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Eating Disorders are NOT a Choice # EDAW 2017

Michale Cerswell flowed into my office weekly: startling perfume, jangling bracelets, long blond hair, bohemian scarves...  Her food logs were detailed and neat: so long and yet so devoid of calories and nutrients to feed her body.  I felt her pain and guilt of writing every word of every food on each page.  It was [...]

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Eating Disorders in Jewish Women

I had the privilege of going to an eating disorders conference at the Renfrew Centre in Philadelphia earlier this year. It was called ‘Feasting, Fasting and eating disorders in Jewish Women”. The presenters highlighted how much of Jewish culture, tradition and religion expresses itself through food – either eating or abstinence. For instance, there are [...]

New Year’s Resolutions… Ahimsa

It’s a month after New Year’s.  Did you make any resolutions?  Who were the ‘characters’ in the backdrop of your resolutions?  A whip? A whistle? A wagging finger?  Sadly, most resolutions are broken by Valentine’s Day.  It’s not surprising. The symbolic significance of New Year is incredibly positive and life-affirming – a time to reflect [...]

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