Eating Disorders Awareness Week 2024 – Healing in Community

Today marks the first day of Eating Disorders Awareness Week (EDAW) with this year’s theme, “Healing in Community.” Historically, during eating disorders (ED) awareness week, I’ve aimed my efforts at clinicians outside the ED profession. This year, I’m taking a different approach and speaking directly to those of us already treating EDs, because in order [...]

Eating Disorders Awareness: Increasing Awareness In and Out of the Field

What’s that saying? “Clean up your own backyard” before pointing your finger at somebody else’s. Something like that? It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week and I can’t stop thinking about that quote. Stay with me on this one. It’s Eating Disorders Awareness Week and: Eating disorders remain the most lethal of mental illnesses, second to death [...]

My Musings on National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Come as You Are. Think on that phrase for just a moment. Come. As. You. Are. What if we felt able to show up in all facets of our life exactly as we are? Not as we pretend to be. Not as we believe others want us to be. Not as external expectations demand we […]

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 […]