• Eating Disorder Recovery

    Five Tips on How to Survive National Diet Month

    I’m really so over this month. Somehow I blinked and we’re halfway to February. So that’s a plus! Diet culture is always annoying to me. But this month it’s loud and obnoxious and everywhere. From Jillian Michaels making fat shaming, inappropriate and ridiculous comments about Lizzo to diets and weight loss professionals co-opting Intuitive Eating and Health At Every Size language to the barrage of YouTube, Facebook, Instagram diet ads, I’m over it. I actually want to throw my computer and phone. If you are in the process of breaking up with diet culture or you have already broken up with diet culture, but find this month a struggle, let…

  • Eating Disorder Recovery

    A New Decade, A New You?

    Today breaks the dawn of a new decade. There’s so much excitement and anticipation about a new decade- what does that mean for our world? What does that mean for us personally? Of course, New Years Day is full of resolutions. We look at ways that we are found wanting in the past and then we determine how we’ll remedy our shame and folly in the coming year and *finally* become whole, happy, worthy, perfect. I deleted the Facebook app from my phone a few months ago (it’s been wonderful might I add!) but a few days ago, I randomly decided it needed to be back on my home screen.…

  • Body Image,  Eating Disorder Recovery,  Support Your Loved One

    Open Talks about Eating Disorder Awareness

    It’s pretty fitting that I sat to down to write for NEDA’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week and a fellow eating disorder therapist friend sent me a video of someone eating an apple and drinking water…. While smelling a burger, fries, and coke. I didn’t have the sound on and I don’t know the ends and outs of the video’s purpose or message. I won’t attack the video because attacking others isn’t the appropriate reaction when we see injustice. But I do think this video outlines the gross misconceptions we have around food, dieting and eating disorders. I honestly believe most people are doing the best they can (thanks Brene Brown),…