Movement and Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery 

Movement and Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery 

Physical activity offers many benefits such as improving physical health, reducing the risk of cardiovascular and metabolic diseases, and boosting mood1, 2. However, disordered eating often impacts one’s relationship with movement by making it excessive or punitive, and many individuals struggle to exercise in a way that supports their recovery. While incorporating mindful movement into…

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…

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…

How to Support Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holiday Season 

How to Support Loved Ones with Eating Disorders During the Holiday Season 

The holiday season is typically filled with joyous occasions spent with family, cozy nights indoors, and celebrations with delicious food. For people struggling with eating disorders, however, these winter months can bring about increased inner pain and turmoil as they navigate around meals and foods commonly enjoyed with family and friends. The stress of dealing…