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Eating Disorders

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

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

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

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

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

I think a sad reality we all have to accept is that we live in a world where the body, dieting, fitness etc is a near constant conversation and focus. One of the things that is most difficult for people trying to recover is having to live in a world where they are constantly exposed… Read More

This week someone I was talking to asked me this question: One of the things that seems so scary about recovery is I feel like I don’t know who I will be when I recover. When I think of that I get so overwhelmed by all the unknowns that it feels safer to retreat into… Read More

**Before I begin this blog I want to make it clear that an eating disorder often pushes its own values on a sufferer. These are not authentic core values but rather the values instilled by these destructive disorders. I got asked the other day what makes someone confident. How do I become more confident in my… Read More

Many of the clients I work with who struggle with different eating disorders get caught up in the comparison game which significantly impacts their recovery journey. The more we look outward, the less we are looking inward at the work that needs to be done to move ourselves forward. Has comparing ourselves ever really lead… Read More