets to play in the fresh powder. My favorite thing […]

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