Saturday, October 22, 2016

Dr. Who? Day 4 NEDA Week

February 26, 2014 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Featured

I used to watch the show Dr. Who religiously!  I LOVED it.  And I just returned from presenting at the Popular Culture Association Regional Conference in New Mexico on Healthism and Weight Stigma where they had three hour seminars on Dr. Who!!!  But for those of you who don’t know who Dr. Who is…that is […]

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 […]

Announcing Binge Eating Disorder Week, May 27-31

Hopeless…desperate…defeated…disgusted…guilty…ashamed These are the words with which I open an article I wrote explaining binge eating disorder (BED), as part of the upcoming BED week, May 27-31. These words describe the difficult feelings that plague those who struggle with BED.  And the feelings can go much deeper than that, to increase risk for depression and […]

Binge Eating Disorder Help & Hope

The title of my post today is a bit redundant.  Help is hope for people who struggle with binge eating disorder, and hope is help, too.   I can get caught up in the semantics of things very easily but this time, I think it’s worth it.  😉 What I really want to talk about is […]

Binge Eating Disorder — The Bridge Between Obesity and Eating Disorders

Written by Robyn Hussa Farrell and Chevese Turner — Founders of NORMAL and BEDA, respectively. As we know, the nation is caught in the grip of epidemic health crisis, including both mental health and obesity.  Following extensive recent studies, we now know that mental illness (including addictions) is more widespread than previously imagined and is […]

Heavy Petting

November 21, 2012 by  
Filed under Binge Eating, Eating Disorders, Featured, HAES

Sons and daughters are different.  That seems like an obvious statement but as the mother of a son, who did my best to raise him in an environment as free from gender stereotypes as possible, whenever I come across evidence of what seems to be a universal difference between boys and girls (genitalia and hormones […]

Eating Disorder Parity: What people don’t get about Binge Eating Disorder and the “war on obesity”

With the 2013 revision of the DSM right around the corner there will be a need to rethink, both at the professional and public level, how we conceive of the “war on obesity” and the way in which both health care providers and lay people talk about food and weight. As some of you may […]

Eating Disorder Relapse: Get Back Up On That Horse, Girl!

March 19, 2012 by  
Filed under Body Image

This post graciously submitted by Jacqueline Ekern.  Eating disorder recovery can be a one step forward, two step backward process. In fact, for most of us in recovery from bulimia, anorexia and binge eating disorder, this is the norm and not the exception. It can be difficult to accept slips, whether this means overeating, under […]

Why Can’t People Just Read My Mind?

  So…you get upset because you think no one understands you.  You think everyone should know by now that you won’t eat XYZ or that you are “triggered” when others say this or that. “Why can’t everyone remember my rules?” That’s easy to answer.  Because not everyone has an eating disorder so they don’t think […]

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