How social media contributes to FOMO

By Georgina Lavan Source: NUBI You’ve travelled to work/school to find that you’ve left your phone at home. That sickening feeling rises in your stomach – “how am I going to check my Facebook/Instagram/Snapchat today?” Welcome to the world of FOMO, the acronym for ‘fear of missing out’. The Oxford Dictionary defines FOMO as “anxiety … Continued

Making friends as an adult

By Georgina Lavan Making new friends as an adult is hard! When you’re working full time and trying to catch up with the friends you currently have via weddings, baby showers and birthdays, you’re spending all your time doing the obligatory events before even saying “I want to see you” for a movie or a … Continued

Boosting Positive Body Image

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Laura Cipullo. Take a moment this week to focus more on the positive, forget black and white thinking, and exercise your passion with this inspirational blog post! More on the Positive – Instead of focusing on weight, scales or muscles, think about the positive characteristics … Continued

Why Do I Swell Up? Dehydration, Edema, and the Effects of Purging (Vomiting, Laxatives, and/or Diuretics)

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Dr. Jennifer Gaudiani. As you all know—and hopefully the rest of the world understands better after National Eating Disorder Awareness Week—eating disorders come in all shapes and sizes. Those who purge—either through vomiting or laxative/diuretic abuse—might meet criteria for anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, or … Continued

MINDFULNESS, YOGA AND EATING DISORDER RECOVERY

The following blog was written by Jodi Strock as part of YBIC’s monthly column that highlights how the practice of yoga can be an integral component in the effective treatment of and on-going recovery from eating disorders and disordered eating. As a mental health professional, yogi, and someone who had once struggled with an eating disorder I wanted … Continued

16 stories to warm your heart

By Georgina Lavan Sometimes, when we’re having a crappy day, all we need is that perfect story or meme to turn our frown upside down. To give you a quick boost of pleasure today, here are some tales that will make you smile with glee! Source: Popsugar 1. Kuma, is a Shih Tzu-Pekingese from Japan … Continued