I Surrender

Does a shift towards recovery feel out of reach? Does questioning your routine feel disloyal to what you have worked towards? Sometimes the known challenges and hardships feel safer than the unknown. Two months ago, I would have said you were crazy if… Read more

Hindsight 20/20

National Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) and its theme, “Come as You Are:  Hindsight is 20/20,” is fresh on my mind. I propose we take this … Read more

3 Steps to Rejecting Diet Culture in the New Year

by Crystal Savoy, MS, RD, LDN

Did you know that the dieting industry is now worth 72 billion dollars?  You read that right – BILLION. With that much money behind an industry telling you how you “should” be eating/“should” look, influencers galore pushing teas and weird concoctions… Read More

How To Start Cultivating a Healthy Body Image

by Crystal Savoy, MS, RD, LDN

When you hear the term “body image” what does that mean to you?  What does it bring up for you? There are many definitions for body image – we have our own experiences that inform …Read more

When Food Is Used for Self-Soothing

by Jodi R. Galin, Ph.D.

Most of us can relate to the idea of turning to ice cream when we feel sad/lonely/bored/anxious/hurt/angry……. Eating past fullness can be an effective method to comfort ourselves…Read More

Starving for Perfection: The Art of Letting It Go

by Meredith Biggart MS, RD, LDN

We seek out perfection in so many facets of our lives — school, athletics, work, relationships, our bodies and in so many cases, our eating habits. And why shouldn’t we?… Read More

Some Thoughts on Supporting Your Loved One Through Recovery

by Jodi R. Galin, Ph.D.

What does supporting a loved one with an eating disorder look like?  There is no universal answer to this question because there are so many factors – age, nature of the illness, severity of the illness, and willingness of the person to engage…read more

Why Self-Talk Matters When We Goof Up With Food

by Heather Bell, MPH, RD,LDN

We’re well into a New Year of food and fitness resolutions, so I thought it might be a good idea to focus for a moment on how we can best help ourselves when we’re unhappy with our eating choices… read more

Okay, so I Know Why I Should Recover From My Eating Disorder.  But, How Do I?

Here’s 8 Tips For Creating a Solid Recovery Plan

Find a Solid Team – A good foundation for a stable stool is three or four legs. Similarly, an outpatient recovery team is typically made up of a psychotherapist, a nutritionist, a medical doctor (usually your PCP), and a psychopharmacologist, if applicable.  Most practitioners…read more

Top 8 reasons to Recover from Your Eating Disorder

by Pam Minichiello, LMHC

No recovered individual ever said they would like their eating disorder back!  But we know that more often than not, recovery comes with trepidation and ambivalence.  So then, why should you recover? Read More