Z’s Wonderland


Our Woundings Make Us Whole By Z Zoccolante   We all interpret the world through the different lenses of our own experience. We each have different woundings, usually beginning in our childhood. From there, we spend our lives guarding and protecting these fragile parts of ourselves.   There are some wounds that are formed later on. For example, a situation where someone’s been cheated on or physically or sexually attacked,...

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How to Set a New Year’s Resolution with an Eating Disorder By Z Zoccolante Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below! *This post first appeared on HealthyPlace.com Each year, as the New Year rolls around, millions of us with eating disorders set our resolutions. One of the number one American resolutions is to exercise more, with gym memberships spiking in January and then waning soon after. Despite good intentions, many...

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Beating Holiday Stress: Navigating Parenting Through the Holidays Guest Post – By Jennifer   For parents, especially those dealing with anxiety or in the midst of recovery, the holiday season and New Years can be both more enjoyable, and well as more stressful, with young children at home. Keeping up with traditions like the Elf on the Shelf coupled with maintaining the secret of Santa while creating a magical experience...

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I Believe in You By Z Zoccolante   It’s Monday night and this blog isn’t written yet for tomorrow. I thought about not writing it, just letting one-week slide. Then I thought about the creation of this blog and how since the first week it went live, a few years ago, I’ve consistently written once a week. It’s something I’m incredibly proud of because I’ve struggled with commitment and healthy consistency.   For years,...

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How to Avoid Overeating on the Job Guest Post – By Kaylee W.   Food is as much a part of office life as meetings, it seems. There are holidays and birthdays, fun Fridays and other special occasions—all of which can upset a normally healthy eating routine and lead to overeating. One of the key ways to avoid overeating, especially at work, is to realize why and when it happens. Some of us don’t eat when we’re stressed—but a...

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Why People Are Jerks By Z Zoccolante   Recently I witnessed an attack at the dog park. A large dog, who shouldn’t have been at the park, caught a little dog (who sat on my lap at that time) by the front paw, chomped down and wouldn’t let go. I couldn’t move my body fast enough to pull the little dog out of the way and in a second the little dog’s owner was pulling at her dog and screeching. The large dog’s owner couldn’t...

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