Body Image

I am teaching my toddler to use his words rather than just whine or point or grunt at what he wants.  Language development encompasses several milestones for children.  According to speech-language pathologist and expert, Caroline Bowen, PhD: Language has been called the symbolisation of thought. It is a learned code, or system of rules that […]

April 3, 2017


The word "recover" originates from the Latin word recuperare, which means "get again."  Other modern English definitions include:  return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. Recovery from an eating disorder or eating/body image issue certainly means return to health in mind, body and spirit.  [And to be clear, when I say "health" I […]

March 27, 2017

What are you Recovering in your Recovery?

This guest post is from Heather Deranja, creator of the Beautiful U Journey.   Beautiful U Journey: 365 Days of Learning to Love Yourself, is a campaign for women and girls of all ages. Women of all ages are affected by negative body image, and by the media culture which dictates the unachievable standards women […]

February 9, 2017

Guest Post: Heather Deranja of Beautiful U Journey

How many times have you thought, “When I get to X pounds I will…” find someone to date and fall in love with. be more confident so I can socialize more and make more friends. apply for that job I’ve always wanted. finally take that vacation – and wear my swim suit! be happy….(or some […]

February 6, 2017

The problem with waiting until you’re thin enough

I had this question twice this week from clients as we discussed the ineffectiveness of diets and restrictive eating. My answer: brilliant marketing coupled with our insecurities.   The facts: A person can lose weight on almost any diet – Weight Watchers, Slim 4 Life, the cabbage soup diet, the cookie diet, your own made […]

January 18, 2017

“If diets don’t work then why do people keep doing them?”

I got an ad in the mail today for a gym, promising results (i.e. weight loss) for anyone who would join. Here's what you're really getting with your membership: A shaming "health" assessment where you are told your BMI, body fat % and other nonsensical numbers that make you feel like crap. A restrictive diet from […]

December 30, 2016

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I'm a Certified Eating Disorders Registered Dietitian (CEDRD) with a master’s degree in dietetics and nutrition. My passion is helping you find peace with food - and within yourself.


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