Kyira

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Kyira Wackett is a licensed mental health therapist, facilitator and creator who has been working in the field of mental health for over 10 years. She lives in Portland, OR with her husband, Jordan and her daughter, Everly. She is the owner of Adversity Rising where she equips people with the skills and tools to live a life on purpose. Her areas of expertise lie in communication, boundary setting, distress tolerance, forgiveness (self and others) and cognitive reframe and empowerment. As a therapist, she specializes in treating people with eating disorders, anxiety disorders and trauma. She believes that all of us have the capacity to author our own stories and relinquish the holds of shame, fear and anxiety if we can learn to do the hard work, sit in the discomfort to face our true selves, and trust the process.
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I Don’t Want More Kids, and That’s Okay

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From the time people found out I was pregnant with Everly, I've been asked whether or not I want more kids. Usually, it’s less of an ask and more of an assumption that I...
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How to Raise Food Neutral & Body Positive Kids:: Part 2: Shifting Our Perspective

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Welcome back for the second half of our two-part conversation on raising food-neutral and body-positive kids. If you haven’t had a chance to read Part 1, check it out here and learn about the...
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How to Raise Food Neutral and Body Positive Kids :: Part 1: Food &...

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We all want to raise our kids to live the best lives they can. We want them to be safe, happy, healthy. This is especially true when we talk about bodies and food. As a...