Finances, Emotions and Binge Eating

Finances, Emotions and Binge Eating

The current pandemic has resulted in an increase in fears about financial security. People have been experiencing feelings of stress, failure and anxiety around money matters. Dr. Galen Buckwalter coined the term “financial PTSD” which may affect over 20% of the US...
Stress Builds Character

Stress Builds Character

Research has shown that toxic stress – for example adverse childhood experiences (prolonged and extreme stress without compensatory support) changes the brain – increasing risk for addictions, eating disorders and other mental and physical health issues....
Healthism

Healthism

Health, particularly behavioral health, has become bound up in morality.  The term for this is “healthism” based on a philosophy that everyone is responsible for their health but in a way that makes “healthy behaviors” seem to be more morally superior.  This is...
Coping during COVID 19

Coping during COVID 19

However you’re coping – even if it includes overeating or binging – do not judge yourself.  Grace is defined as “courteous goodwill.”  If you go to your default behavior of binging on cookies or stress management by chocolate, be kind to...