Beacon Blogs

The transition to summer can be such a thrill —- or not!  For people with a history of food and weight issues there might be a shrill of horror rather than a thrill of summer.  Even if you have released …

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Using your imagination is a valuable skill for building a healthy relationship with food and self. Here is a creative exercise to try:  pretend your mind is a movie camera in fast forward mode! Imagine you have an urge to …

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At Beacon we are advocates of sustainable happiness, even in the face of short-term setbacks. We are in this for the long haul.  However, here’s what we see all too often: fear of the other shoe dropping.  Let us explain:  …

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On ice!! Herbal teas on ice are delightful.  No sugar or sweeteners needed! The fresh fruits and herbs in these four healthy iced teas definitely help naturally sweeten the iced teas. #winwin. There are tons of different ways to make …

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Mirror, mirror on the wall… who is the brightest of them all!  We have an exercise for our bright beautiful Beacon warriors.  It has one requirement, or shall we say, RE-WIREMENT:  a mirror and an affirmation.  Brace for impact: Talking …

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One thing we know at Beacon is that when we create a healthy relationship with ourselves and with food, we dive into an ocean of feelings too.   We use Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) skills that include emotional regulation, which …

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We love a colorful summer salad that combines interesting texture (pumpkin seeds) with warm ingredients (crumbled tempeh and crispy shallots), along with a buttery tahini dill dressing and peppers for color. Ingredients 1 cup gluten-free tempeh, broken up into little …

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Changing our relationship with food takes a “Beginner’s Mind.” That means keeping a wide open mind!! It means acting as if this is the first time you are hearing something. It means being willing to try things as if you …

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We love the philosophy of cooking that everything tastes better grilled!! We are obsessed with a healthy, robust grilled summer salad!! Enjoy! What you will need: Gas Grill Skewers Platter Large Bowl Ingredients: 1 lb. peeled and deveined shrimp 3 lb. …

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There are many ways to create winning formulas for success! One formula that works  — the four “C’s.” Connection / Community / Continuity / Coaching  When it comes to managing our relationship with food and ourselves, doing it solo is …

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