Eating Disorders

Tricks & Treats – On Halloween & Recovery Wins

Halloween was always one of the most triggering days for me in recovery. After all, binging on Halloween candy in my youth was part of how it all started. My mother (with good intentions) was extremely health conscious, and Halloween candy was highly guarded and rationed. We had a short window of time to ... read more

World Mental Health Day: My Top Mental Health Lessons of the Year

Today is World Mental Health day, so it seemed appropriate to share my 3 biggest (and hardest won) mental health lessons of this past year. Truthfully, I’ve had some crazy sh*t happen in the last 18 months, and many of the mental health and recovery practices I had were put to the test. Some of ... read more

Pure Curiosity: Dr. Sahib Khalsa on Float Therapy and Mental Health

This week’s episode of Pure Curiosity is all about float therapy.  Dr. Sahib Khalsa and his colleagues at the Laureate Institute for Brain research have been studying the impact of floating on mental health disorders from PTSD to Anorexia, and the results are very promising.  While trials are still ... 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