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May 12, 2020
Have you ever felt like you were so flooded with emotions that you could feel the intensity in your body? Anxiety, sadness, fear and anger are some of the overwhelming emotions that can flood us at any given moment of our day. This is especially intense for people who are highly sensitive or empathic. Being…More
April 21, 2020
We have put together a few exercises that you can download, print, and complete to assist you in finding your "new normal" as we all navigate staying at home during the COVID-19 pandemic.   Support with Creating a Daily Routine   Many people may struggle to incorporate structure during this period of self-isolation. It’s understandable,…More
April 9, 2020
You may be feeling out of control around food. Like many others, you may be feeling that your eating habits have shifted in the absence of your regular routine. Maybe having more food in the house in preparation for self-isolation means that you have been eating more than anticipated. During a crisis, it is not…More
August 15, 2019
In our culture, exercise is seen as having to be vigorous, exhausting, intense, and long-winded, in order to be effective. Let’s begin to challenge this notion since it can be harmful to our bodies and our psyches. Movement can be as easy as it sounds. Moving your body. From Tai Chi to Swimming, Bowling to…More
August 8, 2019
Eating disorders fundamentally disconnect us from ourselves. By keeping us trapped in worry about our physical bodies, they separate us emotionally and spiritually from our passions and the things that matter most to us. Practices of mindfulness can be used in recovery from an eating disorder as powerful tools to help reconnect with our bodies…More
March 22, 2019
Body image includes a person’s beliefs, thoughts, and attitudes towards their body. Having a healthy body image means feeling comfortable and confident in your body and accepting the uniqueness of your natural body shape and size. The prevalence and popularity of social media can have a negative impact on how we view ourselves and make…More
January 23, 2019
A picture is worth a thousand words. This idiom mocks me as I stare down at the white A4 printer paper before me. I am at a loss. Where do I start? I am seated at my first art therapy session with a registered art therapist. She has asked me to doodle about how I…More
October 19, 2018
“You did not choose to have an eating disorder, but it is your responsibility to choose recovery.” This is a familiar phrase to those in recovery and it’s an important one; however, as is the nature of most phrases, it is a simplified statement about a complicated subject. Choice. Choice is a complex and interesting…More
March 6, 2018
If the title of this article has caught your interest, you probably know all too well the frustrations that come along with being a High-Functioning Disordered Eater. You are probably driven, committed, somewhat perfectionistic and tend toward people pleasing. You probably care about nourishing your body with healthy foods, and exercising daily. You most likely also experience…More
January 16, 2018
As a dietitian working with children, youth, and families for over 20 years, I have observed orthorexia, a phenomenon where healthy eating becomes an unhealthy obsession. Most current nutrition research supports the notion that eating a diet based on whole, minimally processed foods is “healthy.” However, someone who suffers from orthorexia may fixate on the…More

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