Life Time, Not Gym Time

Eight months into recovery and you find yourself, in so many ways, so much farther ahead than ever before.

Troy Roness

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...

Meet Megan, Debbie, & Bob

Whatever the form an eating disorder takes, the ulimate sacrifice is the same.

Facing Family Patterns: The Truth Behind Eating Disorders

Carl cringed, hearing the raised voices through the front door as he approached the house.

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.

“I’m just coping in my own way”

My chosen profession as a psychotherapist allows me to take many interesting journeys with my clients.

Eating Disorders: The Path to Whole-Person Healing

Though we all have unique human experiences, with emotional challenges that are manifested through a variety of conditions and circumstances, what we all share is a fundamental emotional truth that lies at the very heart of PBS’ This Emotional Life series.

Mary Bellofatto MA LMHC

Mary Bellofatto MA, LMHC, CEDS, NCC, TEP served as clinical director for one of the first residential treatment centers for eating disorders in Naples, Florida. She directed 42 eating disorder beds and 52 chemical dependency beds. Presently she owns and directs a training and consulting company that has worked with many of the national treatment centers for training, program development and consulting on Eating Disorders and addictions. Mary is a board member and secretary of the International Association of Eating Disorder Professionals.  Mary is...

Gregg Jantz Ph.D. CDP

Dr.  Jantz is a licensed mental health counselor, author of multiple books, speaker and founder of The Center for Counseling and Health Resources, Inc., a leading healthcare facility in Edmonds, Washington (  Utilizing a “whole-person” approach to recovery, The Center integrates emotional, relational, physical and spiritual components into long-term healing, personal growth and change.  People from all over the United States and internationally come to The Center for recovery from issues including depression, trauma, eating disorders, abuse and anxiety, integrating mental health, chemical dependency,...

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.

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