Samantha Bothwell, LMFT, is a licensed Marriage and Family Therapist, writer, explorer, and lipstick aficionado. She became a therapist after doing her own healing work so she could become whole after spending many years living with her mind and body disconnected. She has focused her clinical work to support the healing process of survivors of sexual violence and eating disorders. She is passionate about guiding people in their return to their truest Self so they can live their most authentic, peaceful life.
Eating disorders are a mental health condition. Eating disorders can be difficult to recover from, especially if someone experiences another mental health condition at the same time. Some people deal with depression and an eating disorder. These conditions can feed into each other and are often linked. What is Depression? Depression is a mental illness [...] Read More
Anorexia nervosa is one of the deadliest mental illnesses.  Anorexia is an eating disorder characterized by an intense fear of gaining weight or becoming fat. As a result, people with anorexia severely restrict their food intake. While anorexia can be difficult to recover from, it’s possible. What is Anorexia Recovery? Research shows that many [...] Read More
Someone is diagnosed with bradycardia when they have an abnormally low heart rate. This signals that the heart isn’t functioning as it should—which can be life threatening. There are different reasons why someone can develop this condition. Eating disorders, especially anorexia nervosa, is one reason why someone may develop this heart condition.  What is [...] Read More
Anorexia nervosa is one of the deadliest mental health conditions.  Anorexia can wreak havoc on someone’s physical and emotional health. Finding ways to recover from this eating disorder is crucial. You may feel embarrassed about needing help or not know how to find treatment. This can lead you to wonder if you can recover [...] Read More
There is never just one thing that causes an eating disorder. Eating disorders are complex mental health diagnoses that often manifest as a result of a combination of environmental and emotional factors. However, poor body image is a risk factor for developing an eating disorder . Social media is known to influence body image . [...] Read More
Winter can be a challenging season for many people. It’s not surprising that with less sunshine, and more time spent indoors, people may be left feeling depressed, lonely, or bored. Binge eating may be one way to cope with this. What is Binge Eating? A binge is different than overeating. Everyone overeats from time to [...] Read More
Anorexia nervosa is one of the deadliest mental illnesses. This is because of the impact it can have on the body. There’s a wide range of physical consequences that can come from severe food restriction, but some are more serious than others. This post will go over these risks. But first, we’ll go over what [...] Read More
There’s a lot of pressure on athletes to be able to physically perform to the best of their ability. This can increase the risk of developing an eating disorder. This post will cover which athletes are more likely to struggle. Athletes & Eating Disorder Statistics Here are some facts and statistics about eating disorders in [...] Read More
Eating disorders impact people regardless of age, gender, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic status. Even though eating disorders impact people from all populations, there are certain groups of people who are more at risk for developing an eating disorder. This post will discuss some of the groups who are more likely to have an [...] Read More
Eating disorders are serious mental illnesses. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate of any mental illness . It’s helpful to understand when an eating disorder is most likely to develop because it’s an important risk factor to be aware of. This post will go over when someone is most likely to develop an eating [...] Read More
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