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Dr Lily Dishes on Intimacy, Sex And Body Image

Dr Lily Dishes on Intimacy, Sex And Body Image

For the millions of women who battle eating issues, body image is a huge part of the daily struggle. It can be terrifying to be in a relationship or to even think about intimacy when you absolutely hate what you see in the mirror. Enter today’s guest who is talkin’ all things sex and body image. Dr. Lily Zehner is a therapist who specializes in sex, intimacy, and relationships. And she’s battled her own eating disorder, so has some amazing tips to share from her own experience. We dive into some very taboo subjects (and quite frankly, more women NEED
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3 Things To Do When You Have A Weekend Of Bad Eating

3 Things To Do When You Have A Weekend Of Bad Eating

I went to a small business owner conference this last weekend called Pioneer Nation. (And met some of the most fantastic people!) It was one of those weekends away where I didn’t really have much control over my food. We were at a mountain resort outside of Portland, Oregon, so there weren’t a whole lot of dining options. All meals were served on site. Breakfast was a buffet. Lunch was a sandwich, chips, and a cookie. Snacks were brownies, granola bars, and fruit. Dinner was on our own at one of the restaurants on site. I was there Thursday-Sunday. Essentially out of
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4 Things To Remember When You’re Frustrated And Want To Give Up

4 Things To Remember When You’re Frustrated And Want To Give Up

This whole finding “normalcy” around food is a doozy sometimes. It’ s like you think you got it… You have a really good few days of no binging, eating healthy, and trying to listen to your body and then BAM…something happens and you’re off track again. Doesn’t this journey kinda feel like you’re lost in another country, you don’t speak the language, and you’re trying to find your way around with a map? That is exactly how I felt (both literally…because I was traveling abroad and had this happen to me, and metaphorically with my eating 🙂 ) I spent
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The Before And After Photo Myth

The Before And After Photo Myth

I’ve had people tell me I needed to put up a before and after photo on my site. Because, well…the whole “look at me before and now see me after” transformation sells! People see my before/after pics and they’re supposed to think “wow, what a transformation, I’m gonna hire her to get me to that place“. But the whole thing somehow seems wrong to me. Because I don’t quite buy the whole before and after transformation… It’s one of those times where you only see a snapshot of the me that went through this journey. You get a glimpse in time
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How To Stop Comparing Yourself On Social Media

How To Stop Comparing Yourself On Social Media

Have you ever been in a fine, normal, go-about-your-day mood and after taking a quick procrastination break on Facebook (or Instagram or Twitter), you see a new post by a friend posing in her bikini on the beach and it sends you into a tailspin of negativity and “I hate my body” thoughts? Yep, that happened to me yesterday. It’s amazing how social media can instantly transform you from a “I’m-normal-and-happy-at-the-moment” person into a “I’m-now-turning-into-a-crazy-person” lunatic (and usually sparked by someone you barely know!) You see a friend of a friend of a friend post honeymoon pics from Costa Rica in her
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Consumed by Food? 6 Lessons on Overcoming Disordered Eating

For a good twelve years of my life, I was obsessively consumed with food. I had this unhealthy relationship with my body and my eating. I simultaneously loathed myself and desperately desired to be skinnier, while also compulsively binging until I couldn’t move. For months I would restrict. I’d eat some fruit for breakfast, green peppers and ranch dressing for lunch, and a few bites of whatever was in my fridge for dinner. I was also hooked on diet pills and exercised until I worked off every single calorie I had eaten (which was not much). And then, because no
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