It’s nearly impossible to understand eating disorders without talking about the backdrop in which they occur. I’m referring to WEIGHT STIGMA and the fat phobic culture we live in. Sometimes also referred to as “weight bias,” it is the prejudice and stereotypes that we have against people in larger bodies. From a young age, we […]
Eating disorders professionals are frequently using a philosophy called “Health At Every Size” (HAES) to help people recover. It is based on the idea that we can help people be healthier – physically, mentally, socially – if we take the focus off weight and instead focus on compassionate self-care and respect for body diversity in […]
I sat in the pew at church this past weekend, and something the priest said really stuck with me. He was translating the 10 Commandments into words that were relatable in our modern-day lives, and when he got to “Thou shall not kill” he pointed out that this commandment enshrines life. It’s not merely about […]
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I’ve learned that most of the world around us doesn’t “get it” when it comes to having a healthy relationship with food. Even health professionals like doctors and other dietitians often give misguided advice, making health and recovery a challenge.
I love helping people uncover what it is about their bodies and about their eating that they are struggling with, and help them heal - using a non-diet approach.