March 6, 2017

Media and the Mirror

Media and the Mirror A young girl in her mid-teens stares at a mirror, a wounded look in her eyes as she dissects the reflection looking […]
September 30, 2016

Eating their words

While there are many forms of bullying, the type that directly attacks a child’s weight is proven to have harmful, even life-threatening effects that can manifest […]
September 10, 2016

Organic or Not?

What to consider when making the decision to go organic. With organic foods becoming a mainstay in our grocery stores and markets, parents now have more […]
August 29, 2016

Not so simple

The hardest part of having a child or family member with an eating disorder is the longevity of the disease. Dads especially are used to going […]
August 22, 2016

“When I’m FULLY Recovered…”

For years now, I have touted the beautiful, undeniable truth that anyone struggling to overcome an eating disorder has the ability to achieve full, sustainable recovery.  […]
May 20, 2016

Perfect Body at All Costs

The drive for the ideal body shape and size is so strong that some will undergo risky, expensive surgeries to help achieve the body they want. […]
May 6, 2016

Dangers Of Dieting

Being ridiculed by family members or looking different from peers can contribute tokids’ unhappiness with their bodies.   “Body image dissatisfaction is associated with depression, low […]
April 22, 2016

Lead By Example

You’re sprawled out on the couch, one hand on the TV remote, the other hand digging into a half-empty bag of potato chips in between swigs […]
April 8, 2016

A Mother’s Story

The battle against anorexia puts one mother’s life in a new direction.   Two years ago, Sandy Rautio had it all: a wonderful husband, four healthy […]