Category Archives: Food Addiction

Mastering Emotions in Recovery


Learning to master our emotions is one of the most important skills of recovery. Too often, it is our mismanagement of difficult emotions that sends us seeking out escape from them…often in all the wrong places. In my recent VLOG … Continue reading

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A Connected Christmas: The Secret to Avoiding Auto-Pilot and Making the Holiday Meaningful


Christmas is almost here. It’s a day of celebration, gratitude, and connection….at least in theory. I desire these ideals yet too often find myself indulgent and disconnected. Vacations and holidays are historically hard for me. So often, self-care slumps, discipline … Continue reading

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Let’s Talk about Porn and Food Addictions – A Month Of Interviews (Free)


This month, a handful of knowledgeable therapists from our practice are appearing on the internet TV show “Mind, Body, & Spirit”, with Susan Hill, M.S., MFT Intern. The main topics will be food and sex addictions. Our treatment programs and … Continue reading

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“From Under the Rock” by Forest Benedict, M.A., SATP-C, LifeSTAR of the Central Valley


“Taking some of these measures was like killing off part of me, they were so much against my natural inclinations.” (Sexaholics Anonymous, 2001, p. 167) The true story of Aron Ralston’s near-death experience in a canyoneering accident was vividly portrayed … Continue reading

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Holiday Recipes for Relapse & Recovery (Revised)


The holidays can feel like a minefield for those in recovery. More-so than other times of the year, disastrous dynamics go hand-in-hand with the celebrations of the season. For this noteworthy reason, partners and addicts alike can benefit from preparing … Continue reading

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