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March 12, 2020
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Can I Exercise During My Eating Disorder Recovery?

Movement and exercise play a complicated but important role in eating disorder treatment. Exercise, perhaps more than any other aspect of an eating disorder, has a very complicated and controversial relationship with recovery. So…can I exercise during my eating disorder recovery? The short answer is, “maybe.” The challenge is in recognizing how to reap the benefits of exercise without allowing exercise to trigger a relapse. It is important to remember that there are many things…
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March 05, 2020
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8 Steps to Take Toward Recovery This Year

For those living with an eating disorder, maybe 2020 can be the year you start to work toward recovery. No matter how long you’ve struggled, know that you can find health and wholeness. If entering a treatment program or fully committing to recovery seems intimidating, here are eight small steps you can take right now. 1. Confide in a Trusted Person If you don’t feel ready to take a major step like seeking treatment for…
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January 06, 2020
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Why a New Year does NOT mean a New YOU!

"Why a New Year does NOT mean a New YOU!" New year, new you? NOPE! It is the time of year when the airwaves are filled with messages of resolutions guaranteed to make our lives better, our bodies slimmer and our wallets fatter. But this year, instead of buying into the BS diet culture, what if we resolved to stop resolving? What if we embraced the thought that happiness lies within? We do not have…
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December 30, 2019
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How Do We Navigate Negative Food and Body Image Talk?

As we celebrate the holidays, we are reunited with many family members and loved ones. We know from experience as we gather together, it doesn’t take long for negative food and body image talk to begin; sometimes it can even start at “hello.” Often our loved ones mean well, but these comments can hurt and can be a trigger for someone who is suffering from an eating disorder. It is only natural for us to…
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December 22, 2019
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Surviving the Holidays with an Eating Disorder

I’m sure we’ve all heard the song, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate in the coming weeks, the holiday season isn’t always as wonderful as all the songs and Hallmark movies make it out to be.  Living with an eating disorder is hard.  Navigating the holidays with an eating disorder.  Even harder. So, here are some tips that help me through the holiday season: Schedule some time…
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