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Changing your life with self-compassion

Self-compassion isn’t something that many are taught or come by naturally; in fact, it can seem contradictory to what we are taught in our Western culture – that you should be able to “pull yourself up by the bootstraps” if you find yourself in a tough situation. While this may hold some truth...

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Chelsea Fielder-Jenks
Thinking about starting a diet? First, check-the-facts: Diets don't work

We are heading into the new year and that means that our media is inundated with diet and weight loss recommendations, tips, and success stories all meant to help you create the “new, thinner, happier, and all-around better version of you.” What the media doesn’t tell you is that diets don’t work in the long-term; in fact, they can lead to weight gain and disordered eating.  

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Chelsea Fielder-Jenks
Facing the four-letter "F" word and making a change

Making a change in life can be downright scary. Whether it is experiencing a major life transition (for example: going to college, starting a new job, or getting married or divorced) or making an intentional behavior change (for example: quitting smoking, increasing exercise, or stopping self-harmful behaviors), many people come face-to-face with the four-letter "F" word...

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Chelsea Fielder-Jenks