Why Trauma Informed Care is Important for Eating Disorder Treatment

At the age of only four-years-old, I heard a voice in my head that said, “You’re fat. You aren’t good enough.” That voice was my eating disorder (aka “Ed”). I was 22-years-old before someone finally told me that I didn’t have to listen to that negative, self-critical voice anymore. While my eating disorder began as […]

More than a Number: Why We Need to Redefine Health beyond Size and Weight

If you asked yourself the question, “What does it mean to be healthy?”, what are the first things to come to mind? If how much you weigh was one of the first things to pop in your head, you are not alone. For decades, weight has been a defining factor of health, but why? In […]

Stress and Mess: How Simplifying Your Lifestyle Can Make You Healthier and Happier

In our digital age of social media and consumerism, we are inundated with an overwhelming amount of noise from every direction. Advertisements pushing products pour out from everywhere you look, and the drive to do and accomplish more than ever is at an all-time high. Many individuals in America are suffering from feelings of being […]

Weight Loss is Not an Answer: How Challenging Diet Culture Helps Women Everywhere

For decades, weight loss has been touted as an answer to almost any problem. Are you having trouble making friends? Lose weight! Can’t move up the career ladder? Shed some pounds! Need a new relationship? Drop a dress size! Seemingly, weight loss has been presented as a solution for endless difficulties that might be encountered […]