This story begins in 1962 when I developed Anorexia Nervosa. Back then there was no Eating Disorder Awareness Week,  or anything at all, to help my family understand the illness that had developed in my mind. For more than 40 years, the bully eating disorder kept me prisoner, destroyed relationships, almost took my life. Luckily along the way I met several people who believed in me, the real 'June' beyond the illness, and guided me to recovery.

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When most disregulated eaters think about genes, they look at them as static predeterminants of body weight, but there is more going on than meets the eye. Did you know that you can actually change your cellular structure by exercising?

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There’s a fine line between sharing intense negative feelings, called venting, and their morphing into gripes and grumbles that seem to have a life of their own. The former is a useful way to manage emotions in the short-term, while the latter actually adds considerably to emotional distress. Therefore, it pays to be able to distinguish between the two.

Read More Venting versus Complaining

I was talking with a client who complained about having problems, yet felt she built her self-esteem around solving them. Her thinking made me realize that disregulated eaters often seem stuck on this merry-go-round. If you too are on it, it’s time to get off.

Read More Having Problems to Solve Them

Ed is such a bad actor. There really is no other way to say it. He is always sighing, moping around and doing his best to imitate his favorite Oscar-winning actress …. (imagine fake cheesy motherly accent) "Oh, there is just no hope. Just LOOK at how long you've been struggling to recover! I wish I knew what else I could do to help, but…… (another loud, dramatic sigh) ….." Oh, Ed, give it a…

Read More Your Life is YOURS (not the eating disorder’s)

Here’s your pop quiz for today: 1) Is there a correlation between how frequently you think about losing weight and the shedding of pounds? 2) Is there a correlation between how desperately you want to lose weight and losing it? 3) Does focusing, or worse, obsessing about losing weight actually help you lose it?

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