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Ten Reasons You Are Going To Want to Read the New F.E.A.S.T. Nutrition Booklet
Ten reasons to love the new Nutrition Booklet for parents just published by F.E.A.S.T.: 10. The title is very clever* 9. Finally, parents have an authoritative, concise, hand to your doctor or skeptical others, source that explains why "food is medicine" 8....
Ten reasons to love the new Nutrition Booklet for parents just published by F.E.A.S.T.: 10. The title is very clever* 9. Finally, parents have an authoritative, concise, hand to your doctor or skeptical others, source that...
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Boston, AED Conference, here I come!
Looking forward to flying to Boston this week for the Academy for Eating Disorders conference . I could tell you that it is all about the science but I'd be lying. A lot of people I look forward to catching up with especially because I am so out of the loop...
Looking forward to flying to Boston this week for the Academy for Eating Disorders conference. I could tell you that it is all about the science but I'd be lying. A lot of people I look forward to catching up with especially ...
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Laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you.
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Published today!
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Trolls, attacks, and swarming
I have my share of antagonistic commenters on this blog. Some are condescending and others downright nasty. I don't have to publish them but I do, with rare exception, on the principle that sunlight is the best disinfectant. We really can't afford to not he...
I have my share of antagonistic commenters on this blog. Some are condescending and others downright nasty. I don't have to publish them but I do, with rare exception, on the principle that sunlight is the best disinfectant. ...
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Speak now or forever hold your... stomach in at the office
Seriously, though, posted by request and very happily: We are asking for letters describing negative experiences and outcomes related to corporate wellness programs and people with EDs of any type or stories from treatment providers describing the impact th...
Seriously, though, posted by request and very happily: We are asking for letters describing negative experiences and outcomes related to corporate wellness programs and people with EDs of any type or stories from treatment p...
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missing my flat whites already!
As I pack for the AED conference (why don't I just get all my clothes in a single color in multiples and simplify? why do I feel the need for so many changes of shoes?) I realize that I will not get my daily Flat White delivered to my desk by hubby in the a...
As I pack for the AED conference (why don't I just get all my clothes in a single color in multiples and simplify? why do I feel the need for so many changes of shoes?) I realize that I will not get my daily Flat White delive...
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Scarlett, I get you.
So, you are a parent out there who has finally reached the top of the infamous "sand hill" and your loved one is really getting better after a difficult illness. It's been hard, you are immensely grateful for the support and information you've had along the...
So, you are a parent out there who has finally reached the top of the infamous "sand hill" and your loved one is really getting better after a difficult illness. It's been hard, you are immensely grateful for the support and ...
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The Auldton Laughing Club
What's this, Laura? Not one book published today but TWO?  This one, for fiction fans , brings me back to my writing roots as a small town columnist. The Auldton Laughing Club "The peculiar story of an odd small place: Where secrets are kept in plain sight....
What's this, Laura? Not one book published today but TWO?  This one, for fiction fans, brings me back to my writing roots as a small town columnist. The Auldton Laughing Club "The peculiar story of an odd small place:...
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The Specific Scent of Snakes
Well, my friends, it's a big day. My book, The Specific Scent of Snakes , is in print and available for sale. The story of getting it published is another story altogether, for another day. If you like my other writing, about mental health, then I hope you'...
Well, my friends, it's a big day. My book, The Specific Scent of Snakes, is in print and available for sale. The story of getting it published is another story altogether, for another day. If you like my other writing, abo...
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My child hates her body. What did I do wrong?
I was raised in a family and a community that was all about diversity and self-esteem and empowerment. In that era it was about women throwing off the shackles of sexist oppression of our bodies and roles, and racist ideas about intellect, and conformist vi...
I was raised in a family and a community that was all about diversity and self-esteem and empowerment. In that era it was about women throwing off the shackles of sexist oppression of our bodies and roles, and racist ideas ab...
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Dr. Michael Levine, a thoughtful and well-known proponent of ED prevention efforts, asks a good question: Does Eating Disorder Prevention Work? His recent series of posts is fascinating and rich, but has many layers that I fi...
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