Here's a clip from the interview I did with Huffington Post Live last month regarding eating disorders in men. You can watch the full interview segment here:
Here’s a clip from my interview last month with Huffington Post Live about eating disorders in men. You can watch the full segment here.
(Fitspo) was never about health – it’s all about body image, and assumption that you are (or should be) dissatisfied with the way you look. The only way to have any kind of standard, though, is to compare your body to other bodies, because if we all looked identical, it wouldn’t be an issue, right? Comparing yourself to others, though, is a surefire way to never, ever be satisfied with what you have or how you look.
Finally found time to get a new post up. You can read the full article here
A friend who was about to go into inpatient treatment for the second or third time asked me if I thought she was a failure for ‘not succeeding’ the previous attempts. I told her no, because there’s a huge difference between ‘failure’ and ‘not succeeding.’ The only failure in my book is not finding the courage to try. A lot of the time, that means setting aside our pride and our own self-perceptions of how we ‘should’ be able to do this or that without assistance, and that can take a whole lot of courage.
Excerpt from my latest post. You read can read it here
If you found out that your spouse or child had diabetes or cancer, it would be helpful to read up on it to be a better source of support for their health. They’ll obviously be learning a lot about whatever their health diagnosis is, because they’re the ones that have to live with it, so it seems a natural continuation that educating yourself on the subject is a good place to start if you want to be helpful to them. Why should an eating disorder be any different? The friends I had who took the time to gain a better understanding of what I was going through were the ones who made the biggest difference.
A lot of people ask me how to approach or support someone with an eating disorder. You hear a lot of things about what NOT to do, but not much is said about the alternatives to the reflex responses. Here’s a starting off point for beginning that conversation. Full post here.