How to Gain Control over Emotional Eating during the Holidays

Halloween is over, and thanks to the over-zealous decorators at Macyʼs and other retailers, that means Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner. So, we start thinking about holiday shopping, travel plans, and the big one…Food. I decided to Google “holiday eating,” and got link after link to “helpful” websites that listed tips on how to fight emotional eating, …

How Women Can Recover from Trauma by Finding the Viking Warrior Within

When I think of battle scars, visions of burly viking men wielding huge swords come to mind. I imagine their strength, both physical and mental, enabling them to withstand intense battle and come out alive, even victorious. They wore the scars like badges of honor, evidence of their courage and bravery. OK, it may be that I’ve read too many …

Meet Our Mascot Hazel

When I first conceptualized the Center’s mission, I thought a lot about the inspiration I receive from the women I work with. Quite a few clients have said that they feel as if they are trapped in a cage of their own design, but can’t figure out how to get out. Much of the work I do involves identifying what …

Clinical Director, Jessica Cashman, unveils the CPoW Blog

I’m sitting at my desk at the Center, and it’s my birthday. Don’t worry. I’ll be cutting out soon to enjoy the afternoon, celebrating with my husband. In the meantime, I am feeling reflective. Last year on my birthday my husband and I were camping. It might sound like a nice little vacay, but by that point, we had mastered …