Focus on Your Child’s Strengths, not Weaknesses, to Help Her Heal

Eating disorders like orthorexia, bulimia, binge eating disorder or anorexia are complex mental illnesses that often require intense professional intervention. As a parent, you want to treat her illness, but many times you do not want to treat her as if she is ill. One of the most common ways of treating eating disorders today is externalizing “ED” and maintaining the …

Embrace the Movie – Loving Bodies of all Shapes and Sizes

If you haven’t seen it yet, please watch the trailer for Embrace, a movie created by Taryn Brumfitt, who founded the organization Body Image Movement to “celebrate the importance of body diversity by encouraging people to be more accepting of who they are, to use positive language regarding their bodies and others, and to prioritize health before beauty.” It is so important as …

Mama, You Need Some Love!

Hey there, Mama! Have you been burning the candle at both ends? Trying to be superwoman? Trying to make everything perfect for your family? You may have heard, but in case you need a reminder, you need to STOP THE MADNESS! You cannot possibly accomplish everything you’re trying to accomplish without taking better care of yourself. Check out this video …

Psychotherapy and Coaching > A Good Combo for Recovery – an interview with Jennifer Rollin

When treating your child for an eating disorder like anorexia, binge eating disorder or bulimia, you will benefit from employing a multidisciplinary team, which may include professionals such as a psychotherapist, registered dietitian, doctor, psychiatrist, and recovery coach. We spoke with Jennifer Rollin, MSW, LGSW, who is a licensed psychotherapist who recently added recovery coaching to her practice. She says …

a woman feeling overwhelmed by eating disorder

Why You Should Talk to Someone About How You Feel

I have yet to meet a parent who doesn’t get overwhelmed when thinking about all of the things necessary to steer the family ship. There is complex tactical coordination, like getting everyone out the door in the morning to figuring out sports, music and school activities. And, of course, it’s not just about the kids’ schedules – parents have their own schedules to …

How Intuitive Eating Can Help Your Whole Family – An Interview with Christy Harrison

“If you have a child who is diagnosed with an eating disorder like bulimia, binge eating disorder or anorexia, it’s important to know that people do fully recover from eating disorders,” says Christy Harrison, a dietitican specializing in eating disorder recovery. “People who have gone through what you are going through right now have made it through to the other side.” …