This month we feature the story of Michelle, who talks about her eating disorder developing from a harmless attempt at establishing healthier dietary patterns. It is a powerful reminder of how diets are not a good idea for anyone, but also how recovery is possible for everyone.
All throughout my early childhood and pre-teen years, I had a healthy relationship

This was the question that was posed to the audience at Oakland Women’s Film Festival. It was part of the remarks by Matt Keck to introduce the film The Illusionists, a documentary about negative body image, consumerism and globalization. It seemed as though the audience was caught off guard by this question, because as Matt pointed out to them, it’s a question they probably don’t stop and ask themselves, 

"Imagination is absolutely critical to the quality of our lives… Imagination gives us the opportunity to envision new possibilities—it is an essential launchpad for making our hopes come true. It fires our creativity, relieves our bore-dom, alleviates our pain, enhances our pleasure, and enriches our most intimate relationships." ― Bessel A. van der Kolk, The Body Keeps the Score: Brain, Mind, and Body in the Healing of Trauma

Dear Friends,

I would like to invite you to join us at the Cielo House Pleasanton Spring BBQ. Come and enjoy some catered BBQ, music and sunshine, while getting to know the staff at Cielo House Pleasanton and connecting with others in the professional community. The event will be held from 4:30-7:30PM on Friday April 21st at the delightful Pleasanton house, 1056 Division St. in Pleasanton.