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5 Tips on what TO DO and NOT do in Support of Eating Disorders

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

Written by Hope Network, LLC intern Kylie MacLeod – edited by Becky Henry As parents, caregivers or friends of someone with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to navigate what is helpful or unhelpful to say.  Many times, when caregivers think they are saying something helpful, sufferers may interpret what is being said in […]

Finding My Most Amazing Self

The woman who cuts my hair and gives it its natural shade of blonde said something to me the other day that brought me down a couple of pegs.  I was having one of those days where I felt tired, I was cranky, I certainly did not feel pretty after waking up with a pimple […]

Low-Fat Love 101: Always Bet on Yourself

I have loved writing since I was a child so I feel very fortunate to make my living as an author. This doesn’t mean that there haven’t been, and won’t continue to be, many rejections along the way. I have learned some things from those experiences that may be of value to others pursuing a […]

Growth Takes Time: Lessons Learned from Trees

Life lessons can be learned anywhere.  This week, I was reminded of the importance of patience while in a wooded trail around a lake.  Nature empowers my personal growth, so I seek it out whenever possible.  I choose, whenever possible, to exercise outdoors, as it combines my love of fitness with inspiring surroundings. During a […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Nurturing and Sustaining Body Self-Love”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Nurturing and Sustaining Body Self-Love (Body Empowerment 63)” originally posted August 6, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline talks about ways we can cultivate and maintain body self-love and self-care. About BODY EMPOWERMENT: Founded in 2008, “Body Empowerment” is […]

How to Build an Environment that Supports Your Eating Disorder Recovery

If you suffer from an eating disorder and want recovery, you can build support for yourself in ways that might surprise you.  These surprises  can be powerful and sustained if you give them a chance. (See known support at end of this post.) First, answer these questions.  Important: do not include anything at all about […]

Co-dependency in Eating Disorders Caregiving

April 20, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured, Parents

There is often a fine line between being a supportive parent or caregiver of a person with an eating disorder, and experiencing co-dependency in eating disorders caregiving. Melody Beattie’s definitions of co-dependency are by far my favorite.  She has a few versions listed on, Challenges Recovery Communications Network,  that help to clarify what she means […]

Musical Inspiration

I am a writer. Plain and simple. It is more than my title, but less than my sum. Writing is my hobby, my passion, my job. It is what I do at work and what I do on my days off. I can’t say it absorbs every one of my waking thoughts, but it comes […]

BODY EMPOWERMENT – “Movement”

As part of the weekly Wednesday posting of my ongoing YouTube series “Body Empowerment,” here’s “Movement (Body Empowerment 62)” originally posted July 16, 2012, on YouTube.com by Caroline Rothstein. In this video, Caroline talks about intuitive movement, and really listening to our bodies desires for movements, rather than imposing what our brains – or the media! – […]

How Should I Eat? Food Choices and Timing of Meals and Snacks

April 16, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured, Healthy Eating, Nutrition

This guest post graciously submitted by Julie Masci.  As a dietitian, I get a lot of questions from clients about when and what to eat. It’s easy to get confused about when and what to eat. Here are the basics of breakfast, lunch, dinner and snacks: Breakfast Breakfast will always be the most important meal […]

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