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Causes of Eating Disorders

     There is no one cause of eating disorders. NEDA, the National Eating Disorder Association (www.NationalEatingDisorders.org), has provided the most comprehensive overview, which we have cited in its entirety here:      Eating disorders are complex conditions that arise … Read more …

Binge or Emotional Eating Basics

     Binge Eating Disorder (BED), also known as Compulsive Overeating, is characterized by recurrent episodes of binging, or consuming large amounts of food in a short period of time (usually 2 hours or less), grazing heavily all day, or … Read more …

Stats and Facts

General: 1 in 5 women struggle with an eating disorder or disordered eating Over 50% of all teenage girls and 35% of all teenage boys see themselves as overweight and engage in unhealthy weight control behaviors – skipping meals, over-exercising, … Read more …

Bulimia Basics

     Bulimia Nervosa is generally characterized by a cycle of consuming large amounts of food or liquid (or sometimes normal amounts) in a short period of time – binging, followed by an overwhelming sense of anxiety or pressure and … Read more …

Anorexia Basics

     Anorexia Nervosa is generally characterized as a medical and psychological illness that may be diagnosed when a person weighs 15% less than the suggested weight range for their height and frame. Anorexia is associated with difficulty maintaining healthy … Read more …

Eating Disorders 101

     There are three primary eating disorders: Anorexia Nervosa, Bulimia Nervosa, and Binge Eating Disorder. In addition to this, there is a wide spectrum of less severe symptoms often referred to as ‘Disordered Eating.’ Disordered Eating includes various eating … Read more …

The facts on EMDR

Many people know that eating disorders often co-exist with various forms of trauma, abuse and loss, and that trauma can be a strong contributing factor to the development of Anorexia, Bulimia, or Binge Eating Disorder. Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing, … Read more …

Inadequacy vs. worth…the true boil down

Brene Brown is a renowned sociologist that has studied relationships, shame, and personal meaning for over ten years. She has intereviewed thousands of people and heard countless stories. Her TEDx presentation on vulnerbaility- brene_brown will and her article on perfectionism-give.up.perfection … Read more …

Closer than ever

Oprah recently interviewed actor Sean Penn, who traveled to Haiti just days after the devastating earthquake killed more than 300,000 people and left another 1.5 million homeless. Planning to stay and help for two weeks, he is still there helping … Read more …

Moments to live by

Watching this brief youtube video of inspirational sound bytes from 40 movies, I noticed that each character has a moment of powerful belief in themselves, their cause, or another. It is this passion and purpose, unbeholden to others’ opinions, one’s … Read more …

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