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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

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

Do you ever meet those people who are just killing it at life and doing really inspirational things that leave you feeling motivated and more connected to your own personal mission? I must say I had read and heard a lot about Kate before getting the chance to connect with her in person but she… Read More

I don't think I have ever met anyone who has an eating disorder or disordered eating who doesn't also struggle with anxiety. The challenge with anxiety is that it is what causes most of our suffering. Anxiety is what drives the obsessive thoughts, it's what fuels the fears about weight and food, it's what makes… Read More

School is expensive. Recovery is hard. It is important that when you are trying to do both you have as much support as possible to make it easier on yourself. This is why the Looking Glass Foundation has set up 3 scholarships to help alleviate some of the pressures that many of you may experience… Read More

Often in my practice I prepare my eating disorder clients by letting them know they are about to start climbing mount Everest. I am not sure if you have ever watched a documentary on people who climb Everest but their approach from base camp to the top is very intentional and slow work. It is… Read More

I got asked this question at the Looking Glass Foundation the other day and I think it hits on a really important point. I know a few people who have recovered and they keep trying to tell me how it needs to be done. I don’t want to be rude but I am tired of… Read More