What happens when you get upset? When you’re bored, when you’re happy, when you aren’t tuned in and paying attention to life? Do you turn to food to fill the void, to avoid what you feel you can’t or don’t want to deal with? Have you ever contemplated that being an emotional eater is giving […]
For a parent it can be difficult to understand how their young son or daughter developed anorexia or bulimia or became obese. Most parents don’t typically intend to knowingly cause issues for your kids. But in working with teens with eating disorders and their parents it’s interesting to see how many times parents aren’t tuned in to the messages that are being given to their child.
Just what I knew would always be true is now coming to be
Once I let go of alcohol my body is just as I dreamed
Last year Jennifer Love Hewitt was a hero. She stood up to the media when they published a picture of her bikini clad body and proclaimed she was “Jennifer Love Chewitt”. At a size two she was hardly fat.
I recently connected with Andrea Roe a fellow eating disorder survivor and author. In reading her book, You Are Not Alone (co-authored by my friend Shannon Cutts) this poem reached out to me. I’ve written recently about the effects on the family and how difficult it is for them to understand eating disorder behavior.