My Interview with Jessie Diggins

I recently read Jessie Diggins’ book, Brave Enough, which is about her life, sport and recovery from an eating disorder. I have been captivated by her story ever since, which led me to want to interview her for EDAW. Jessie’s legacy is that she was the first to win a cross-country skiing gold medal for the United… Continue reading… My Interview with Jessie Diggins

There was a little girl…

There was a little girl  Who had a little curl Right in the middle of her forehead When she was good She was very, very good And 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… Continue reading… There was a little girl…

What Are Your Positive Touchpoints?

A couple of weeks ago in a session with a patient, I started to wonder if we could stop referencing the scale as a touchpoint, or a point of reference. While we do use weight, taken from the scale, as a scientific reference, and there is room for this information in certain areas, my strong… Continue reading… What Are Your Positive Touchpoints?

Intentions Aren’t Linear

Towards the end of last year I was intrigued to read and see many blogs, posts, and images reminding folks how many days we had left in 2018 and suggesting we end the year in a positive place. I took that to heart and went back to my own intentions for 2018 to try to… Continue reading… Intentions Aren’t Linear

The Noise of Summer

Remember the Don Henley song, ‘ The Boys of Summer’? In appointments with clients around Memorial Day each year, nearly everyone talks about their worries of wearing less clothing and bathing suits in particular. Also at this time, nearly every media outlet – social media, emails, commercials on tv and radio – is programed for… Continue reading… The Noise of Summer