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Eating Disorders

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

As summer is ramping up we are getting closer to the time of year where people are taking holidays and getting away from the every day to enjoy time off in new or familiar places. I believe vacations are such an important part of our wellness because they allow us to escape and reflect on… Read More

Recently my colleague Nicole Keay and I gave a presentation to the Eating Disorder Network about some of the cool things we are doing over at the Looking Glass Foundation. The network is filled with a lot of people high up in the eating disorder world here in Vancouver (mainly the health authorities) who are… Read More

One of my colleagues and The Looking Glass Foundation, Nicole Keay, recently wrote a really awesome blog on how, as women especially, we often get caught up in engaging in "water cooler" talk about our bodies, weight and the latest diet trends. She hits on some really key points about how these conversations often leave… Read More

I have been in this field for quite some time now and I will often get asked about my own journey to recovery. What was it that allowed me to recover? How did I know I was recovered? Do really feel free of all of those nasty and obsessive thoughts that trapped me for many… Read More

Happy Easter! I posted this blog last week on my relationship page but want to share it here as well. This experience is so worth being a part of if you are interested. I need to take a step away from my usual blog this week to let you all know that Looking Glass Summer… Read More

I need to take a step away from my usual blog this week to let you all know that Looking Glass Summer Camp registration is open! This really is the highlight of my year, not just my professional year but my year as a whole. Each year I meet 24 amazing young women (between the… Read More

I am not entirely sure how to start this blog or how to describe this documentary. A client of mine told me I needed to watch it and, sadly, I delayed until recently under the excuse that I was busy. Little did I realize how impactful this movie would be on my understanding of myself… Read More

Every once in awhile I come across another person's recovery story that I think truly needs to be shared. Given I can't actually share my client's stories, I have decided this week to share a fellow therapist's story so you can understand some of the healthy and important steps you need to take to get… Read More

Sometimes I think the longer I work in eating disorders the more I continue to be surprised by just how complicated out relationship with food, and therefore ourselves, really can be. There are so many different roles food plays in our lives and different ways in which we relate to food. Often when someone struggles… Read More