Five women and two men holding a sign that reads "We Are Marching for so many #MarchAgainst ED
    July 25, 2014
    Present Day

    My daughter spent almost five months in the UCSD Adolescent Eating Disorder Treatment Program in 2012 and six weeks in their adult program in 2013, after a relapse. She continues to check in with her …

    Happy Family at a wedding
    July 24, 2014
    FBT What?

    Family Based Treatment (FBT) understands this truth: recovery from an eating disorder cannot be made without full weight restoration and ongoing full nutrition. There is another important acknowledgem…

    Line drawing of an elephant
    July 23, 2014
    Down the Rabbit Hole

    I am fond of prefacing conversations about eating disorders with: “If, everything you know about eating disorders you learned from an ABC Afterschool Special or Lifetime TV movie, you don’t know a…

    Smiling teenage girl on a beach
    July 22, 2014
    When Choice Isn’t A Choice

    Long before I knew the term “disordered eating,” I knew its environment. My stunningly beautiful mother maintained her perfectly-proportioned, svelte figure with Carnation Instant Breakfast, cigar…

    Whit Picket Fence with yellow flowers in the background
    July 21, 2014
    Taking the Road you Never Wished to Travel

    Intellectually, we know John Lennon nailed it, “ Life is what happens to you when you are busy making other plans.” Truly owning that sentiment is something else. For me, an inveterate planner (ri…