Skill of the Week: Observe and Describe

While at times we may wish we did not experience strong emotion, emotions serve an important purpose. Emotions are the bodies way of signaling to us what is happening around us and within us. From an evolutionary perspective, the development of an emotional response...

Skill of The Week: Mindfulness

Over the next few weeks in the my3square blog, we’ll be sharing some of our favorite coping skills. These are skills that we often prompt our clients to use around eating since eating itself can trigger so many complex and difficult feelings.  Let’s begin with an...

Body Neutrality: Changing the Way We Think About Our Bodies

Upon entry to the Body Neutrality Workshop, run by program director Anne Poirier, BS, CSCS, CIEC, each female participant is prompted to consider “what their body felt like and looked like at different times in their lives.” Poirier listens to the varying accounts and...

Dangers of Diets

Over hundreds and thousands of years, our ancestors developed adaptations to survive famine.  When faced with a dramatic shift in energy availability (i.e. decrease in food), the body responds with neurobiological, hormonal and metabolic changes.  So what does that...