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March 30, 2017
Symposium Time!

I’m at the symposium and having a great time learning and getting to know researchers and practitioners that are passionate about improving the lives of adolescents. Looking forward to share more with you in the future! This afternoon, I will give my presentation on breaking down THE talk with parents and supporting them throughs process […]

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March 30, 2017
Top 6 Ways to Combat Food Addiction

Have you decided that food has become more of a problem than a source of nurturance? Then perhaps it’s time to change the way you eat!   Get your mind right! We all need a reason that will make a big behavioral change stick and it needs to be something more deep/impactful than, “I want […]

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March 16, 2017
What the food industry already knows and hopes you don't find out!

Have you ever had a craving for something all day and when you finally gave in and ate it, you didn’t really enjoy it? What the heck? For a long time, researchers believed that the reward or pleasure center in the brain was a one-dimensional operation; craving and wanting were synonymous. In the last ten […]

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March 2, 2017
Are You a Food Addict?

Have you ever craved something that isn’t healthy? Do you have a favorite comfort food? A favorite fast food? Have you ever worried that maybe your cravings for this particular thing may not be totally healthy? What if I told you that food companies are engineering foods to make them “hyper-palatable” (addictive) in the hopes […]

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February 16, 2017
Intimacy- Sexy Talk

Real quick... before we go there Before we get started… Can you truly honor someone else if you do not honor yourself first? Keep in mind that if you are not right with you, your sex life will not be nearly as fun. If you are struggling with it, maybe check out my last blogging […]

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February 2, 2017

I still own a dictionary!!! I love words because they are so powerful and when use properly can make us feel so understood and cherished and when used to hurt can stay with us forever like wounds that will never heal. Sitting down today and thinking about intimacy and what it means, I wanted to […]

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January 28, 2017
I couldn't wait to tell you!!!

I have been holding off on the announcement but I'm bursting at the seams!! On March 30th at 2pm, I will be speaking at the 6th Annual Texas Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy!!!  My talk will focus on parental interventions and how parents can give their kids the tools need to have the lives they […]

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January 19, 2017
How are your changes treating you?

How are your changes going?! I don’t know about you but I have felt myself slip back a couple of times. I have been paying attention to when I do it and it is usually when I’m tired and the old way feels easier. What about you? At the end of 2016, I started making […]

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January 5, 2017
Ready to Make Some Changes?

For a really long time (and maybe even now on a bad day) I think that “if I can just do _____ or finish _____, everything will be ok.”   Since I know I’m not the only person who can be hard on themselves, I’m guessing at least some of you have this problem too. […]

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