Wednesday, April 16, 2014

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 […]

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 […]

Clues to help discover the secret power of your eating disorder

You want to stop acting out your eating disorder, but your good intentions fall by the wayside and you find yourself bingeing or purging or restricting again. What is the secret power that governs your eating disorder behavior? You can use this New Year’s Day as an opportunity to search for clues to solve this […]

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 […]

A Disease of Self Hatred

  On Wednesday, June 19, 2013, the American Medical Association (AMA) announced that its House of Delegates (against the recommendation of AMA’s own expert committee tasked with studying the issue) “voted to recognize obesity as a disease state with multiple aspects requiring a range of interventions to advance obesity treatment and prevention.”  Several excellent responses […]

5 Tips on what TO DO and NOT do in Support of Eating Disorders

April 30, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

Written by Hope Network, LLC intern Kylie MacLeod – edited by Becky Henry As parents, caregivers or friends of someone with an eating disorder, it can be difficult to navigate what is helpful or unhelpful to say.  Many times, when caregivers think they are saying something helpful, sufferers may interpret what is being said in […]

How to Build an Environment that Supports Your Eating Disorder Recovery

If you suffer from an eating disorder and want recovery, you can build support for yourself in ways that might surprise you.  These surprises  can be powerful and sustained if you give them a chance. (See known support at end of this post.) First, answer these questions.  Important: do not include anything at all about […]

Poor Body Image and Eating Disorders

February 5, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Eating Disorders, Featured

Today we don’t know what “causes” eating disorders, but it is important to note: What we do know is that there are many contributing factors to eating disorders and a typical set of personality traits. Though poor body image doesn’t “cause” eating disorders it is important to address the frequent relationship. For some people, having […]

Caregiving Someone With An Eating Disorder?

Or do you know someone who is a caregiving a person with an eating disorder? What do you notice about how challenging this situation is? Are you, the caregiver, getting worn out? As a professional certified coach I realized early on that coaching people in groups in peaceful settings was a really fun and effective […]

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