Friday, December 2, 2016

Do you care about someone with an eating disorder?

March 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

Self Care – is it selfish? Or is it Essential? If you love, care about or know someone well who is in recovery from an eating disorder you may be feeling helpless, overwhelmed, afraid, upset, and more.This is your gentle early spring reminder to take good care of yourself. It may seem selfish and counter […]

From Hopeless and Fearful, to Empowered Caregiver!

Are you a caregiver/parent of someone with an eating disorder? Likely you are needing support and answers to help your loved one recover. Are you a professional interested in learning about eating disorders and supporting families as they care for loved ones with eating disorders? When you sign up, you can plan to come to the […]

Bev Mattocks’ Guest Blog; “When Anorexia Came To Visit”

Becky Henry inspired my new book: “When Anorexia Came To Visit”  By Bev Mattocks It must be well over a year since I first approached Becky Henry who I already ‘knew’ through the F.E.A.S.T. network (Families Empowered And Supporting Treatment of Eating Disorders) – to pick her brains about a book which I was planning to put together. Initially my new […]

Weight Stigma and First Lady of the USA

November 19, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Last week, progress was made regarding the overt shaming of fat people. Some everyday heroes went to the Office of the First Lady of the United States of America to help educate about the dangers of weight stigma. You wonder, ‘what harm can this do?’, after all we have an obesity epidemic. How would you […]

Eating Disorder Recovery, Going Backwards Before We Go Forward

October 2, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Eating Disorders, Self-Care

  Stepping back is not failure. Eating Disorder Recovery is NOT linear. Many parents of kids with eating disorders share that their child in recovery was making such great progress when suddenly things start to move backwards.First, eating disorder recovery is not linear. Oh how we wish it were. But it is part of the […]

Australia and eating disorders research

Hope Network Founder, Becky Henry is back to blogging and shares her experiences from eating disorders conference in Australia. What do Australia and eating disorders research have to do with an anniversary trip.  Plenty it turns out. Read below and find out…for in the name of sanity, time and that ever elusive “life-balance” I’m always […]

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 […]

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 […]

Eating Disorders Relapse Does Not Equal Failure

Professionals tell us, “Relapse is a normal part of recovery, and that it should be expected.”  While this statement may not provide much comfort initially to caregivers and parents, it does depict the reality of an eating disorder and can provide peace when relapse does happen.  Many sufferers feel as though they have failed if […]

Coping with FEAR

We all have fear, it’s how we as a species has survived this long. Our amygdala or “Reptile Brain” as this is often referred to, keeps us safe with the amazing ‘fight or flight’ response.  It can also keep us STUCK when we react out of fear.  Coping with fear is something all of us […]

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