Thursday, September 29, 2016

Creative Connection in the Recovery Process

Do you ever find that you’re at a loss for words about how to share your experience of the eating disorder with others?  Do you have a hard time figuring out what words to use for this largely ‘untalked’ about illness? You’re not alone if you feel this way from time to time or even […]

Letting go of Purrfection!

Hello WATRD readers!  My name is Christel Parker and I’m delighted to be a part of this exciting blog adventure.  As a psychotherapist and eating disorder treatment specialist you will see posts from me that focus mostly on the process of creating a life without illness AKA… Recovery! To kick off the recovery series, I’d […]

Genetic Risk Factors in Eating Disorders

In this article, I want to lay out what has been learned about the genetic predisposition for eating disorders and how this can help identify who may be at risk for developing an eating disorder.  The first part of the article explains the background and basic science behind our current understanding of the genetic tendencies […]

Fat Kid Forever

May 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Self Esteem

I am a fat kid.  Granted, I’m not a kid anymore, but I am fat, and that fat kid will always be with me. Growing up, I was fat and got made fun of.  Top it off with bad hair, crooked teeth and a “weird” personality, I was a bully’s dream come true.  And as […]

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