Fat and Thin Find Common Ground

fat-thin

When binge eating disorder gained legitimacy as a full-fledged mental condition in the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders in May, many people in the eating disorders and obesity communities wondered: Will this inspire us to finally get along? It was a good question, since historically, the two groups have […]

Identifying Hungers: A Tool In Recovery & Living!

hunger_signals

This article is one of the best I have ever read about mindful eating. Understanding, recognizing and honoring the “seven hungers” is a fascinating and exceptional approach to learning about our relationship to food and hunger. Read on; I think you will agree. “Clocks and programs cannot tell you when you’re hungry, but your body […]

Sweat Heals! How to Become Happy, Fit & Self-Confident in One Step

th

Nope, it’s not a pill or the latest “miracle” cure from Dr. Oz—it’s good old fashioned exercise. “Sweat heals.” I wrote that on my Facebook wall the other day after blurting it out of my mouth following a much needed walk with my identical twin and my daughter. Sure, some readers’ eyes had fooled them […]

Fall Fashion: Clothes Are Not The Enemy!

bodytypes-612x300

“The truth is, every woman thinks she sees a bulge, even when there isn’t necessarily one there.” – Nancy Ganz, shapewear designer. Ladies, (if you haven’t already), put down your new novel and pick-up the fall edition of your favorite fashion dictator: Style, Vogue, W, Allure, Marie Claire, Glamour or Elle. And you WILL need […]

“Good” Foods, “Bad” Foods: How Our Beliefs About the Foods We Eat Affect Our Health

food-choices

“For millennia Spiritual masters have known how powerful our thoughts are in our lives. Now, researchers in quantum physics and consciousness are confirming this. Regardless of what were are engaging in, our thoughts hold tremendous power over us. Therefore, our thoughts about food have a direct effect on our health. If we feel guilty about […]

How to Make a Restaurant Trip Successful

eating-restaurant

When I take clients to restaurants to eat they are intimidated for many reasons. They do not have control over how the food is prepared and they are nervous about the portion size and social setting. Although these things are scary, they do not have to ruin the fun of eating out! There are several […]

Women’s Body Talk: Perception Stronger Than Reality?

women-talking

How women think their friends feel about their bodies influences their own body concerns, according to a new study by Dr. Louise Wasylkiw and Molly Williamson from Mount Alison University in Canada. Their work, which examines the role of friends in young women’s body concerns, is published online in Springer’s journal Sex Roles. Research shows […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

until-its-done

Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

Eating Disorders in Older Women on the Rise

eating-disorder-help

“I can’t participate in the practicum,” Judith Shaw told her yoga instructor. She was training to become an instructor herself, but she had fallen and broken her pubic bone. “You’re going to continue to break bones if you don’t feed yourself,” the instructor told her. For Shaw, that was the moment. After a 15-year battle, […]

Stereoptype Event on June 14, 2012

stereotype-invite

Bringing Awareness of Eating Disorders & Body Image in Everyday Life!  Please join us for an extraordinary evening at the Detroit Opera House  June 14, 2012 - Hosted by The Inner Door Center. Check out Stereotype-Invite for more information.