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October 30, 2014

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6:25 PM | 5 Ways to Stop Yourself from Eating When You’re not Hungry
The fridge door is open and you’re peering inside, feeling bored, lonely or sad. But you’re not actually hungry. You know that eating what’s in front of you isn’t the answer. You know you’re just going to feel awful, if you do. But what are some things you can think, say or do to stop […]

October 25, 2014

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3:45 PM | 6 Ways to Survive Your Teen’s Eating Disorder
If you have a teen who is struggling with an eating disorder, you know it can be overwhelming, frustrating, lonely, scary, and sometimes feel like a full-time job. Your teen may be reacting angrily one day and the next day melt on the floor in tears. Eating disorders can disrupt family and work life, create […]

October 20, 2014

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11:30 PM | How Self-Compassion Builds a More Positive Body Image Than Self-Esteem
“Beauty is perfect in its imperfections, so you just have to go with the imperfections.” — Diane Von Furstenberg A new study by researchers at the University of Waterloo has touched on a somewhat taboo question: “What if women were to accept themselves with deep self-compassion — flaws and all?” In other words, what if […]

October 12, 2014

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3:44 PM | Reflections on EDAC-ATAC 2014 Conference
Last week I had the opportunity to attend and present at the Eating Disorders Association of Canada (EDAC-ATAC) Biennial Conference in Vancouver, BC. I was presenting part of my Masters thesis, which felt great. I always love talking to clinicians in the field, and I found that this was a very practical and applied-focused conference. I sometimes feel like somewhat of an outsider at eating disorders conferences as I am “research only”- I do not have the credentials to counsel or […]

October 10, 2014

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11:24 PM | Room for Misery & Room for Joy: My Story
Most people who have been sober longer than a year are asked to give a “lead” — to tell their story. Mine was structurally simple, covering what it was like, what happened, and what it’s like now. Having only drank for three years, my addiction story is pretty straightforward: I stopped guzzling down mood-altering beverages. […]

October 02, 2014

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11:46 PM | Ambivalence and Eating Disorders: Inpatient Treatment, Belonging, and Identity
When Tetyana Tweeted and “Tumblr-ed” (is there a better name for putting something on Tumblr?) a quote from a qualitative research article about ambivalence and eating disorders, I knew I would want to write a blog post about it. Of course, life happened, and so this post is coming a little later than I had intended. Nonetheless, I am happy to be sharing a post about a fresh article by Karin Eli (2014) about eating disorders and ambivalence in the inpatient hospital setting. The […]

Eli K (2014). Between difference and belonging: configuring self and others in inpatient treatment for eating disorders., PloS one, 9 (9) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25210886

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11:46 PM | Ambivalence and Eating Disorders: Inpatient Treatment, Belonging, and Identity
When Tetyana Tweeted and “Tumblr-ed” (is there a better name for putting something on Tumblr?) a quote from a qualitative research article about ambivalence and eating disorders, I knew I would want to write a blog post about it. Of course, life happened, and so this post is coming a little later than I had intended. Nonetheless, I am happy to be sharing a post about a fresh article by Karin Eli (2014) about eating disorders and ambivalence in the inpatient hospital setting. The […]

Eli K (2014). Between difference and belonging: configuring self and others in inpatient treatment for eating disorders., PloS one, 9 (9) PMID: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25210886

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September 30, 2014

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1:00 PM | You Can Give Yourself Permission to Love Your Body
The other day, a friend said to me, “We are all in recovery from something.” I deeply resonated with her statement. For instance, while I no longer struggle to nourish my body appropriately, I am still working hard to reprogram old tapes in my brain that speak to me, saying, “your body should look different.” […]
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