Monday, December 10, 2018

Finding the Artist within: Art Therapy and Eating Disorders

Art Therapy has been a powerful and effective coping skill that the eating disorder community has embraced for decades. Art therapy helps and challenges a person to create and to reflect on the process of the art making experience and the art work they create. This process is powerful especially for someone who is suffering […]

No pain, no gain?

The idea of “fitspo” (short for fitspiration / fitness inspiration) has been on my radar for a while and I’m glad that it has received increased attention over the past few months! A huge part of my attempt to address this issue, and the issue of destructive behavior in the fitness world has been the […]

Free Online Eating Psychology Conference, August 5-9. Sign up Information

First Global Online Eating Psychology Conference  August 5-9, 2013. I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the featured experts in the 1st Global Online Eating Psychology Conference.  This conference certainly includes information related to eating disorders, and covers so much more. Men and women are concerned about weight and body image.  How to eat, […]

Welcome your humanity

  “Some things you must always be unable to bear. Injustice and outrage and dishonor and shame. Not for kudos and not for cash — Just refuse to bear them.” William Faulkner.

Tools for your Tool Box- In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing

Tools for your Tool Box – In Need of Repair: Perfectionist Thinking and Doing Not feeling good about yourself often leads to the quest for perfection.  The need for perfection is to establish value or disguise feelings of worthlessness and often woven into the cloth of most eating disorders.  This quest has many pitfalls in […]

Mood Swings and Eating Disorders

  Why am I so moody? “Everyone in my family says I’m too moody.”   I hear this all the time from many of my clients with eating disorders.  Mood swings are completely normal for everyone but excessive dieting can increase moodiness in all of us. Fact #1: Guess what?  Restrictive dieting makes us moody […]

fitness professionals can help those struggling with eating disorders

Eating disorders have always been my passion. They have been my specialty since I began my LCSW private practice more than a decade ago. Over the years, I’ve directed a program for eating disorders, currently teach a curriculum I created on eating disorders at NYU’s Graduate School of Social Work, and have done a few […]

On the Olympics & Body Diversity

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Virginia Sole-Smith  I know, I know, the Olympics ended Sunday (with that weird Spice Girls reunion/closing ceremony). But I was at the beach last week, so these are some late musings. Every four years there is always a lot of talk about how Olympic athletes aren’t like us regular folk, particularly […]

How Can You Get Through the Holidays (and Not Go Totally Insane) This Year ?

The holidays are not relaxing and fun for everyone especially those with an eating disorder (E/D).  You may dread the day when the table is completely filled and over-flowing with deliciously home cooked or catered food including the sounds of relatives and loved ones laughing and enjoying themselves.  You are already obsessing about numbers, calories, […]

Great Discovery When you Stop People Pleasing

In eating disorder recovery you discover your authentic beliefs and values.  This quote then becomes more relevant as you make your way to healing and health. When people pleasing gets you down you are ready to drop an eating disorder symptom you may have lived with your entire life. You discover, perhaps while looking over […]

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