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There is a lot of darkness in eating disorders. Each day is filled with pain, suffering, rules and destructive coping strategies. Recovery also has dark moments. Some days it is hard to have your healthy side win out against the demands of the eating disorder. I think the light in all that darkness is Hope… Read More

Have you heard of Mark Groves? If not, you really should look him up. He is based out of Vancouver and he does an excellent job of raising the bar on the type of relationship we should aim for. In addition, his instagram page has some amazing quotes that can sometimes really get you thinking. Recently… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving! I am freshly back from my trip to Europe and feel as though I have a lot to be grateful for. Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays because it is about surrounding ourselves with loved ones and eating a beautiful meal. For many, this holiday can be quite challenging for this exact… Read More

People often think that when it comes to a relationship breaking down it is only the relationship that needs to be repaired. While this can often be the case I think it is important for each individual to step out and see how they are functioning in their lives independently. When we are struggling with… Read More

In Carolyn Costin’s Book “ 8 Keys to Recovery From An Eating Disorder” she talks about the different phases individuals go through when they are on their journey to recovery. As an Eating Disorder Therapist in Vancouver, I see people in all of these phases when I work with them. Understanding where we are at… Read More

I often have people ask me, through their tears, why they keep ending up with people who hurt them or why they keep choosing the same kind of person who inevitably leaves them brokenhearted. The real question you may need to ask yourself is why you keep picking people you know underneath aren’t healthy enough… Read More

School is a stressor for many people. Exams, papers, labs all can leave us feeling overwhelmed and anxious. While I would like to say that there is a trick to having a stress-free year, the reality is that stress is a part of life and we have to learn how to deal with it in… Read More

In relationships I think we are always looking for ways that we can communicate more effectively, in good times but especially in hard times. Unfortunately, conflict is something that many of us struggle with which can cause us to react in ways that either add fuel to the fire or cause a relationship standoff. Many… Read More

Often I get asked if I can make any recommendations on a good book to read that is focused on recovery. There are a lot of great eating disorder books available, many of which are memoirs aimed at inspiring others to walk their own journey to wellness using the memoir as an example. I love… Read More

There are times in our relationships where we all just need to bite our tongues and not say what we are really thinking. This can actually help make a relationship healthier and improve your day-to-day interactions. There are times, however, when biting our tongue prevents our relationship from developing into what it has the potential… Read More