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It’s NEDA Week!!!!!

It’s NEDA Week!!!!!

Eating disorders are often very misunderstood. I have heard over and over people say things like “they are just a phase.”  Jokes are often made about eating disorders and some even insinuate that eating disorders are an illness about vanity. These misconceptions are hurtful and only perpetuate the stigma that one with an eating disorder … Continue reading

You Are Not A Number

You Are Not A Number

You are not the number on that scale.  You are not that size in your jeans.  You are more than your body.  Period. Think about it- yesterday you had a pretty good day.  You led your normal life and followed your normal routine.  You may have went to work, school or cared for your children.  The day had its … Continue reading

Yes, I Am An Eating Disorder Therapist and No, I Don’t Always Love My Body

Yes, I Am An Eating Disorder Therapist and No, I Don’t Always Love My Body

While I am deeply committed to accepting my body and modeling this for my clients, it would be a lie to say that I don’t find fault in my body. These moments of discontent don’t last long but they still happen. What’s important is that when they arise I don’t harm my body in an effort to change it into something it isn’t. I accept it where it is right now, in this moment, not trying to hide it or alter it. This, I believe, is the key to learning to love your body. And this, is how I model body love. Continue reading

I Am Beautiful

I Am Beautiful

I don’t have a daughter, I have two sons. But, I am a daughter and I wish I had more women in my life who thought they were beautiful.  I wonder if it would have made loving myself easier? The blog post below from Offbeat Mama is so beautiful, I had to share it. It … Continue reading

How to Avoid Bingeing on Halloween Candy

How to Avoid Bingeing on Halloween Candy

With Halloween only two days away, some of you may be starting to worry about the volumes of candy that will soon, if not already, begin to infiltrate your home and workplace. For a person who struggles with an eating disorder, this can be a very stressful holiday causing many emotions to spike including fear, … Continue reading

Putting Yourself First – An Act of Survival

Putting Yourself First – An Act of Survival

“I have to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” Audre Lorde
It seems we often put the needs of our partners, our friends, our family, and our children before our own. But how can we logically care for others when we’re not taking care of ourselves? Every day you have the choice to take care of yourself. Think of it as an act of survival. Continue reading