Thursday, September 29, 2016

Eating Disorders Relapse Does Not Equal Failure

Professionals tell us, “Relapse is a normal part of recovery, and that it should be expected.”  While this statement may not provide much comfort initially to caregivers and parents, it does depict the reality of an eating disorder and can provide peace when relapse does happen.  Many sufferers feel as though they have failed if […]

Coping with FEAR

We all have fear, it’s how we as a species has survived this long. Our amygdala or “Reptile Brain” as this is often referred to, keeps us safe with the amazing ‘fight or flight’ response.  It can also keep us STUCK when we react out of fear.  Coping with fear is something all of us […]

Support to Families Who Have a Loved One With an Eating Disorder

March 7, 2013 by  
Filed under Eating Disorders, Parents

How do we support a child with an eating disorder when we’re frozen with fear? When an eating disorder develops in someone, FEAR becomes a constant companion to many if not most families.  I hear it every  time I coach a parent, they are so afraid their child might die, or never speak to them […]

Family Based Therapy (FBT) Summary by Becky Henry 2013

Family Based Therapy (FBT) Summary by Becky Henry 2013 – Thanks to Sharon Heywood at Adios Barbie for asking me to write my interpretations of this treatment model for her blog.  Back in 2002, after two years of trying desperately to get my daughter’s eating disorder diagnosed we finally had the EDNOS diagnosis. I was relieved and thought […]

How effective is “fat shaming” in gaining health?

January 25, 2013 by  
Filed under Body Image, Eating Disorders, HAES, Obesity

While preparing to read this article I took many deep breaths and prepared my research to help promote an honest, respectful, heart centered dialog to get answers to the question; How effective is “fat shaming” in gaining health? Why the deep breaths? Well, I remember when many people felt it was okay to use the […]

Dec 7 – Holidays and Eating Disorders

Many families I coach and talk with on my facebook pages and at conferences tell me that this is NOT the “most wonderful time of the year.” Each post this month I’m sharing “Holidays and Eating Disorders Tips” from professionals in the field, parents and fellow advocates. Today I was happy to see this great post on Psych Central […]

Vote While Parenting a Child With an Eating Disorder?

Are you wondering how you can have time to vote while parenting a child with an eating disorder? How to deal with the stress of a loved one’s eating disorder? How to manage all there is to do while being a caregiver? Anyone who has experienced the death of a loved one knows the surreal […]

Katie Couric’s bulimia announcement

Hollywood’s obsession with fad diets, weight loss and health foods can be seen across all mediums of pop culture, from TV shows to the cinema box office to teen magazines. However, Katie Couric’s bulimia announcement during her college years this past week shows that this problem often begins much before the rise to fame or stardom. Through […]

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