5 Myths about Eating Disorders and Why They’re Not True

February 22nd, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Mental illness, including eating disorders, comes with tremendous stigma and shame. For decades, eating disorders have been misunderstood on multiple levels, creating confusion, embarrassment, and unnecessary guilt...

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Is it All in Your Head? How Neurofeedback Supports Eating Disorder Recovery

January 18th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

When it comes to eating disorders, there are many aspects of these mental health conditions that can be misunderstood. The symptoms of eating disorders can be misconstrued...

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Building New Holiday Traditions in Eating Disorder Recovery

December 23rd, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

The holidays are marked by traditions to celebrate a season of joy and to create memories with the family and friends we love. But what if you’ve...

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Will Diets Work in 2019? A Closer Look at Dieting and Eating Disorders

December 17th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Years ago, December was a time for Ed and I to think about New Year’s resolutions. I was in an abusive marriage with him for over twenty...

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Take the Holidays Back from Ed: Ten Tips

November 16th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I distinctly remember feeling fat wearing the leotard pictured here. Yes, at the young age of four, I already heard Ed screaming, “You aren’t good enough.” If...

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What is the Relationship Between Sexual Abuse and Eating Disorders? A Conversation Between Jenni Schaefer and Dr. Tian Dayton

October 25th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , ,

Current events have brought sexual abuse onto center stage, so I wanted to drill down on the relationship between sexual abuse and eating disorders. Jenni Schaefer and...

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Building a Recovery Tribe: 11 Ideas to Try Today

October 10th, 2018 // // Tags: , , ,

by Jenni Schaefer Mental illness is a lonely place. The actual symptoms of mental illness even ensure isolation: With my eating disorder, I was a pro at...

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Binge Eating Disorder or Overeating—How to know if Your Teen is Struggling

September 24th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , ,

You may notice your teenager overeat occasionally or maybe seem overeager when it comes to food. Perhaps you’ve observed your teen skipping meals but consuming a large...

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How to Help Your Busy Teenager Eat Well to Prevent Eating Disorders

August 31st, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Many teenagers today are juggling multiple responsibilities that can overload their schedules and make it difficult to do simple things that are important for their self-care, like...

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Adolescents and Eating Disorders: The Risks of Postponing Treatment

June 18th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , ,

Recent statistics show that over 2 million adolescents between the ages of 13 and 18 in the United States will suffer from an eating disorder, such as...

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