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Eating Disorders

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

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

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

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

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

One of the most common issues when someone is struggling with an eating disorder is often self-enforced isolation. One of the most important pieces of recovery is letting others in so we can heal and move towards a healthy recovered life. So how do we bridge the gap between eating disorder driven isolation and recovery… Read More

I ran a Looking Glass training recently for the hand in hand program and in doing so gave some role plays of scenarios I have seen and worked with both in my practice and also in my personal life. In doing so I spoke of someone who has relapsed after many years free from her… Read More

This is being released at a slightly different time this week because I wanted to write about the Netflix Original Movie 'To The Bone." It has been talked about by so many different organizations with many individuals talking about it poorly and others singing it praises. Having had the time to now sit down and… Read More

"The longest journey you will ever take is the 18 inches from your head to your heart" - Andrew Bennett I think this quote applies to so many areas of our life but as an eating disorder therapist I truly believe it applies more than most to this population. When someone struggles with an eating… Read More

My colleague Quetzo showed me this image when she was updating a presentation we were giving together. How painstakingly true is this message? For people in general yes, but especially for those who struggle with eating disorders. How is it that we live in a world where we would rank coffee or shopping, clothes sizes… Read More