Troy is a twenty-three year old male exercise/eating disorder survivor and advocate originally from North Dakota. It wasn't until he was nearly twenty years of age he realized his exercise habits and eating patterns had completely taken control of his life. Following his guest appearance on the 'Dr. Phil Show' in January 2009, Troy entered a residential eating disorder facility for an 81-day treatment regimine. After his return home, Troy realized he hadn't conquered all of the inner demons that had subconciously robbed him...
Facing Family Patterns: The Truth Behind Eating Disorders
Carl cringed, hearing the raised voices through the front door as he approached the house.
Imperfection? Yes, please!
For lack of a better phrase, “It’s okay not to be okay.”
Rising Everytime We Fall
“Treat people as if they were what they ought to be and you will help them become what they are capable of becoming."
Eating Disorders in the Midst
As I watched This Emotional Life , I found myself overwhelmed with many emotional challenges people face and the numerous mental health diagnoses that seem on the rise.
Addicted to Living
"You will recognize your own path when you come upon it, because you will suddenly have all the energy and imagination you will ever need."
Lynn Grefe's professional career has centered on issues, advocacy and solutions, using communication tools at every level. She has worked for state government in the criminal justice system; the private sector for a variety of corporate and non-profit clients on legislative and policy issues; moved into the non-profit political arena for women's reproductive health issues for eight years; and, in 2003 was named Chief Executive Officer of the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA). In her current position as C.E.O.,Ms. Grefe is charged with growing NEDA...
Body Mass Confusion
On the heels of fashion week comes National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, February 21-27.. That certainly sounds like a contradiction, one week beautiful fashions hung, in most cases, on extremely beautiful but overly thin women and teens.
It’s No Choice: I’m Not Who I Was
Don’t base life on someone else’s standards, viewpoints, or expectations. You are you.
“I’m just coping in my own way”
My chosen profession as a psychotherapist allows me to take many interesting journeys with my clients.