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Photos from Fuel Her Awesome's post 02/16/2022

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Coming in January, free body image group! Learn how to heal your relationship with yourself, exercise, and food. Stay tuned for more info and updates.


Let’s get some exercise!

Photos from Fuel Her Awesome's post 03/20/2021

Photos from Fuel Her Awesome's post


Happy Thanksgiving to all. Please remember that you are worthy of nourishment on this special day. Cheers!


Intuitive eating is where it is at! Free event:


It is weight stigma awareness week. You can sign up for this free event:


If you have children (especially girls) one of the best things you can do with regard to setting them up for a positive body image is to refrain from making disparaging remarks about your own body. Let them see you having respect for your body and providing it with proper nutrition.

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With biological hunger almost any food will do. With a craving or emotional eating we are trying to meet a need that is psychological.

It can be confusing to distinguish emotional hunger from biological hunger in the beginning. I even used to have hunger pangs when I was actually just needing to deal with my emotions.

It helps to remember that true biological hunger is patient. It will wait for you to find a satisfying meal. It is satisfied by all types of foods--whatever is yummy, available, and usually somewhat balanced. And, it comes on gently (unless you've been ignoring it for a really long time.) It whispers at first, then grows louder the longer you ignore it.

Emotional hunger is the complete opposite. It is NOT patient. It's like a runaway train inside that won't be ignored. And, it MUST have the food it's craving (usually not a balanced meal). And, it MUST be NOW!

Remember, as you're learning to distinguish between emotional and biological hunger to slow down when you eat. Pause when you think you need food and drop into the physical sensations you're experiencing in your body. Your body knows what it needs. You just have to get your brain and emotions out of the way.

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You're not defective or a sugar addict if you want something sweet after dinner. It's a very human desire to have something sweet.

It also doesn't mean you need to have a ginormous dessert after every meal.
We can be so black-and-white with ourselves sometimes.

What if it was part of your day--everyday--to have a bit of something sweet after lunch and dinner? Say, a few squares of chocolate or a few spoons of ice cream.

It's also totally OK to have a full serving of something. I'm not promoting being restrictive with yourself. I'm just saying that you can think outside the box a little bit. Sometimes a few bites of chocolate is just the lovely end to a meal that you need. It helps you feel satisfied, not deprived, nourished, and balanced.

But, you'll only feel this way if you can normalize it for yourself. If you're telling yourself that you're a failure for having a few bites, then you're going to feel awful and end up eating an entire bag of chocolate.

Ditch the black-and-white thinking. Allow yourself what you love. Listen to your body. You got this!

Compulsive Exercise: How Much is Too Much? 05/09/2020

Compulsive Exercise: How Much is Too Much?

Compulsive exercise is a sometimes overlooked symptom of an eating disorder.

Compulsive Exercise: How Much is Too Much? Read more on the Eating Recovery Center blog

3 Positive Body Image Activities & Worksheets (2019 Update + PDF) 04/28/2020

3 Positive Body Image Activities & Worksheets (2019 Update + PDF)

If you struggle to accept your body, you're not alone. Many people take negative feelings out on their body. One's body image is made up of not just a physical representation but also how one feels about the self and life overall. This guide can help someone start to build a healthier relationship to their body. Cheers!

3 Positive Body Image Activities & Worksheets (2019 Update + PDF) Build a positive body image and body image awareness with these activities and worksheets and develop a more accepting relationship to your body.


Geneen Roth

His name was David, and I was crazy in love with him. I wanted to spend my life with him, grow old with him, have more children than Angelina Jolie with him. The only teensy problem was that he didn't feel the same way about me. "I'm not attracted to you," he said. Picky, picky, picky, I thought.

I was certain I could persuade him to love me, that he wasn't seeing clearly, that it was my job to show him that we were meant for each other. I was also certain that when I finally lost the 10 pounds I'd been losing and gaining for a hundred years, he'd be smitten.

And so I pulled out all the stops. I developed a sudden fascination for 18th-century architecture (his field), I baked coconut layer cake (his favorite), I dyed my hair blond (his preferred color). And most of all, I starved myself. A few months into Project David, he fell in love with a size 16 brunette and moved 3,000 miles away.

