Thursday, September 18, 2014

From Diet To Disorder: How To Tell When You’ve Crossed The Line

Graciously re-posted courtesy of www.yourtango.com/experts/laura-cipullo. With the recent press surrounding The Biggest Loser winner Rachel Frederickson’s dramatic weight loss we felt it was appropriate to share the article When It’s No Longer a Diet by Laura Cipullo, RD CDE CEDRD CDN. What starts as a simple effort to lose weight can become a catastrophe if you are […]

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 […]

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 […]

The Idea of Food

Clients keep teaching me more and more about dysfunctional eating. For instance, that it’s not really food that compulsive or emotional eaters want but the idea of what they wish/hope/perceive food will bring them. This is a crucial distinction. Disregulated eaters turn to food to relax, unwind, kick back, let loose, de-stress, whatever you want […]

Hope For The Holidays

The holidays can be a very magical and special time for many people around the world but for others the holidays equate stress, anxiety, sadness or anger. This can be for a variety of reasons, familial issues, relationship issues, money issues, health issues the list goes on. For some reason the holiday season is the […]

Theories Detached: The Perpetual Outsider Within [pow]

January 27, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image

“We write about and teach about race, gender, and sexuality. We write about class. However much of our writing is a description and analysis of issues. We write more about theory than we do about practice. It is has simply been easier to do theory than to put into real-life practice what we declare as […]

Mental Holocaust

January 5, 2013 by  
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I am currently reading Healthy Selfitude by NORMAL President Robyn Hussa and this month I am more aware of the shift toward mindfulness but also realize that as an African American that grew up in the Protestant church how foreign this concept may come across. I would like to speak to you as you consider […]

Overcoming Fear of Fat

I recently read a great post on the importance of fat in our meals.  Fat is a critical nutrient that is vital to our health. But my first thought when I read the title was that the post was about fear of fat on our bodies.  Because that’s what drove the fear of fat in […]

What Do You Know About The Female Athlete Triad?

Graciously re-posted from Gurze Publications.  One way we can make significant progress in addressing eating disorders in schools, is to educate athletes, coaches and trainers about the Female Athlete Triad.  In particular, there are certain elements that could eventually prevent onset of Female Athlete Triad altogether. According to Karen Sossin, MS, CDN, “The triad is […]

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