Eating Disorders

Pod Cast Interview with KUCI Los Angeles

Janeane Bernstein with kuci.org (88.9 FM in Los Angeles) had Shawn Kathryn Kane and myself on her radio show this morning, discussing our award winning short film Pro-Ana, which premiered in Los Angeles at the La Femme Film Festival this weekend.  In it we discuss body image, eating disorders and ... read more

Confessions of a Bikini Queen

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a young woman named Lisa Clift at a mutual friend’s house.  Over the course of the evening we discussed our lives, and when I shared my passion for mental health and healing body image issues, I was refreshed by her openness surrounding her own history with ... read more

Inner Housekeeping: Clear Your Mental Clutter

Our houses aren’t the only things that get cluttered–our minds do too!  Many of us are emotional hoarders, and have so many feelings stacked up in inside that we can barely move around anymore.  If that sounds familiar, then it may be time for some inner housekeeping. For those of us who are ... read more

Recovery Survival Guide: Birthdays

For anyone in recovery, especially at the beginning, birthdays can be extremely stressful, if not panic inducing.  Birthday cake, birthday dinners, birthday drinks, birthday parties, having your picture taken more than usual…all of these carry potential to be triggering in eating disorder recovery. ... read more

Three Keys to Successful Recovery

Recovery is tough, no question.  It might feel damn near impossible when you’re in the throes of it, but as many can attest, it can be done!  Whether you’re struggling with drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder, sex, gambling, or even in some cases depression, the psychological underpinnings are very ... read more

Losing Weight Safely in Eating Disorder Recovery

One of the only steadfast rules I have for Eating Disorder recovery is NO DIETING!  Putting yourself in a restrictive mindset almost always sets you up to binge later, and ultimately you often end up gaining weight when all is said and done.  In an ideal world, we would have lots of time to allow for the ... read more