Monday, October 24, 2016

All This Talk of Mindfulness … What IS IT?

Partially re-posted from my “Eating Disorders in Schools” blog on Gurze publications. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn of the Center for Mindfulness at University of Massachusetts, “Mindfulness means paying attention in a particular way: on purpose, in the present moment, and non-judgmentally.”*  When I teach students about mindfulness I explain that it is an important part […]

Are You Getting Enough Sleep?

Graciously re-posted courtesy of Gurze Publications. When I interviewed Dr. Craig Johnson of the Eating Recovery Center in Denver in 2010, he told me a surprising statistic: “The average adolescent patient coming in for eating disorder treatment is reporting an average of 4.2 hours of sleep per night.” According to the National Sleep Foundation, teens […]

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