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When we are in the depths of our disorder one of the most critical motivators to keep moving forward is hope and knowing we aren’t alone. While I am absolutely of the mindset that people can recover fully, I am aware how hard it is to feel clear on that when we feel consumed by… Read More

Conflict is hard. It brings up painful feelings, some present some from our past, and can cause us to engage in behaviors that we aren’t always proud of. Whether you become avoidant, assertive, aggressive or passive aggressive in the face of conflict, the reality is if you are in a relationship conflict is inevitable and… Read More

A client of mine was in my office this week in tears because she felt like she was having to choose between her eating disorder and her marriage. For many this seems like an easy choice, your marriage is something you want, an eating disorder is not. Those struggling often feel the same way but… Read More

I got this email into my inbox this week and decided to read it which is rare because I typically delete them. There are so many different things to read up on these days that it can seem simpler to delete all the outside advice around how I shouldbe living my best life and instead… Read More

One of the questions I often get asked by my clients is how long it will take for them to get better? Usually they want to know just what the process looks like, the exact steps they will need to take and the approximate date in which they will finally be recovered from their eating… Read More

Take a moment to think back to the beginning of your relationship. Do you remember all the fun and silly things you used to do that would entertain you for hours? Whether it be driving in the car singing as loud as possible, going to the beach to play frisbee, or, taking a weekend to… Read More

The start of summer always feels so uplifting. The days are long, sunshine boosts our mood and it promises days filled with many wonderful outdoor activities. While we know that summer can be tricky for those who struggle with eating disorders, even those who struggle often report that summer makes them feel better and lifts… Read More

John Gottman is a leading expert on relationships and has a really great blog for anyone looking for information on how to strengthen their relationship. One of the articles I just found speaks about how we can betray our partners in other ways besides just infidelity. As someone who has experienced all 3 forms of… Read More

Lately I have had more clients than usual come in talking about how high there anxiety has been and the many ways it is affecting their lives. While I have never met anyone with an eating disorder who doesn’t have anxiety, there are times when it feels more all consuming than others.  As a fellow… Read More

It is a sad fact that recovering from an eating disorder means having an ongoing battle with the eating disorder voice in your head on a daily basis. In time it lets up but during the beginning stages it usually has a lot to say about everything. It is important to take time to separate… Read More