Tag Archives: Anorexia

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

Recovery Survival Guide: Weddings

  So you’ve been invited to a wedding. Awesome! Weddings are beautiful occasions to celebrate love, community and commitment. There’s usually free food, free alcohol, dancing, general merry making…what’s not to like, right?  Well, it depends.  If you’re recovering from an ... read more

Don’t Believe Everything you Think

Something I’ve learned about myself is that I have an automatic response when I look in the mirror that says “You’re fat.”  It doesn’t matter how skinny I am, that just happens.  This photo was taken at a time when I was so thin I stopped having my period.  Even then I ... read more

Reflection

Making friends with my reflection is still a day by day process. We are trained to be critical so that we keep buying cosmetics. We are trained that loving yourself and how you look means you’re “full of yourself.” I took that to heart early on, and unlearning that doesn’t happen ... read more

Don’t Get too Hungry

One of my top recommendations for anyone recovering from bulimia, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), Anorexia or binge eating disorder, is NEVER let yourself get too hungry. Keep almonds or Quest Bars on hand. If you’re worried about being able to control portions, keep snacks around ... read more

Into the Light

There will be days when darkness tries to overtake you, and the choice of happiness seems completely impossible.  That’s OK.  Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war. read more