It is Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 27-March 3) 2023! #EDAW #EDAW2023 #NEDA #antidiet #NOTONEMORE, #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek #ItsTimeforChange #EatingDisordersAwarenessWeek2023 This event, started by NEDA 39 years ago, highlights Strength Through Knowledge & Experience as well as It’s Time for Change. There are a lot of resources, social media events, and local events scheduled, so check out … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2023
February Challenge – Why Size Does Not Matter
So this is about clothing sizes. Just in case you were thinking about something else. The thing about clothing sizes is that there is no consistency whatsoever in fashion - every single brand, every line, every item, every store has a different set of criteria. In some of them, the sizes are not even consistent … Continue reading February Challenge – Why Size Does Not Matter
I was on a podcast!
I was on a The Counseling Podcast with Dr. Jaclyn and Dr. Stokes. We talked about eating disorders, weight stigma, and a whole lot of other things. Check it out here! To elaborate on a few of the topics, here is some more information and a link to the Anti-Diet Culture resources. The effect of … Continue reading I was on a podcast!
DBT v. RO-DBT – what are they?
This post is for the other providers out there (mostly). I gave a presentation to the Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center recently and this summarizes some of the information shared there. **BTW, the two adorable doggos pictured are Cleo and Jade, my two dogs who well represent the different personalities that typify clients who work well … Continue reading DBT v. RO-DBT – what are they?
Weight – Change the Way We Talk About It
I know, for a lot of people, that ‘holidays’ do not really start until November. But on the spectrum of eating disorders and weight stigma, I think we need a new calendar. Seasons for Everything In that calendar, the seasons would look something like this: 'New Year, New You' Shame - from the overwhelming ads … Continue reading Weight – Change the Way We Talk About It
What is DBT?
Dialectical Behavior Therapy or DBT was originally developed by Marsha Linehan to work with clients who are dysregulated and engage in maladaptive coping, but is now used in a variety of treatment settings. Basics DBT has become one of the main modalities for a lot of therapists, and most treatment centers working with clients with … Continue reading What is DBT?
Myths about Eating Disorders, Part 2
Eating Disorders are very complex illnesses that affect all aspects of a person's life. For 'Part 2' of this series, I am going to continue looking at some of the myths that inform the "9 Truths about Eating Disorders," which is a PSA developed by several major eating disorder researchers, foundations, and treatment centers. I … Continue reading Myths about Eating Disorders, Part 2
Myths about Eating Disorders, Part 1
Eating Disorders are very complex illnesses that affect all aspects of a person's life. For 'Part 1' of this series, I am going to focus on some of the misconceptions and myths about eating disorders that inform the "9 Truths about Eating Disorders," which is a PSA developed by several major eating disorder researchers, foundations, … Continue reading Myths about Eating Disorders, Part 1
What to Expect from Tele-therapy at Wind Over Water
At Wind Over Water, one of the goals is to be as transparent about the process of therapy as possible. Things look a little different from the client's point of view, though, so I asked some of my clients what the most important questions are from their POV, and here are my answers! Also, here … Continue reading What to Expect from Tele-therapy at Wind Over Water
Creating an “Anti – Diet” Culture
how to create an "anti-diet" culture and in the meantime, live with diet culture, because we can't get away from it! What is diet culture? @mysignaturenutrition Sometimes it seems like everything! Some examples are: all the ads for diet products, the labeling of foods, the way people accept the idea that food is “good” or … Continue reading Creating an “Anti – Diet” Culture