August 5, 2012

Triggers for Overeating

A client recently came to me having difficulties filling out the Bulimia Nervosa / Compulsive Overeating Worksheet. She queried how to fill in the ‘Incident’ column. (more…)

July 5, 2012

Eating Disorders and Claustrophobia

A 25 year old woman came for a consultation. Her major concern was her weight – and her obsession about over eating leading which lead to deep feelings of guilt.
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June 22, 2012

Roll Up Your Sleeves

Eating disorders are terrible and they just don’t leave you alone. Often people end up feeling hopeless after a brief period of getting better, they find themselves regressing to old, unhelpful eating patterns. (more…)

June 3, 2012

Carpe Diem

That Latin phase, meaning sieze the day, has a special relevance for people suffering from eating disorders.

Today is the day to make changes. (more…)

May 25, 2012

Everything is Connected

Recently, I received an email from a woman who was very concerned about her sister. Her sister had had extreme symptoms of an eating disorder for many years. (more…)

May 16, 2012

Avoid Conflict Avoidance

Sitting in my office is a father of an adolescent girl who had severe anorexia. The anorexia had been compounded by the fact that the husband and wife were separated. The marriage fell apart when the husband announced that he had another woman and he was undecided where he wanted to go with his marriage.
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May 11, 2012

The Problem with the Best Friend

Following from our previous blog, women using their best friends to vent their relationship problems to can be a form of conflict avoidance and can increase problems within the partnership.

Women often tend to spend time with their girlfriends complaining about their partner. (more…)

April 28, 2012

The Marshmallow Mother

Describing her self as a “marshmallow,’” Cindy, a mother with a chronic eating disorder came to me with the complaint that she had no control over her four children. The more difficult they became, the more her eating problems worsened.
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April 17, 2012

Perfection is the Enemy

“Perfection is the enemy” is an old saying in business that can be both inspirational and a challenge. It is the same in eating disorders.
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April 3, 2012

Weight Restrictions for Models

Recently a reporter contacted me wanting my opinion regarding the recent weight regulations placed on fashion models in Israel. Read more: New Israeli law seeks to fight spread of eating disorders by banning super-thin models (more…)

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