The Problem With Eating Disorders Starts With Us Moms

New Survey Reveals That 75% of Women Don’t Know Anyone in Long-Term Eating Disorder Recovery Last week, I saw an NBC “Today” show piece about how moms’ poor body image issues have had a major impact on how their daughters feel about the...

Does Alcohol Play a Role in Eating Disorder Recovery?

A new report from Washington University School of Medicine has a finding that isn’t a surprise to many of us who have dealt with addictions. Melissa Munn-Chernoff, a postdoctoral researcher published a study this week in the Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs noting...

When is it too early to go public? What are the risks of talking about addiction recovery before you have much of it yourself?

This week I received a Google alert about eating disorders that led me to a comprehensive television clip about older women with eating disorders, particularly in the Raleigh, NC area. On one hand, the piece was full of statistics and interviews with experts who accurately...

How Do Role Models Really Help Lead Us to Success?

In my year at the University of Pennsylvania’s Master of Applied Positive Psychology Program from 2005 to 2006, I learned a lot about the theories the undergird the science of happiness, success, motivation and optimism.  One of the most important ones I was exposed to was...