disordered eating

Body Image and Embodiment – Part 2: Distortions in the Coding of Lived-Experience

concepts of embodiment

Recently I was working with a client who reminded me of the myriad ways in which being in a lighter body is positively reinforced. Not only did she experience cultural and familial validation for weight loss throughout her development, she also found her way to weight loss as a strategy to help her feel protected and […]

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More than a Picky Eater: Loving a Child With ARFID

arfid is a fear of food itself

We are delighted to repost an article from the Huffington Post that highlights the incredible work of Meredith Biggart, MS, RDN from the CNC team.PD (to protect her privacy I edited out the name) When you think of eating disorders, you might imagine social pressure related to body image. But a recently recognized eating disorder, ARFID (Avoidant Restrictive Food Intake Disorder)

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What Makes an Effort Meaningful?

apple crisp recipe

By Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD While apple picking last week, I overheard a young child ask, “Why are all the reddest apples on the ground?” Some apples get enjoyed and savored and some get composted. I love this child’s reflection. There is no perfection in nature. The cycle of growth and restoration

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Hope and Fear

By Nicole Patience MS, RD, LDN, CDCES, CEDRD This is a time filled with a deep sense of hope and anticipation for the future. The rollout of the COVID vaccine has brought optimism that the comforts of hugs from friends and family, in-person therapy, and weekend trips across state lines will once again return. However,

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