Safety Through the Self-Care Lens: 10 Ways to Help the Body Feel Safe
How do we make our body feel safe? Here are my top 10 ways to help the body feel safe through self-care.
Christmas at the Country Inn
My Christmas took an unexpected journey with cancelled flights and an extended stay at a Country Inn. Read more about my lesson in gratitude.
Five Tips to Help You Feel Well Throughout the Holidays
In today’s blog post, I want to share five tips to help you feel well throughout the holidays. Wishing you a merry Christmas!
Creating a “Safe” and Connected Holiday Season
As a Polyvagal Informed Therapist, I see the world through a lens of safety. Here are three simple steps for a "safe" and connected holiday season.
Considering the Use of a Harm Reduction Model for Loss of Control Eating Behaviors
Harm reduction involves employing limits and boundaries that keep us out of the weeds when we are the most vulnerable to our habitual brain.
Cravings, Loss of Control, and Dietary Restraint
In recent years, I have encountered a subgroup of individuals in my eating disorder practice who have binge eating disorder and struggle with relentless food cravings that lead to loss of control.
Curious About Recovery Podcast: Episode 13
Check out my latest podcast with Kirsten Hunneyball, host of Curious About Recovery. We talk about my personal experience as well as the important role of love in binge eating disorders.
Body-Based Conceptualization of Eating Disorders
As a certified eating disorder specialist who uses body-based conceptualization and polyvagal-informed therapies, I now see eating disorder symptoms more clearly and compassionately.
500 Rides: A Lesson in Resilience and Persistence
I recently hit a significant milestone on my Peloton bike: 500 rides. Impressive? Maybe but not for the reason you think. You see, I purchased the bike six years ago. Oh.
Reflections On a 30-Year Career in Eating Disorders Treatment
Today, I want to share some reflections on what I’ve learned throughout my 30-year career in eating disorders treatment. As I do so, I also want to take a closer look at this year’s theme for NEDAwarenessWeek and consider some ways we can work together to See the Change, Be the Change.