The Holiday Season is Tough for Those With Eating Disorders and Food Struggles

Dec 22, 2014 by

I have a struggle with food. Sugar addiction, compulsive overeating, yep, hi, that’s me. If you too have a struggle with food maybe the title of my post grabbed you. It’s so true isn’t it? The holidays are a hard time for most people because of the abundance of delicious meals and treats but I think it’s especially hard for those of us with eating disorders.

For me, the holiday parties, the office parties and even family get togethers prove to be a challenge because I worry about giving into cravings and temptations. I practice abstinence from sugar and foods that trigger overeating and quite frankly the holidays remind of how much it really sucks that I can’t eat like everyone else. It’s tough to be sitting with co-workers, friends or family and feel like everyone else gets to eat a piece of pie or that yummy looking cookie but I can’t. But I also know that if I do give in it will lead me down a path of overeating and I’ve done that about 23423408 times in my life.

Giveaway: Goodies Galore!

Dec 12, 2014 by

It’s the last day of our 5 days of giveaways! If you missed any from earlier in the week  don’t fret - you can view them all here!

For our last giveaway we’re doing a little bit of a lot of different things. We’re going to pick TWO winner’s who will each get the items described below. Many thanks to all the businesses that contributed to our giveaways this week – we’re so happy to work with all of you!

OK let’s get to the good stuff.

Max Restaurant Group

Both winner’s of this giveaway will receive a $50 gift card good at any Max Restaurant.


5 Days of Giveaways – Salon Package

Dec 11, 2014 by


I’m so excited to welcome back Kristin O’Hea from Sculptures Salon in Newington, CT for another giveaway! We’ve worked with her several times and she is truly a wonderful, joyful person. She’s giving away a haircut and color as well as an airbrush makeup application (value of $250 – must be redeemed between January 2, 2015 and March 31, 2015). Several of our writers see Kristin, she is truly a genius with hair. I’ve seen some photos on Facebook of her work and her color applications are AMAZING.






Beautiful, right? You know what else I like about Kristin – she’s a mom of two and is super into yoga! She’s bubbly and outgoing and makes you feel comfortable immediately. If you win this package you can trust that you’ll be in good hands!

5 Days of Giveaways – Yoreganics Bye Bye Dry Balm

Dec 10, 2014 by


I met Kim, the owner of Yoreganics, at Whole Foods in Glastonbury a few months ago. She was showing off her wonderful products and I loved them immediately. My daughter gets really dry skin on her cheeks when the weather gets colder so I knew this was something that would be great for her. She sent me home with one of her big bye bye dry balms and it really made a difference, fairly immediately, on my girls face. I honestly can’t say enough good stuff about Kim and her company. I love that she’s a local mom who followed her passion for bringing safe, non-toxic products to families everywhere. Make sure to head over and browse her online shop – she’s got other great products too!


We will be choosing 5 lucky winner’s that will each receive FIVE of these fabulous, large balms. In honor of that, I present to you 5 ways you can use this balm:

5 Days of Giveaways – 60 Minute Massage

Dec 9, 2014 by


Oooo la la! We just love The Center for Massage & Holistic Therapy! We’ve worked with them before and Larry, the owner, is a great person. We are so excited that for today’s giveaway, we will pick FOUR winners! That’s right – 4 lucky people will each win a 60 minute therapeutic massage at The Center (located in Rocky Hill, CT).

The Center actually has a wide variety of different massages – you can see the full listing here. I love that they offer so many different kinds of services, there’s certainly something for everyone! I feel like every single mom I know would enjoy a massage – I mean we know a little something about stress, do we not?! The staff at The Center will melt away all your troubles and leave you feeling relaxed and refreshed. Doesn’t that sound just amazing?


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