When You Think “I’m Behind In Life,” Remember These 4 Things (SHFT)

“I’m not where I’m supposed to be. Everyone around me is married or engaged. They have kids. A house. Letters next to their name or a senior role. A retirement fund. They’ve even found time to travel the world in there somewhere. They’re right on track.  And me?  I’m behind in life. I wasted so much time. I spent money on useless shit. I’ve squandered some of my most formative…

6 Tips For Eating Your Way to A Healthy Mind (The Daily Thymes)

Only in recent years have we finally begun to acknowledge the connection between diet and mood. Can you believe I went through seven years of post-secondary in psychology, and there wasn’t a single lesson on nutrition for mental health? Fortunately, I had always been interested in nutrition (a silver-lining byproduct of a decade-long battle with eating disorders) and how what we eat affects our mental health (READ MORE).

I Broke Up With Caffeine And These Four Beautiful Things Happened (The Broadcast)

“Do you think I could have a brain tumor?” I asked my nurse bestie while we waited in line for the chairlift. My head had been throbbing for the past fifteen minutes and, being one of those incredibly lucky people who never gets headaches, my inner hypochondriac was having a heyday. She rolled her eyes and assured me I didn’t have a brain tumor (but I mean, how did she…

What Recovery From Anorexia And Bulimia Looks Like (Verily Mag)

“Are you getting help?” the emergency room physician asked, his voice stern yet his eyes soft with pity. I wondered if he had a daughter. “Yes,” I lied, averting his concerned gaze. My shame was compounded by awareness of my naked body, visibly starving through the slits of the humiliating blue hospital gown. “I’m seeing a therapist.” Hours earlier, I’d bussed myself to the hospital after throwing up blood and…

This Powerful Part of Your Brain Helps You Stick to Healthy Habits. Four Ways to Keep It in Shape. (Ritual.com)

The power had shifted. I knew it. We’d been on six dates and were definitely at the “are you in or are you out” point. I’d gone and caught feelz and he’d backed off. The tone of our texts had changed. What had once been emoticon-punctuated questions were now short, abbreviated answers. Friggin’ consultant language. Why do they have to abbreviate everything? Frustrated, I opened Tinder and began swiping. Swipe,…

7 Reasons Why The Dating System Is Broken And How To Navigate The Shit-Show (The Huffington Post)

  Like most single people in New York, I both deplore and perpetuate the IRL version of The Bachelor that is dating in this city. I complain about the prevalence of sociopathy and erratic behavior, then date four people at once to titrate my feelings of vulnerability with a safety net of affection. I wake up feeling lonely one day or wishing someone (I were in love with) were lying…

Megan on the “I Am Woman” Podcast

 Episode 55: Femmes D’Inspiration Conversation with Megan Bruneau Megan speaks to Catherine Plano of the I Am Woman Project about what and who’s inspired her, why it’s easier for some of us than others to heal from our pasts, and how to deal with self-critical or negative thoughts. Click here to listen.  

Megan On The Food For Fitness Podcast: Disordered Eating, Anxiety, and Perfectionism

check out my podcast interview with Scott Baptie. Obviously I don’t endorse a lot of the diet-culture messaging that’s inherent in the brand, but I admire Scott’s interest and openness in the topic and have always been a big believer in the educating vs. ostracizing 🙂. Enjoy! This episode’s guest is Megan Bruneau – a psychotherapist and wellness coach based in New York. She is also a writer and blogger…

An Open Letter To Wellness Media, Influencers, And The Woman Who Wants to Lose “Those Last X Pounds” (The Huffington Post)

Warning: This article contains images of unnaturally low body weight achieved by unhealthy means that may be triggering for some.* “I can’t. I’m on a juice-cleanse. I just need to lose X pounds.” I swear to God if there’s one thing that will make me willingly leave this city, it’s hearing another group of brilliant, inspiring women talk about their “need” to reach some arbitrary goal weight they’ve determined will be…

Here Are 3 Immediate Changes Women Can Make For Career Success (FORBES)

In my mission to help women follow their dreams, I interviewed Wendy Sachs, Author of Fearless and Free: How Smart Women Pivot–And Relaunch Their Careers. Revealing confidently she’s been fired more than once, Sachs dubs herself the “master of the career pivot:” She’s an Emmy-award winning TV news producer who’s worked at Dateline, NBC, Fox, and CNN; yet she’s also held titles of Capitol Hill press secretary, public relations executive, media and…

Ladies, Trump Wants You To Edit Your Selfies

Did Sarah do something to her face? Check out her latest Insta, my friend Jasmine messaged to our group chat. I clicked to Sarah’s most recent post and sure enough, her eyes were bigger, her face thinner, her skin smoother, her teeth whiter, her waist smaller. Yes, Sarah had done something to her face. She had edited it. Sarah had edited her face. (READ MORE)

Ridiculously Easy Resolutions You’ll Actually Stick To (Thrillist)

Remember how last year you made that resolution to give up carbs? Volunteer at the local shelter? Put away $500 from every paycheck? Stop judging people? Right. How are those working for you? For 2016, rather than placing unrealistic expectations on yourself — and saying “fuck it” on January 15th, subsequently dropping close to $1K on a new TV that you use to pass judgment on the stars of Vanderpump…

Round Table with the Experts: How to Survive the Holidays with an Eating Disorder (The Huffington Post)

I was interviewed alongside some other badass experts on how to survive the holidays when recovering from an ED. Check it.  The Holidays are often said to be the most wonderful time of year. For many, it is a time to see loved ones, eat delicious food and celebrate the New Year. But for the 30 million Americans struggling with eating disorders, this time of year can be stressful and overwhelming.…

Here’s How to Let Go of the Past, Once and for All (The Warm Up)

I was interviewed for ClassPass’ The Warm Up about how to let go of the past. Here’s what they came up with: We all carry a past around with us. Like passport stamps of places seen and adventures had, whether those adventures were full of joy or tinted with sadness, the past is with us always, little marks there to remind us of what came before now. The past shapes…

Megan Interviewed On Being Called An Escort In The Wellness Industry

You may have caught my article, I’m Interested In You. That Doesn’t Mean I’m Trying To Have Sex With You a couple months back. Well, the brilliant Marcia Sirota, MD reached out to me to chat more about it on her podcast, Ruthless Compassion. Listen in to hear the details of that experience, plus a time a a psychiatrist blamed a client’s suicide attempt on my appearance, and more. It’s relatively short in comparison to my usual…

Interview For “Never Liked It Anyway’s” Woman Crush Wednesday

I was interviewed for Never Liked It Anyway‘s Woman Crush Wednesday. Check out the best and worst gifts I ever got, my go-to pick-me-up, and my advice for all things love, sex, and dating :): This week’s Woman Crush Wednesday is the one and only Megan Bruneau – aka the incredible talent behind One Shrink’s Perspective. Megan is so real, raw and honest that you notice it through her writing,…

Millennial Entrepreneurs: Here’s How To Embrace Discomfort And Follow Your Dreams (FORBES)

My dad was a criminal lawyer for 43 years. He spent Monday through Friday between court and the office, escaping every Friday in summer to the lake, and every Friday in winter to the mountain. This highly privileged life (by most accounts) is traditionally appealing, but I feel panicked at the thought of replicating it. The bust-your-ass-for-five, enjoy-life-for-two routine served my dad for those 43 years, as a similar version…