As you probably have already guessed (or experienced firsthand), when you are as thin as you can ever imagine, the people who didn't love you before will still not love you, and the people who did love you before will love you still. People will come, go, leave, and die, no matter how much you weigh.

Hearts are made to be resilient. Think about it: Is there one thing that's happened to you that you haven't survived? Something in you is still awake, alive, eager to learn, ready to be moved. And once you know that your heart is resilient, then you can take in the huge streaks of delight, joy, and happiness as well. Once you understand that everything will end, you can finally live your life — the one you already have, not the one you imagine you'll someday have when you lose enough weight.


Baddest Mother Ever

In honor of Paula O. Lockhart, who reminded me of this.


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If you believe you would benefit from mental health counseling but haven't come it, what is the number one reason that keeps you from seeking help? Comment with other reasons below.


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The Institute for the Psychology of Eating


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Jess Brown, RD

Once upon a time there was a little girl who was afraid of lifting weights. She thought it would make her look like The Rock. 💪🏼

Then she drank the weight lifting juice and never looked back. What she didn’t know was that those weights would one day… 😎

👉🏼 Allow her to simultaneously carry one kid on her shoulders and the other in her arms. 💪🏼

👉🏼 Reconnect her to that mental toughness she forgot she had. 💪🏼

👉🏼 Give her the gift of STRONGER bones. 💪🏼

👉🏼 And enable her to pick up the 40lbs bag of dog food from Target (with ease)! 🐾

That little girl can no longer fit into most of her jackets, and her weight jumped up beyond her “fear weight”… but she is ((literally)) stronger for it. 💕

Photo cred: Justine McDaniel


Jess Brown, RD

Oh hey food F R E E D O M!

Hasta luego diet culture. 👋🏼

Can you imagine what it is like to JUST eat? 🤔

Without guilt.

Without judgement.

Without fear. 💪🏼

Healthy eating is so much more than just your macros. It’s a relationship you cultivate with your body.

It is so much discipline with some sprinkles of flexibility. It has taken me years and a-whole-lotta education to find this balance. I learn more every day and my body is my best teacher.

To help you find that same food freedom I have a toolbox of ways to get to know the diet the best serves you and I am sharing one of my favorite tools with you for FREE!

Link below to get one of my favs: Food Philosophy Makeover!

Cheers and body love! 💕


Your relationship with yourself is one of the most important ones you will ever have. Work toward treating yourself with kindness.


Don't strive for perfection in either nutrition or exercise. Seek balance and consistency instead.


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Coming in June: Body Image + Exercise Group with Dr. Castleberry and certified trainer, Teresa Tafoya. More information soon.


Healing the Relationship with Food and Self
A Women’s Group
Saturdays, May 6, 2017 through June 10, 2017
11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Sign up at the front desk at Castleberry & Associates Counseling and Testing Services or call (505)884-0146. Cost is $30 per Saturday. Insurance accepted.

Lead by Mary Archibeque, LPCC and Erica Castleberry, Ph.D. Mary specializes in female empowerment and healing addictions and Erica specializes in eating disorder recovery.

Topics: Body Image, Mindful Eating, Maintaining a Healthy Weight, Improving Self-Care and Intimacy in Relationships and many more!

Location: Castleberry & Associates Counseling and Testing Services, LLC. 2800 San Mateo Blvd. Suite 100, Albuquerque, NM 87110


Loving yourself


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Women's Empowerment Group! Enrolling now!
When: Thursdays at 5:30 p.m.
Where: Castleberry & Associates Counseling and Testing Services. 2800 San Mateo Blvd. NE Suite 100, Albuquerque NM.
Cost: $25.00
Why: Increase self worth
Improve your relationships
Find guidance and support to believe in yourself
Improve self care
Solve everyday problems more effectively
Celebrate life and support other women


Have you found a way to love and accept yourself flaws and all? Tell us how.


Last week to sign up for the September 14th group! Call (505)884-0146 to register.


Your body is a temple


Free Seminar on Body Image, Exercise, and Mental Health. 08/22/13 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m.
Castleberry & Associates Counseling and Testing Services
2800 San Mateo Blvd NE Suite 108
Please RSVP to attend; we have limited space.


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