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Eating Disorders

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

I am sorry this post is coming late this week, truth be told I kept telling myself to sit down and write but then I’d get busy tackling something and it would slip my mind again! Oh the joys of being human. This week I read an article in the Globe and Mail that was… Read more

Before I start this blog I do want to give you all a heads up that this article attached here could be triggering for some people. A few weeks ago, the Globe and Mail posted an article about the problem with the term “Clean Eating” and I genuinely feel it hits the nail on the… Read more

I feel like Binge Eating Disorder is only just starting to get the recognition it deserves in the eating disorder world. For so long, the only disorders that have been addressed or acknowledged have been Anorexia, Bulimia and OSFED which has left this entire population even more isolated and their suffering often dismissed as self-imposed… Read more

I am not sure about what Sunday represents for you, but Sunday for me has always been a time that has represented slowing down, and recognizing what we are grateful for. This is hard when we are in the middle of our struggle, when our pain seems so much more present than any of the… Read more

Recovering from an eating disorder or disordered eating is really hard work. Unlike with addictions there is no abstinence model, and we have to learn how to eat properly and nurture our bodies despite how difficult this can seem. There are many things that can get in the way of our recovery including our relationships… Read more

About two years ago I posted a blog all about my favourite eating disorder book. I am going to paste it below so you can see my original write up. What I wanted to add to this blog that I didn’t say in the last is that so often people only set so much time… Read more

In my eating disorder counselling practice, I get asked multiple times a week about whether or not it is safe to eat certain foods. Clients will send messages with their dinner plans and ask if it is okay for them to eat that food or if what they are eating is too much. While I… Read more

Every once in awhile you meet someone who can put words to things that you have either only ever felt but never expressed, or that you have witnessed but never articulated. Paige Freeborn is a volunteer at the Looking Glass Foundation and someone I am fortunate enough to work alongside in our Hand in Hand… Read more

Deciding to and committing to recovery is amazing and takes a lot of courage and also a lot of strength. It is work, and work that often feels hard before things start to feel easier/better.   There are a few things you can do, and a few things that need to be acknowledged about recovery… Read more