8 Steps to Becoming the Most Beautiful You

8 Steps to Becoming the Most Beautiful You

We live in a world of puzzling, often mind blowing opposites. At the same time that we are in the midst of an obesity “epidemic,” we are also surrounded—often relentlessly so—by images of thin, airbrushed perfection in movies, magazines, and television. Actresses and...
The Power to Choose

The Power to Choose

I write today as a parent first and a psychologist second. Words are not coming to me like they usually do. The senseless tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary has shaken us all to the core. As I write this post, the tears continue to flow. I sometimes wonder if the tears...
Parents As Heroes

Parents As Heroes

Each family that I have the privilege of working with is heroic in its own way. Refeeding a child is hard work—which is probably the understatement of the year to those who are in the midst of it. When you, as a parent, are confronting the fear of eating induced by an...
Food Fights And Sibling Rivalries

Food Fights And Sibling Rivalries

As an eating disorders therapist specializing in FBT, I read a recent New York Times essay with great interest (Sibling Rivalry: One Long Food Fight)http://nyti.ms/QCW9aK. In the essay, the author describes growing up as one of four brothers, each competing at family...
Taking Notes

Taking Notes

Holiday meals are a time for us to come together with loved ones in shared celebration. When an eating disorder takes a seat at the table, food can literally go flying, sending everyone into a tailspin. Celebration quickly becomes the last thing on the family agenda....

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