Eating Disorders are more about Genes than Jeans

It has been a common misconception about eating disorders that they are diseases affecting those who are overly concerned with their appearance or body image.  It was believed, in fact, that cultural standards around beauty and body were at least partially to...

How to Beat the Back-to-school-Blues

With the school year approaching, for many adolescents there is a sense of disappointment about the end of summer.  Even for kids who may enjoy school, nothing quite compares to the freedom and leisure time they get during the summer. The back-to-school blues are...

Perfectionism and The Critic in Recovery

I know you feel it,the pressure to do it all PERFECTLY. You know it’s impossible, yet still you are seduced. You aren’t quite sure what makes you aim for perfection, but what you are sure of is that nagging voice inside your head telling you that you...

Mindful Movement in Recovery

The psychological and physiological benefits of physical exercise have been well-documented.  In fact, there is a general sense in our society that because of the stress and strain of everyday life, people should even carve out more time for physical...

The Power of Autonomy in Recovery

The drive for autonomy is one of the must fundamental human drives that exists.  Autonomy is a founding principle of our country, and ideal that has been fought for and sought by many people over the course of human history.  The ability to be free from the...

Eating Disorders: A Numbers Game

One common element found in many individuals who struggle with eating disorders is an obsession with numbers related to the eating disorder, calories in-calories out, pounds on the scale, minutes or miles run, portion sizes, quantities, even pulse and blood pressure,...