• Improving Digestion Without Obsession

    Crystal Longo Savoy wrote this post on digestion while interning with me. You can follow her on Instagram. Marci has written about the intersection of digestive disorders and eating disorders previously in this blog post.  Because they are so closely intertwined and prevalent in the Eating Disorder (ED) population, we wanted to give you some simple […]

  • The Body Image Tour: Lessons Learned

    Traveling across the United States, training clinicians on body image work with my Aussie side-kick, Fiona Sutherland, was not something I ever envisioned for myself. In fact, just about everything I’ve done in my career thus far fits under the category of “things I never envisioned.” But the process of developing and giving this training […]

  • One Man’s Journey to Love His Body

    In the spirit of body image healing, my dear friend, Alex Amorosi, has graciously accepted my invitation to share his story. Alex is a masterful yoga instructor, trainer, and healer. And I have no doubt that his personal journey of body image healing will inspire your own. Thank you Alex. I’m not quite sure how […]

  • Let’s Get Real

    Monday marked the start of the annual Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) and I thought long and hard about what I could say that might feel meaningful to each of you. Many of you know an awful lot about eating disorders because you treat them or have suffered from one. An eating disorder has touched you in some […]

  • What a Fat Person Needs – A Life Lesson

    You guys have seen me write A LOT about the problems of weight stigma. I even developed a free short guide for practitioners on how to provide non-stigmatizing care. But I understand that terms are often thrown around and their true meaning can seem vague or unclear. You may have even asked yourself, “What does […]

  • But I Hate My Body…Cracking the Code on Body Acceptance

    Are you considering the notion of body acceptance. Or perhaps someone in your life is urging you to consider body acceptance. Maybe you have heard the word body acceptance and thought to yourself, “Why in the world would I accept THIS body?” Body acceptance is a super challenging idea for nearly everyone. We have been […]

  • Dismantling Stigma One Word at a Time

    The words we use matter A LOT! They carry far more meaning than their simple definition might imply. I find that, as I work with both clients and clinicians on dismantling internalized weight stigma, many feel overwhelmed and intimated by the linguistics of it all. Learning to speak and process in a non-stigmatizing way is […]

  • Sugar Addiction: A Summary Of The Science

    With Valentine’s Day around the corner and New Year’s Resolutions just behind us, I figured it was as good a time as any to talk about the concept of food addiction or more specifically, sugar addiction. I have been interested in the science of food addiction for about 6 years now. My interest stems from […]

  • My One Word For 2018: Balance

    During my teen and college years, I was a bit obsessed with resolution setting. Every January, I would set aside time to create a list of resolutions organized by category, sub-category, and sometimes even due dates… Flash forward many years and I no longer make resolutions. I’m curious – do you make resolutions at the […]

  • The Most Important Thing My Clients Taught Me This Year

    Day after day, hour after hour, I listen to the intimate details of my clients’ lives. I love this part of my job and I am consistently struck by two truths: Being a human is HARD. If you had my job, you’d be less harsh with yourself. You would be able to see your struggles […]