My name is Irené Winterburn. I am an eating disorder, sexual abuse, physical and verbal abuse, twenty-year-cocaine-addict in recovery, and suicide survivor who lives with depression, bipolar disorder, and PTSD. I also suffer from sleep paralysis and fibromyalgia. Both my parents abandoned me by the age of two-and-a-half years old. I was put into a [...] Read More
Talking to a teen about bulimia can be challenging, as parents, teachers, coaches, or friends may not exactly know what to say about bulimia or how to say it in a way that feels supportive to the teen. We may need to talk with our teens about bulimia for various reasons — perhaps they come [...] Read More
Planned or unplanned, when life throws major life changes our way, adjusting can be incredibly difficult. Regardless of whether these changes are welcomed or not, it is still difficult to take the transition in stride. Unexpected Major Life Changes These are the life challenges that can send us reeling. Those moments when things are running smoothly, maybe [...] Read More
On college campuses across the states, thousands of women join sororities every year through a structured recruitment process: the sorority rush. The college sorority life provides a space for young women entering college to make lifelong friends, enjoy personal growth and enrichment, and engage in activities within their college community. On the other hand, sororities [...] Read More
There are an array of treatment options available for individuals struggling with disordered eating. Eating disorder support groups are one of those options. Like all treatment options, eating disorder support groups come with a unique set of pros and cons. One of the things about support groups is that everyone in the group can relate to [...] Read More
Eating disorders are associated with severe disturbances in people’s eating behaviors along with an unhealthy preoccupation with food, body weight, and self-image and body shape. Hence, each patient’s relationship with food and nutrition can play an influential role in the recovery process which is why it is essential to know how to evaluate a nutrition [...] Read More
An eating disorder can cause an immense toll on a relationship. Studies show that body dissatisfaction is negatively associated with marital concerns and “eating concerns in women are associated with less satisfaction, comfort, and closeness in romantic relationships .” These statistics can be scary when you and your spouse are working together to help them recover. But, [...] Read More
Finding an eating disorder therapist that is best for you is crucial in order to heal and recover from disordered eating fully. After all, it’s challenging to be vulnerable and do the work that’s needed for recovery if you don’t feel safe and connected with your therapist. For these reasons, it can be helpful to [...] Read More
Many symptoms of disordered eating create vicious cycles that can lead to a struggling individual feeling trapped. Isolation is absolutely one of these symptoms and can especially create a cycle when combined with Binge-Eating Disorder (BED) symptoms. It is important to learn how to break out of the Binge Eating Disorder and isolation cycle. Social Factors [...] Read More
Eating disorders are serious, fatal illnesses, associated with severe disturbances in disordered eating tendencies, and the related thoughts and emotions. This is why individual therapy and group therapy are key to recovery. Treating an eating disorder generally involves a combination of psychological and nutritional counseling, along with medical and psychiatric monitoring. Treatment must address the [...] Read More
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