Monday, September 25, 2017

Candid interview with Joanna Poppink, MFT, eating disorder recovery psychotherapist

This profile of Joanna Poppink was published as part of Revlon’s “Love is On” 2016 Million Dollar Challenge, which highlighted inspiring change makers around the world and raised money for select charities. written by Jonah Weiss You can describe Joanna Poppink in different ways — therapist, author, naturalist, essayist — but they’re all aspects of […]

To Say Or Not To Say.. That is The Question?

                                        “Understanding is the first step to acceptance, and only with acceptance can there be recovery.”  Working in the field of addiction and eating disorders, as well as being in eating disorder recovery myself, I have […]

Fit to Fat to Fit. Are you kidding me?

January 26, 2016 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

There is a new series that is supposed to give fitness trainers a glimpse into the world of those of us that have a difficult time losing weight. I find myself perplexed. On the one hand, I am thrilled that trainers will understand why we do not come to gyms. On the other hand, I […]

Are Scare Tactics Causing More Harm Than Good?

How to live in a processed world and make right choices. Do scare tactics work? I know the new documentary Fed Up declares that scare tactics have worked for decreasing tobacco sales. Personally, I worry that scare tactics will actually contribute to more fat shaming, diet shaming and finger pointing. I was really surprised that […]

Childhood Anorexia and P.A.N.D.A.S. – A Missing Link?

New evidence suggests some cases of childhood anorexia nervosa may be caused by a treatable syndrome called PANDAS (Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Streptococcal Infections). When I started researching PANDAS I came upon hundreds of stories of healing. Some were heartbreaking to read and learn what the children and families went through. But most end with […]

Use Inspirational Quotes as Recovery Tools

“Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” – Dan Zadra Sometimes you feel lost or stuck in your recovery work. Your eating disorder spreads a heavy mist over your feelings, your thoughts and your daily activities.  Your usual “go to” places and people that bring you support seem unavailable or unappealing. […]

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 […]

How to Disrupt Eating Disorder Patterns to Better Your Life

Do you want a more interesting life filled with projects you care about and people you enjoy being with? Your own efficient routines may be getting in your way. Here’s how to find opportunity doors in your life.

Masks As Eating Disorder Art Therapy

May 16, 2014 by  
Filed under Body Image, Featured

Graciously re-posted courtesy of http://allisonjupiter.com/masks-eating-disorder-art-therapy/ Recently in my Eating Disorder Recovery Group Therapy, I asked the members to design masks.  I devised this activity from D.W. Winnicott’s ideal of the “False Self.”  Winnicott believed when one grows up in an environment where the child’s needs are not recognized, the child develops a false self to protect one’s real identity […]

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. […]

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