Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Untangling the eating disorder web

I reflect back to when I was younger and I remember talking with my friends, laughing over music, movies, actors we had crushes on and I remember how much of my childhood was focused on friendships and having fun. I now think about times today and it baffles me how much the focus and conversations […]

How to love your body. No Seriously!!

I see many different lists of how to love your body and improve body image. These lists are often filled with beautiful affirmations and postivity however for many people struggling with negative body image or deep insecurities with their body, affirmations are not enough. I created a simple list of ways to start to challenge […]

National Eating Disorder Awareness Week: A Call To ACTION!

Many people do not know that there is such a thing as National Eating Disorder Awareness Week.  On February 23-March 1 is NEDA week. This week is important for many reasons, yet is rarely acknowledged in our culture. Eating disorders are commonly looked down upon, and I feel a big reason is because they are misunderstood. […]

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 […]

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. Blog this!Bookmark on DeliciousDigg this postRecommend on FacebookShare on LinkedinShare on Posterousshare via RedditShare with StumblersShare on technoratiTumblr itTweet about itSubscribe to the […]

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 […]

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, […]

Spring Break Diets??

Bikinis & Bathing Suits, Toning Up, Beaches, Dieting, Friends, Losing Weight, Vacation, Fun, & Watching What You Eat = Spring Break 2012! —- Wait a minute –something about that doesn’t sound right! That’s because it’s not. Spring Break is supposed to be about taking time off from school to refresh your mind, body and spirit. […]

Disordered Eating vs. Eating Disorders

Ours is a culture of disordered behaviors.  It is so common to see college kids engaging in binge drinking or strange dieting practices that we often overlook their seriousness.  I live near New York University and continuously see kids almost falling-down-drunk in the streets on the weekends.  The #1 most commonly asked question we receive […]

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