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July 14, 2020
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Eating Disorders in the Military

When I started my military career, the thought of me developing an eating disorder was improbable and impossible. Less than a year later, a near-death experience as a volunteer firefighter triggered the development of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), which was accompanied by depression, anxiety, and ultimately an eating disorder. My eating disorder initially presented as a renewed interest in intentional movement and mindful eating, proving that “wellness” can be a dangerous thing. My story is…
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July 09, 2020
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Unique Eating Disorder Struggles During a Pandemic

For many who struggle with an eating disorder, the state officials’ mandate of practicing social distancing can feel like a complete juxtaposition with having access to a kitchen full of food at home (California Department of Public Health, 2020). This can trigger feelings of helplessness, extreme fear, and even rage that can make it extraordinarily difficult to refrain from restricting, binging, and/or purging food by various means. I have heard many clients with eating disorder…
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June 25, 2020
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Parental Guilt: How Love Leaves Us Vulnerable

Are we wired for parental guilt? I remember the moment I found out I was pregnant, my initial rush of joy and excitement was quickly stolen by pangs of guilt... “Have I been on prenatal vitamins long enough?” More broadly understood as the age-old parenting question: “Have I screwed them up?” Those little moments have continued: “Is he too young for time-outs?”, “Was that too much screen time?”, and “Did he eat that whole ice…
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June 17, 2020
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Seven Action Steps to Help the LGBTQ+ Community Reach Recovery During COVID-19

As we all continue to limit social interactions with those outside of our immediate household, LGBTQ+ youth in recovery face unique stressors that may pose a barrier to recovery. For some LGBTQ+ youth, friends, community centers, and even school can be a safe haven to express themselves freely. When home does not feel like an affirming environment, LGBTQ+ youth may not feel as if they have an outlet to be their true selves and may…
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June 15, 2020
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The Impact of Food Insecurity During COVID-19 For Individuals With ARFID

The COVID-19 pandemic has created stress on our internal infrastructure, disrupting our food systems. Every time I go to the grocery store now, and see the empty and picked through shelves, I cannot help but think about my patients and other individuals struggling with or in recovery from an eating disorder. I think about the strain this may be causing in their day to day life. More so, I cannot help but think, “What are…
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