Vulnerability: Too Much, Not Enough, or Just Right

Reposted from Eating Disorders Blog with permission. Adapted from original article by Angie Viets.   Thanks to Dr. Brene Brown’s 2010 TED talk, The Power of Vulnerability, there is a movement in our culture to embrace vulnerability, “whole-heartedly,” as Brene would say.  Her talk is one of the top five most viewed TED talks in the … Continued

Good sleep hygiene: Tips and tricks to get the zzz’s you need

By Georgie Lavan The National Sleep Foundation defines sleep hygiene as “a variety of different practices that are necessary to have normal, quality night time sleep and full daytime alertness” (National Sleep Foundation, 2016). With most adults requiring an average of seven to nine hours of sleep a night (Sleep Health Foundation, 2016), here are 15 … Continued

The effects of stonewalling on your relationship

By Georgina Lavan We all experience conflict in our relationships. It’s not pleasant, and whilst we’re out to make a point in the heat of the moment, we usually want to resolve the issue sooner rather than later. However, some couples go through what is considered to be a very destructive behaviour, and the second … Continued

Whitewashing beauty standards

By Georgina Lavan One of the many Vanity Fair Hollywood Issue covers lacking diversity Source: Buzzfeed Vanity Fair’s Hollywood Issue represents the shining stars of film and television, showing the year’s direction in the entertainment industry. The magazine, however, has been under criticism for many years for its lack of diversity. Actors of colour have … Continued

You’re wasting your time with waist trainers

By Georgina Lavan  Source: Marie Claire When we’ve hit a low in our body confidence and try to find a source of motivation, we often resort to social media to see what others are doing to get our mojo back, particularly as summer is setting in and the pressure to be swimsuit ready looms closer … Continued

The Value of Seeing a Dietitian in ED Recovery

By Remie Jaggard and Gabriella Barclay When an individual is in treatment for an eating disorder it is important to establish a team of professionals to help support a full recovery. There are many psychological, physical and social effects of having an eating disorder and therefore it is important to engage in treatment with professionals who … Continued

UNGLEICHGEWICHT (imbalance)

Hi there! I am an artist (half Finnish, half German) working mainly with photography. The central theme in my artistic work is the human body. Due to my personal eating-disorder experience I felt the need to work on that issue at some point in an candid and subtle way. Since for my understanding there are … Continued

Caring for Ourselves

By Deborah Etienne-Ward All too often we criticise our own bodies e.g. “too fat”, “too skinny”, “too short”, “too tall”, “legs are too big”, “stomach isn’t flat” and so forth. These criticisms make us feel shame. As a way to reduce the feeling of shame it is not uncommon for people to restrict their food … Continued

Why my diet isn’t working

By Deborah Etienne-Ward Height is largely determined by our genetics. Similarly, genetics also plays a large role in determining our weight (Silventoinen & Kaprio, 2009). We largely accept that there is variety between people in height; however, we tend to idealise a thin body shape and discriminate against other body shapes and weights. According to set … Continued