Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

Navigating Disordered Eating in Latinx/e Culture 

“Latinx/e” is an inclusive term that rejects the gender binary whereas “Hispanic” refers to “people of Spanish-speaking origins.” Both terms generally refer to all ethnic groups in Latin America within the U.S and is often used to describe a population with a common cultural heritage and language.1    When considering the Latinx/e community, it is…

The Rules Of Eating In A Black Household 

The Rules Of Eating In A Black Household 

Food holds a profound significance in the Black community. Food symbolizes resilience and a sense of community, and is the centerpiece for celebratory gatherings. Despite the rich culture that food embodies, there is a complex and often overlooked issue – eating disorders. These disorders, though prevalent, are frequently silenced and misunderstood, which creates a barrier…

Using Positive Food Language to Promote a Healthy Relationship with Food 

Using Positive Food Language to Promote a Healthy Relationship with Food 

What is Positive Food Language?  The words we choose to use hold a lot of power and meaning, and this sentiment rings true for how we describe food as well. Associating certain foods or eating behaviors as “bad” can perpetuate feelings of guilt or shame around what we eat1. Positive food language is an idea…

Self-Compassion: A Coping Skill for Eating Disorder Recovery 

Self-Compassion: A Coping Skill for Eating Disorder Recovery 

While many people find it easy to treat others with compassion, it can be much more challenging to turn this compassion inwards. Developed by Dr. Kristin Neff, self-compassion is the practice of supporting oneself kindly and gently when experiencing difficulties.4 While responding to personal suffering with harsh criticism is often second nature, self-compassion takes a…