Archive: February 2016

Eating Disorders: All Shapes and Sizes

In today’s society, the pressure to look a certain way can be overwhelming. Societal pressures can cause it to be difficult to accept the body we are in, and lead to an unexpected eating disorder. Fortunately, there are new trends that support the idea of loving your body. For the first time in its history, Sports Illustrated put a “plus-size” model, Ashley Graham, on the cover of its 2016 Swimsuit... Read More

The First Valentine’s Day

By Jaime Vinck, MC, LPC, NCC Chief Operations Officer Valentine’s Day is just around the corner. Holidays often provide us with an opportunity to celebrate with our families and friends, as well as practice our much-loved traditions. This year, I have been reflecting on those who struggle with a myriad of challenges that make enjoying the presence of Cupid, hearts and chocolates virtually impossible. Following are some likely “firsts” that... Read More

“Spotlight” on Trauma Recovery

A newly released film opens up important discussion about sexual abuse and trauma recovery The movie Spotlight is based on the true story of how a small team of investigative journalists from The Boston Globe exposed a decades-long conspiracy to cover up clergy child molestation. In 2001, the Globe’s “Spotlight Team” investigated abuse allegations in the Catholic Church. Their findings proved to be much more extensive than initially presumed, as... Read More