Editor's Note

I'd like to take this opportunity to introduce myself in my new role as the "editor" of the new eatingdisordersblogs.com. I have a strong interest in supporting discussions about how clinicians and researchers can best communicate in the service of providing the highest quality of care to our clients and their families. That's the main focus of my work at Monte Nido, and I am excited to be a part of this project because it's an important way to keep that discussion going, just on a much broader basis. I'll be writing an "Editor's Note" each month to highlight some of the most interesting posts. I hope you'll visit weekly and become an active part of this community... Read More

Recent Posts


Pushing or Being Pulled Forward

There’s a big difference between pushing ourselves forward and being pulled toward the future, our goals, or our passions. Can you sense the difference? I’m known among my clients for pestering them about their use of words like “should,” “shouldn’t,” and “need to” in making choices and I’ve written about these external motivators in articles, […]


Exhausted cross country skiiers at the finish line of the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics epitomize the grit you need to get into long-term recovery from an eating disorder Do You Have Enough Grit to Get Into Long-Term Recovery?

When I was in “early” recovery – which I now define as the first five years of overcoming my 7-year cycle of bulimic binging and purging, I didn’t really know if full recovery was an option because nobody knew anyone who had achieved that goal.  I knew lots of people in my self-help group who […]


Perception Is Reality – The Importance Of Validating Your Loved One’s Emerging Voice

“Be honest with me.” At one time or another those 4 words have been directed to all of us by a parent, a sibling, a friend, a lover, a spouse – maybe even a teacher or boss.  And, if you’re like me, you’ve probably said them a time or two (thousand) yourself to some of […]


Focusing on the Facts

What Ed doesn't know won't kill him. But what we don't know just might kill us. If we don't know that we can, will, are even now surviving what is potentially the toughest challenge life will ever hand us – on any level – then our efforts will forever stay at half mast. We can […]