Why I Won’t Let My Son Buy A Fitbit–Even With His Own Money

Why I Won’t Let My Son Buy A Fitbit–Even With His Own Money

As you probably know, activity tracking devices, like the Fitbit, are extremely popular fitness tools. For adults, such devices can be very useful in maintaining motivation for physical activity and in helping individuals with sedentary lifestyles to increase activity...

Is Your Teen Addicted to Dieting? Try a Social Media Fast

Is Your Teen Addicted to Dieting? Try a Social Media Fast

Is your teen constantly scrolling through Instagram and Snapchatting with friends?  Does social media create a lot of drama in your house?  Do you find your child trolling various social media platforms for fitspo and obsessively following diet obsessed social media...

Chilled…. To The Bone

Chilled…. To The Bone

Netflix has recently premiered To The Bone, a movie about eating disorders. It is impossible to create a film on this topic that isn’t certain to inspire both praise and criticism. Interestingly, eating disorder specialists were not permitted access to the film prior...

It Only Works If You Work It: What It Takes to Make Treatment Work

It Only Works If You Work It: What It Takes to Make Treatment Work

Are you watching your diet? Trying to eat "clean"? Are you a paleo afficionado or a devotee of the Whole 30? Even if you are none of these, do you have a special eating plan aimed at managing your weight?  Does your child have an eating disorder?  Do they mimic your...

Parents As Agents Of Change

Parents As Agents Of Change

Traditional treatment for eating disorders often excluded parents and families and even blamed them for creating the illness. In contrast to these, family based treatment for eating disorders (FBT) sees parents and families as a crucial part of the solution. In FBT,...

Parents As Agents Of Change

One More Bite Of One More Bite

Are you concerned that your child might have an eating disorder?If she does, do you feel like it is your fault?Have you been revisiting every conversation, trying to identify how things went so wrong?Does your family’s life revolve around food and eating? If you are...

4 Steps to Getting Back Your Body, Mind and Spirit after Baby

4 Steps to Getting Back Your Body, Mind and Spirit after Baby

Hi there! It is so nice to be back to the blog after a bit of a hiatus. Although I have not been posting here recently about Family Based Treatment (FBT) for eating disorders, I have been digging in very, very deep. I have developed exciting new programs that offer to...

8 Steps To Becoming The Most Beautiful You

8 Steps To Becoming The Most Beautiful You

Jennifer Lopez. Drew Barrymore. Gywneth Paltrow. Reese Witherspoon. Hilary Duff. Heidi Klum. Victoria Beckham. Mariah Carey. Uma Thurman. Claire Danes. What does this diverse group of women have in common? 1. They are women.2. They are celebrities.3. They are...