Two of the things that I have always admired about Carolyn Costin as a person and as a professional are (1) her patient dedication to implementing her vision of high quality, multifaceted care of people suffering from eating disorders; and (2) her commitment to understanding and changing the cultural contexts that generate and reinforce eating disorders, while making recovery an ongoing challenge. One arena in which I’d like to think these two aspects of Carolyn’s…

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The day after I read an article on “busyness,” a client happened to share an epiphany she’d had: Tired of hearing herself say how busy she is as if it would earn her a gold star on her forehead, she decided that putting herself under the gun 24/7 wasn’t such a hot idea and that she’d have a better chance of relaxing, caring for herself, and eating “normally” if she slowed down the pace of…

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