When you become aware of your triggers, you can then seek out a better plan of action to stop feeling helpless and start your healing process going forward.
As a mother, it is quite hard to be able to say I come before my child. The looks received when that statement is made are often full of judgment. But I know all too well that without placing myself first, I cannot and will not be here for him.
We tend to approach weight and eating issues with diets, exercise, and extreme lifestyle changes; however, working with a professional on the mental health aspect of eating disorders is far more healthy, productive, and long-lasting.
Go tell it at the gym, on Instagram, at the mall and everywhere young people compare themselves to their peers. New research has found a potential antidote to the pop culture worship of ultra-thin body types.
In light of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, the following are three things that people struggling with eating disorders need to know.
I hurriedly stuff caramels into my mouth. The same caramels I bought weeks ago. The same caramels that never before had posed a threat to my 'no binge' resolve -- because, hey, they just weren't 'my thing.'
I don't like crying, and I rarely do it. This said, I believe in experiencing life and its difficulties rather than glossing over them. It's been a powerful experience for me to acknowledge how I feel, and to sometimes acknowledge that I don't like feeling this way, and to remember that just because I'm angry, or sad, or overwhelmed in this moment right here, this doesn't mean that it's permanent either.
National Eating Disorders Awareness Week: February 21-27, 2016 A few days ago, I was swiveling back and forth in the beauty salon chair, paging thr...
I was the girl who had it all together, who had the world at her finger tips, who truly seemed to be on top of the world. But I was sick. I was struggling. I was so desperate for help. But had you seen me, you would have never known.
No matter how chic the styles that hit the runways this Fashion Week in NYC, we are terribly off-trend when it comes to caring for the wellbeing of the models, and the psyche of the American consumer.
I welcome the change from being a director at work to being an outpatient at the treatment center. Someone is caring for me. Someone is monitoring me. I relax the reins. It feels safe there. Contained. Warm and dusky. Like I imagine a womb.
It's not selfishness to be able to appreciate how much your needs matter, how worthy of love and care you are. It's a gift.
Try and assess the ratio of positive to negative comments you make to each other. Chances are, you may need to make some adjustments in that regard, if you value your significant other and hope to celebrate many more love and romance-filled Valentine's Days together.
Japanese people have a saying: harahachibunme. It means: Eat until you are 80 percent full. When I first heard about that, it was impossible fo...
We flit in and out of each other's lives like acquaintances at a cocktail party, stopping just long enough to compliment a fancy dress or a particularly elaborate hairstyle.
I have always hated exercise. Since I was a round little schoolgirl I groaned when it was time for PE. It meant having to run around and kick or throw...