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For the last couple of weeks I have been in Mexico doing workshops. One of the workshops that I presented was on Eating Disorders. During this workshop, a woman (Mercedes*) from the audience came to be and said that she would like to present her family to the workshop participants. I tried to dissuade her for confidentiality concerns, but she persisted saying that she felt it would be helpful for herself and to the other members of her family.
As you read this website, we hope that there are certain ideas that jump out at you.
Most importantly, we hope that the idea of being the master or mistress of your own life, and addressing issues as they emerge, strikes you, and grabs you. It can be difficult to have a clear perspective on our own lives at times, and it can be difficult to make a stand when things are not the way we wish them to be.
Employing an over-used metaphor from the famous movie, another perfect storm occurs in eating disorders.
No one can deny the cultural “value” in Western culture for women to be thin and have the “perfect body”. As I have said many times on this website, there is more to the development of eating disorders than just cultural values. (more…)
There is a profound relationship between people feeling good about themselves and their being able to control their eating disorder. If the relationships in your life are making you feel bad, the eating disorder is exacerbated. When there are irritations in our lives, in terms of relationships, our ideas about our physical body change and the desire to lose weight, one way or the other, emerges. (more…)
With the Northern hemisphere summer aproaching, Jaqueline Wilson warns that women with eating disorders should be on guard against bulimia triggered by the swimsuit season. (more…)
This New York Times article is interesting. From our point of view, there is always the hope that anorexia or bulimia won’t recur.
However Abby Ellin has a different perspective: (more…)
American actress Demi Lovato told 20/20 recently that schoolyard bullying led to over-eating when she was eight. (more…)
For people suffering from eating disorders, Social Networking technology provides a new and greater opportunity to support one another, invaluable in beating back the eating disorder “beast”. (more…)
There is a relationship between problematic relationships, procrastination about unpleasant tasks and the desire to purge and or compulsively overeat. (more…)