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Eating Disorders

I hear this statement in my counselling office all the time “I spend a lot of my time in isolation because of my eating disorder. My goal for myself is to try to spend a bit more time with those I love but whenever I get asked I automatically want to say no. How can… Read More

Happy Thanksgiving! I had the joy of sneaking down to Florida for 3 days a few weeks ago to spend time with one of my oldest friends. We became friends when I was two and she was three and despite her moving to Florida when I was just eleven, we have managed to stay connected… Read More

I love writing about the different seasons because without a doubt we are impacted by them changing and the message each season seems to bring. Before I jump in to answer your question, I just want to acknowledge that it is really normal to feel overwhelmed by changes in the season and the message that… Read More

I read this great blog post by my colleague Maja who works with me at the Looking Glass Foundation. She spoke about the role of spontaneity in recovery and some simple (even if not always easy) ways you can incorporate it into your life to improve your overall wellbeing. Her article in particular focuses on… Read More

This topic often comes up in my office at all different stages of the eating disorder journey and is a really important topic in recovery and life in general. Mental illness can have a pretty big impact on our finances, and on our ability to manage our money in a way that boosts our financial… Read More

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