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April 29, 2019
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Where Mechanical Eating Meets Intuitive Eating

Eating disorders can be consuming and overwhelming. The process of recovery is often described as a roller-coaster of emotions that can lead to successes, slips, and burn out. There’s opportunity and growth in the journey making it a really interesting ride! Although your relationship with food needs to be restored and healed, eating problems aren’t really about food. They are about deeper underlying emotional problems that find an outlet through behaviors around food. Restricting, binging,…
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April 02, 2019
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When is it an Eating Disorder and Not Disordered Eating?

We all have our idiosyncrasies around eating. So when do our behaviors around eating become a problem? When are our eating patterns considered disordered and when are they considered an eating disorder? What defines “normal” eating and is there even such a thing? Is the fact that I eat virtually the same thing for breakfast every day problematic? Does having rigid rules around eating, for example refraining from eating carbohydrates or being gluten-free without a…
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February 19, 2019
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Why I Walk and Hope You will Too

I Walk for my family and the millions of families who have been experienced the devastation of a loved one with an eating disorder. I Walk for the phone calls I receive every day from mothers crying that their child is very sick and no one will listen. I Walk for the families that have loved ones lying in hospitals and can't convince insurance companies to cover treatment. I Walk for those that have lost…
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February 02, 2019
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Experiencing Emotions in Eating Disorder Recovery

It seems like I am experiencing my feelings, now that I am no longer binging and purging my emotions”. This is a common phrase and even more common thought that many eating disorder clients have once they enter recovery. Eating disorders such as binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa are often temporary and unhealthy coping mechanisms to numb or regular intense emotions however overtime these eating disorders result in anxiety, severe distress, physical…
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January 16, 2019
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Your Spouse Through Recovery

I've read numerous articles about parental support and involvement in recovery for their loved ones with eating disorders. There's an abundance of research, support groups, and books guiding parents through the recovery process with their child. But there seems to be a gaping void for spouses. Little attention is given to this relationship when, as an adult, spouses are often our primary support system and are left with minimal guidance. Even with the best of…
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