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Loosen The Grip
CELEBRATE MUCH?
ARE YOU SCARED TO BE HONEST?
IS YOUR LOVE BANK IN THE RED

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What's the truth about your eating?

Are you someone who is lying about what you are eating?
Perhaps you are hiding food, or eating in secrecy? Or just not eating enough or at all?

If so, this kind of dishonesty about food is one of the key signs that you are in a vicious and very difficult cycle. This is because food and how you eat it have now become a source of shame for you. When shame is behind your eating, day-by- day, meal-by-meal, you are probably spending a lot of time beating yourself up for what is going on. Shame sees no separation between the behavior you are doing and the person that you are….

Loosen The Grip

Are you someone who is keeping track of every little detail, pound, and calorie?

Have you ever noticed that the more you try to be “in control” of your food and your body weight and image, the more things keep falling apart?

Sure- maybe you think you have it all under control because it all looks so neat and appropriate and organized, but how happy and satisfied are you really?
So many women who struggle with food and body issues, seek control to feel safe. Perhaps your life HAS been out of control, so you zoomed in, got rigid, and tried to control anything you could – eating habits for example.

CELEBRATE MUCH?

We are not sure if you have thought about this lately- but you are kind of a big deal.
You—Yes—You! You’re a really big deal!
So just in case you haven’t been thinking about it, there are amazing things happening in your life each and every day. 
Take for example, waking up this morning. How amazing that you were given another day to exist, to breathe, to go at it again and make life that much better and that much sweeter?
And just in case you haven’t acknowledged it, there are amazing things that aren’t just “happening,” but that you are creating intentionally in your life each and every day.

ARE YOU SCARED TO BE HONEST?

In therapy, people often report anxiety, depression, health concerns, and relationship stress, but don’t realize that so much of this stems back to their level of honesty.  The kind of honesty I am referring to here is the kind that makes you squirm just thinking about it; you know… it's the things you secretly think about but never say aloud.
 
It’s true that it can be very scary to bethathonest as most people are afraid of what others will think of them.We would rather preserve our image than take a risk that could make all the difference.

IS YOUR LOVE BANK IN THE RED

IS YOUR LOVE BANK IN THE RED?
 
We all know how important it is to balance our bank accounts by making more deposits than withdrawals. But have you ever considered that your relationships deserve the same treatment? 
 
How many deposits have you made lately? Deposits include giving someone your full attention, scheduling a date night, or showing affection for example. Withdrawals, on the other hand, can include criticism, ignoring, and arguing.
 
When your relationship experiences more withdrawals than deposits, it cannot survive difficult times.

THE AWESOME POWER OF GROUP THERAPY

For many people, asking for helping in private is hard enough. So when your therapist or doctor recommends group therapy, it is extremely common to fear embarrassment and to have the desire to run in the opposite direction. Yet, there is an awesome power to this thing called group therapy, because it serves as a “mini-world” for you, and is designed to be a safe place to practice all the new skills you are learning.
 
Imagine, for instance, that I was trying to teach you how to ride a bicycle, without actually asking you to get on the bike.

WHAT IS ANXIETY?

-Anxiety is your body's way of telling you something is up. Your body is stressed because you are not living in Alignment. There is a truth you are betraying.
 
-Anxiety is a distraction. It is easier to be worried about being anxious, than to dig deeper into the heart and soul of your feelings. Go deeper in to your feelings by asking yourself: Am I mad, sad, glad, scared, and/or ashamed.
 
-Anxiety is a result of inaction. Look at your choices and take action.

The Law of Giving

"Learn to give that which you seek. If you seek affluence, give affluence; if you seek money, give money; if you seek love, appreciation, and affection, then learn to give love, appreciation, and affection."
-Deepak Chopra, The Seven Spiritual Laws of Sucess

What It Means To Be A Radiant Woman

 
            In February 2011, I will be walking down the aisle and getting married for the first time. So I must admit that this article is very much inspired by the thought of my upcoming nuptials. And I am feeling quite inspired by thischoiceto commit to another human being. Marriage, from what I get so far, goes so much deeper than just love. In essence, it says:
 “I choose you.”
“In good and in bad.”
“In sickness and in health.”
And I hope that if you are reading this, you too have had the experience of being loved this way.
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