Why Can’t They Just Eat?

Does a consultant with lived experience to learn and understand levels of care and the varying types of programs available for eating disorder treatment exist? What kind of healing is available for families in these treatment facilities? Are there resources available to parents, caregivers and loved ones outside of treatment for their child of any… Continue reading… Why Can’t They Just Eat?

Would You Take Your Own Advice?

Earlier this year I posted on National Registered Dietitian (RDN) Day suggesting what I would have shared with my younger RDN self as I celebrate 30 years as a registered dietitian nutritionist this year. (Also 25 years as an NP! It’s a big year 🙂 In reflecting on this, I came upon a podcast featuring Carol Burnett. Julia… Continue reading… Would You Take Your Own Advice?

You Can Have It All And Not All At Once

‘You can have it all and not all at once.’ Have you heard this phrase before? I first heard it when I was 32 years old, newly divorced and a single parent to my son, then age 4. I was working to run a school based health center for both the Department of Public Health… Continue reading… You Can Have It All And Not All At Once

There was a little girl…

There was a little girlWho had a little curlRight in the middle of her foreheadWhen she was goodShe was very, very goodAnd when she was bad, she was horrid The above nursery rhyme, from what was initially a poem by Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, feels similar to an eating disorder for me.  If you’re ‘good’, you’re… Continue reading… There was a little girl…

Why I Took a Social Media Sabbatical (and Happy New Year!)

I have a love hate relationship with social media. Often I find it too stimulating and full of comparisons. Most of the time, it makes me miss my communities rather than feel like I’m surrounded by like minded folks. Because of my ambivalence, I took a ‘sabbatical’ from professional posting from August of 2023 through… Continue reading… Why I Took a Social Media Sabbatical (and Happy New Year!)