Loving-kindness meditations are all about allowing ourselves to have the things like joy and happiness in our life.

What is your first memory have shame? Perhaps it is from childhood after being placed in your first time-out. Or maybe you remember it more clearly in your teenage years. Whatever it may be, shame is a feeling we all struggle with and it is essential that we learn about overcoming shame and the steps to take to recover from it.

Are you part of the transgender community or do you identify yourself as being transgender? Do you have a healthy relationship with food? With your body?

For individuals and families struggling with eating disorders, the holidays can be a particularly difficult time of year. There are expectations, family members who say the wrong things, and celebrations that focus on a meal. 

Healthy Futures started offering individualized movement and exercise therapy and eating disorder programs in January of 2015. Their exercise wellness plans are designed specifically for people that are struggling with an eating disorder.

Often, the children who suffer from ARFID experience a choking sensation from the smells or the feeling of certain foods in their mouths. Vomiting is also not unusual. The experience of these sensations leads to the child avoiding or restricting certain foods. Malnutrition then becomes an issue with this disorder.

Unfortunately, bullying in schools is common.  It typically occurs in places out of view of an adult, such as on the playground, on the school bus, in the cafeteria, hallways or locker rooms.  And, in this modern society, it also happens via technology on social media.

Are your emotions controlling you?  Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) is a highly effective research-based treatment designed by Dr. Marsha Linehan to help those struggling with eating disorders, substance abuse, depression, anxiety, and trauma to cope with life’s stresses. 

Would you know what to do when you recognize depression or anxiety with some eating disorder behavior in a loved one?  In the following video, Dr. Kim DiRé of Healthy Futures in Scottsdale, Arizona offers tips to help you get your loved one the help he or she needs.

Traumatic experiences are not just for war heroes.  Trauma can be experienced in many ways.  It can come from specific events or a series of events.  And, it can present from pre-verbal times or events from which we have no memory.

When you think of Somatic Experiencing Therapy, do you think of some kind of voodoo therapy?  Think you will be touched the whole time?  Well, those are some of the myths about Somatic Experiencing.

When appropriate, Bariatric surgery is a great tool for achieving weight loss. But, we’ve all heard how so many have “put all that weight back on” after surgery.

Bulimia is a medical condition signified by an insatiable desire to keep eating and eating until you gorge yourself, all in a short span of time.

Sheri Robenstine of Healthy Futures has a few tips on how to improve your body image and have more fun this summer. First, concentrate on positive thoughts about your body.

Some eating disorders are easier to hide from family and friends, but there are tell-tale signs to look for that can help identify signs of eating disorders. 

You too can soon be on your way to overcoming your struggles.  All it takes is three simple steps to get through the eating disorder treatment admission process. 

For those who suffer with eating disorders, the idea of treatment may seem like a hope and a prayer. Eating disorders are a significant problem, and they’re not really a choice.

Anorexia is one of the most well-known eating disorders. Many celebrities have struggled with it over the years including Karen Carpenter, Diana Ross, Sally Field, Jane Fonda, and even the Crown Princess of Sweden.