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Facing COVID-19

What a time we are having right now. With so much uncertainty, worry, and unsettling information via social media, the news, AND with...

Mid-Life Crisis or Time for Self Care?

Do you ever wonder if your life could be better, if you could have more energy, or if you could feel happier? Do you question whether...

Transition to Fall

Fall in Bloomington can be a wonderful time of year—the leaves are changing color, and there is the cool and crisp feel to the air....

Vacations

I am getting ready to go on vacation and can remember the days when I had an eating disorder and when vacations were oftentimes stressful...

Men and Eating Disorders

I am writing about a group that often is overlooked in terms of having eating disorders… Men! Out of those brave men who have been...

Nine Truths About Eating Disorders

The Academy for Eating For Eating Disorders, a group of professionals to which I belong, produced nine truths about eating disorders. In...

Winter Blues

So it’s the middle of January, the holidays are over, and the beginning of the New Year has arrived. Sometimes people feel hopeful about...

Holiday Stress

It’s November, and I remember years ago when I was in college how I would dread the upcoming holiday of Thanksgiving—the one holiday that...

Tips for Eating Healthfully

Thinking ahead Plan your meals for the day: write down what you attempt to have for breakfast, lunch, or dinner. Try not to eat large...

Transitioning to College

I have been working with students at Indiana University for the past twenty years. Watching the transition from home to a university...

Anxiety and Depression

Eating disorders are emotional disorders, and are not just about eating. People with eating disorders might have depression and/or...

Warm Weather

Warm weather is upon us (hopefully) and for most people it means a happy time. For a large portion of my clients who have eating...

Hydration

Warmer weather is around the corner, so staying hydrated is very important.  People who have eating disorders may be involved in one or...

Alternatives to Behaviors

Having an eating disorder is not easy. Resisting the urge to purge, restrict food, over-exercise, and emotionally eat, can be very...