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I had a client the other day say to me “My life isn’t propelling me towards recovery.” It was such an honest statement and yet not one that we often think of when we are on the recovery journey. If anything we think about how recovery will propel us towards life not the other way… Read more

In one of my sessions this week, my client raised a really common but really painful truth. She is struggling in the last few stages of recovery and admitted that if she is to recover she wants recovery to look a certain way. She said she only feels recovery will be okay if she can… Read more

Quite a few years back I wrote a blog about the different types of treatment you can receive when going through eating disorder recovery. Over the years I keep having people come back to that blog and comment that it was helpful to see an overview and what the pros and cons to each option… Read more

When I am not in my private practice with clients, you will find me working for a wonderful non-profit called the Looking Glass Foundation located here in Vancouver. It is an incredible organization entirely focused on providing free support to individuals who are struggling with an eating disorder. Recently my colleague, Maja, asked our social… Read more

I have sat down to write this blog every night for the past 5 nights and keep staring at an empty page. It feels impossible to try to find the words to address something so significant especially as someone with white privilege. But I also acknowledge that saying nothing is a lot worse than saying… Read more

This past week, the BC government revealed the very first stages of lifting the restrictions that have been in place for the past 2 months. Soon, it appears, people will be able to start seeing a few more people and reconnecting with their loved ones and some may be able to return to work. I… Read more

Hey, how are you holding up? If you are anything like most of the people I know, my guess is that you are starting to really feel this experience more deeply now than at the beginning. What once felt maybe even like a nice break from all the pressures to be certain places at certain… Read more

When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” Mr. Rogers Before we begin I want to thank you for having me pop into your inbox today. I know there is a lot… Read more

Every once in awhile you come across an article that just makes you want to scream “Finally!!!!” This past week I was so fortunate to come across such an article. Posted in the New York Times, Jessica Knoll writes about how so many of us are falling for every latest diet crazy, the impact it… Read more

My mom sent me this blog post this week and mentioned it may be a helpful blog topic for my readers. Sometimes when mom sends me ideas they are great articles but don’t really fit my readers, this one, however, I think is bang on. The article she sent was basically about the effects of… Read more