Eating Disorders On The Rise After A Year Of Uncertainty And Isolation

NPR’s Ari Shapiro talks with eating disorders specialist Nooshin Kiankhooy about how to address concerns of disordered eating in oneself and others after what was a triggering year for many. Hear the interview and read the whole transcript here!

Maslow’s Hierarchy of Unmet Needs: Eating Disorder Edition

If you’re familiar with Maslow’s hierarchy of needs, you’ve probably seen this image before: Eating disorders cut to the heart of Maslow’s hierarchy, as they jeopardize both sets of basic needs: physiological and safety needs. They completely disrupt our relationship with food and can sometimes jeopardize our water intake as well (either by drinking too… Read more »

New Year, New Me?: A Fed-Up Client Talks about New Year’s Resolutions

At this time of the year, New Year’s resolutions are incredibly popular, but for folks in the eating disorder community, this poses many problems, as most of these resolutions revolve around weight loss and dieting. To understand more about the impact of resolutions on people working toward recovery from their eating disorders, Kate interviewed an… Read more »

Eating Disorders Among Marginalized Groups

When many people think of someone struggling with an eating disorder, they think of a thin, white, upper-middle-class girl, probably in her teens or early 20s, who fears weight gain and exercises constantly. While this is the experience of some people with eating disorders, this stereotype often hurts many others who are struggling with eating… Read more »

The Other Kind of ED in Men

On Tuesday night’s episode of the Bachelorette, Ben talked about how he struggled with an eating disorder for over ten years (see this link from a segment on Good Morning America about it!). For many viewers, I’m sure they were surprised to hear this, as many people think of eating disorders as something that impact… Read more »

A Guide on How to Survive the Holidays with Grace and Good Cheer Part I

The holiday season is fast approaching and you know what that means! Unwanted comments about your body and appearance from Aunt Karen, a play-by-play of what you’ve already eaten so far from Uncle Joe, and your mother asking “haven’t you eaten enough?” as soon as you even consider gathering the courage to go for seconds… Read more »

Dear Therapists: I SEE YOU.

This is an open letter to all mental health professionals who have been working throughout the pandemic, holding the anxiety of others while trying to manage our own, watching the isolation chip away at clients’ progress, feeling the Zoom Drain both physically and mentally.  We all went into this line of work because we wanted… Read more »

A Mental Health Guide for Pandemic Brides

If you’re a bride who was supposed to (or still is) getting married in 2020, you’re probably feeling the emotional burden right now. Full disclosure: I say this as a pandemic bride myself, so I feel your pain. No one prepared us for the emotional rollercoaster that has been preparing for a wedding in the… Read more »

“Self-Care” in an Uncertain World

Almost across the board, I have seen an increase in overall anxiety in my clients as the coronavirus takes over the United States. As more businesses close and people are forced to stay home, routines will be upended, family dynamics will intensify and normal life will be put on pause. In times like this, self-care… Read more »