• Defining Self-Acceptance… Or At Least My Definition

    My client, whom we’ll call Sally, was telling me how she’s been reading up on all sorts of positive body image blogs. You know, blogs that encourage you to love yourself and accept yourself as you are right now. And that was just all too far from reality for her to be able to swallow. […]

  • Practice Taking a Pause

    By Sarah Patten, RD LDN One of my favorite routines after getting out of bed in the morning involves making a steaming hot cup of coffee and taking a moment before taking my first sip to pause, gaze out my kitchen window, and set an intention for my day ahead. This ritual started a couple […]

  • BED and The Well-Trained Clinician: Are You Helping Without Harming?

    The Need for Well-Trained Clinicians This blog post was originally posted on the Binge Eating Disorder Awareness Blog. I’ve reposted it here to spread the word!  Binge eating disorder (BED) may seem new since it was just added to the official list of mental health diagnoses. But the truth is that using food to manage […]

  • 5 Week Mindful Eating Meal Support Series

    Is working on your relationship with food a part of your goals for 2017? Marci RD Nutrition is offering a 5-week meal support series with eating disorder and Intuitive Eating expert Sarah Patten. Details below!   Who should consider participating? Anyone actively working on their eating disorder recovery as well as those focused on improving […]

  • Healing the Hate: A Better Body Image in the New Year

    I originally wrote this video blog for Recovery Warriors which is a phenomenal community and resource for anyone looking for additional support in their eating disorder recovery. But you don’t have to have an eating disorder to have crappy body image. So if you’d like to feel better about your body, this one’s for you. […]

  • Resolutions: Making change a reality

    I’m in the business of helping people make positive change in their lives. And I know how hard change can be.  So it wasn’t surprising to hear my friend say “I refuse to make resolutions. Every year I make them and forget all about my good intentions until December.” Sound familiar? Making resolutions is a popular […]

  • Healthy Selfishness

    Photo Credit: I discovered this photo from my friend and colleague Leslie Schilling’s facebook post. Check out her blog– you’ll love her sensible and sassy nutrition expertise. This time of year is all about giving. So I thought I’d be a little subversive and talk about taking. This post is all about healthy selfishness. What […]

  • Holiday Bill of Rights

    There seems to be a pretty consistent theme that I’m discussing with all of my clients…the holidays.  There are so many wonderful things about the holiday season.  But let’s be honest, it’s also a stressful time of year. And if you’re struggling with food and feelings about your weight, it can all feel a bit […]

  • Tips for Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving is a wonderful yet stressful holiday for a lot of people. The entire day is centered around food. And if food is a source of stress and anxiety for you, that’s a lot of pressure! I won’t be providing you with a list of food do’s and don’ts at your Thanksgiving meal. So if […]

  • Self-Care or Self-Destruction Post-Election 2016

    Regardless of whether you supported Donald Trump or not, this election has likely deeply affected you. In this video blog I share my thoughts about picking up the self-care pieces post-election 2016. Self-care is at the center of your ability to be present and effective as the kind of change agent YOU want to be. […]