Posts by drjulie

Are you struggling with body dissatisfaction? Experiencing constant critical thoughts? Do you wish you felt more positive about your appearance? If any of the above sounds familiar, you’re not alone and help is here! Body-image seeds are planted early on in life, and it’s likely that you weren’t the one planting them. Planting Seeds Early…

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  Ever notice that the change in seasons sparks your anxiety? This happens for a bunch of reasons. Although the leaves are changing beautifully, it’s also getting colder and days are getting shorter. When things are in transition in general, it often results in some unease. I wanted to share a recent interview I did…

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What’s your first step towards moving past a hurdle? An internal barrier that appears without warning, pops up repeatedly, and blocks you from being the real you. First, you need to recognize that it’s in the way of where you want to go in life. When it comes to living with social anxiety, it’s very…

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Why do we keep doing something that leads to the same old icky feeling? Are we all masochists?! Maybe a little. Self-defeating behaviors start small- but can quickly develop into dominant patterns due to a lack of awareness and simply out of habit. Habits can be oh so strong and stubborn! Once the mind gets…

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Struggles, when faced directly, can be our best teachers. But, when we’re in the midst of challenges involving painful emotions, it’s tough to see the bigger picture. It’s tempting to want to avoid altogether- to escape the pain. Although, opening ourselves up to darker difficult moments is what fosters growth. Like plants in their natural…

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If you’ve ever shared something really personal, you may have experienced a “vulnerability hangover”–the body aching raw feeling that results from too much intimacy.

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“Change is just a natural part of life”is a saying we’ve all heard countless times. What it really means to me is that in life change is healthy and inevitable. Trying to prevent change is like trying to stop time; it’s impossible.Change has been described as both scary and exciting. How can something so healthy and natural result in such an extreme range of human emotions?

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I recently walked by a store with a sign outside saying: “Flaws Make You Real”
This made me wonder, if flaws make you real, then why are so many of us focused on covering up or hiding our imperfections? Human beings are naturally imperfect.We all have distinct blemishes that make us who we are. Why would we wish to be or to look unauthentic?

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