Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How to love your body. No Seriously!!

I see many different lists of how to love your body and improve body image. These lists are often filled with beautiful affirmations and postivity however for many people struggling with negative body image or deep insecurities with their body, affirmations are not enough. I created a simple list of ways to start to challenge […]

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 […]

Eating Disorders and Suicide – Finding Hope

Eating disorders are known for having one of the highest suicide rates of any psychiatric disorder. Hopelessness is one of the most significant risk factors for suicide. Many individuals with eating disorders feel that their life is barren of hope – that they live in the darkness of hopelessness. Recently, I wrote a blog for […]

My Journey Home

As my introductory post for WATRD, I thought I’d share a little about myself and what brings me to this point in life, so that going forward those reading my words might have a better idea of what influences the perspectives I share. I am a thirty-something year old woman who two years ago left […]

Genetic Risk Factors in Eating Disorders

In this article, I want to lay out what has been learned about the genetic predisposition for eating disorders and how this can help identify who may be at risk for developing an eating disorder.  The first part of the article explains the background and basic science behind our current understanding of the genetic tendencies […]

Just Sit Back and Allow the Universe to Hold You Awhile

December 9, 2011 by  
Filed under Healthy Coping, Yoga

Borrowed from Robyn Hussa’s Recovery Yoga blog. I recently met Jodi Rubin at an outing for eating disorders clinicians in New York City.  Aside from being a clinician, Jodi creates the curricululm for eating disorders programming at NYU’s Silver School of Social work and is a frequent lecturer.  Below is a guest blog post – something […]

ED 101 — A Film About Eating Disorders

This is our first post from Robyn Hussa, President of Normal in Schools (NIS). She started NIS driven to bring to our schools education about eating disorder through theater (or as Robyn would say “theatre” but I’m not so hip to the art scene). We all think we know everything about eating disorders, after all we are suffers, […]

What is purging disorder?

January 13, 2011 by  
Filed under Bulimia, Eating Disorders, EDNOS

This guest post provided by Heidi_PsyD from http://www.examiner.com/eating-disorder-in-philadelphia/heidi-dalzell “We took her to doctors who just didn’t know what to call it,” says Andie, referring to her daughter Kelli. “Her weight was ok, and she didn’t binge, but she was throwing up after every meal. I just didn’t know what to do. I finally found someone […]

How did you recover from your eating disorder?

April 13, 2010 by  
Filed under Recovery

I am often asked to tell this story, and I’d like to hear yours. Background information on my modeling-hell past life. Want more information on eating disorders and medication? See here

Shelly is winning.

August 8, 2009 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Recovery

Shelly Guillory, one of the three main women featured in the film “THIN,” has become a regular contributor to my personal blog at mamaVISION, a community of women and girls struggling with eating disorders.

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