Monday, April 21, 2014

Don’t Tell Yourself You Don’t Care Around Food

Do you know the three words you never want to say to yourself when you’re faced with eating decisions? “I don’t care.” Say them and you know what food- and body-abusing road you’re heading down. The fact is, you do care. You care, you care, you care! Not long ago, I was privy to observing […]

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 […]

Eating Disorder Recovery Interview on Mended Wing

Eating disorder recovery interview on Mended Wing. Psychotherapist Casey Becker asked some thought provoking questions you might have too. In Part One of a Two Part interview we talk about how to cope with a family culture that, naively, supports eating disorder behavior. What’s a person in recovery to do when, for the sake of […]

A Love Letter to My Daughter

Dearest. As I fed you at 4 o’clock this morning I admired your beautiful face: the curve of your check, the peacefulness of your gently closed perfect eyelids with their fan of lashes, the ski slope curve of your up-turned nose. You are everything you need to be. You are beautiful, not because society says […]

Promoting a Healthy Body Image in Your Home

As a child, I grew up in a very traditional, Italian home where dinner each night was by far the best part of my day. It was a time when my family of five would gather around the table, talking, laughing and sharing delicious fare together. Food was always a part of our lives and […]

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, […]

The virtual mind, body, and spirit connection in conversation

Our blog is a good starting point for conversations but the real deal comes when we gather together, face-to-face — in mind, body and spirit. Engaging dialogue allows us to talk with one another unscripted, unedited, messy, with real spirit energy. To make this happen for a real conversation about body image call Robyn Hussa […]

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 […]

Wasteful worry

Updated and graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications:   Occasionally I receive emails from a physician, whom I’ll call “Sue,” giving me an update on her life.  She and I have never met—we live in different states—ours is an email relationship.  She suffers with bulimia but no one in her life knows:  not her family, friends […]

What’s in a Name? Mindful Eating vs Intuitive Eating vs Competent Eating

Is there a real difference between mindful eating, intuitive eating or any other name internally-regulated eating goes by these days?  It’s an important question in a time when so many people are trying to recover from decades of diet thinking that led them to disordered eating, to the real detriment of their health and happiness. […]

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