Posts in Wellness
How to Support Loved Ones Who Are Struggling with Food and Body Image

The eating disorder brain is something that can seem almost impossible to understand if you have never experienced the illness first hand. Even more so, not knowing how to support someone you love who is struggling can feel distressing. From a healthy lens you may be tempted to want to tell them to ‘just eat’ or comment that their weight is ‘looking healthier,’ when in reality both of these approaches are unhelpful and might make recovery harder for your loved one.

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What to Do When Someone Else's Weight Change Is Triggering

So much of healing your relationship with your body is accepting your body as it is, and freeing yourself from the thought that you should constantly be working to change it. The healing process is a daily commitment and as a result, over time, less brain space is occupied with body thoughts. While you can begin to feel more at peace with your body’s natural size, what about accepting that the bodies around you might change?

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Slower Living

One of my intentions for the new year is to embrace ‘slower living,’ or at least get curious as to what this phrase actually means for me. As this past year came to an end, I started to reflect on the remarkable state my life was in. I say remarkable because some aspects of my life are just unbelievable, inspiring, and rapidly changing. Other areas of my life I’m experiencing struggles I never imagined for myself.

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New Year, Same You

I don’t know about you, but the years seem to be going by faster and faster, and I am just unwilling for that to continue. I believe part of it is that our lives continue to speed up, we push ourselves to accomplish more, and we spend an astronomical amount of time and energy trying to change our body and self to be more acceptable.

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Does Body Size Determine If an Eating Behavior is Disordered?

Disordered eating is difficult to define when it is often disguised as a “diet” or masked by the skewed perception of what a disordered body should look like. Whether it is restricting food or reactive eating that develops from deprivation, these behaviors are our body’s way of trying to signal that something is wrong. Ironically, instead of seeing these as red flags, they can be normalized by society to control body size.

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