When we say yes when we mean no, we can end up feeling controlled, bullied, or used.
The first time I experienced restorative yoga was on a spa vacation celebrating my 50th birthday. After one class, I couldn’t wait to get back. It was an unbelievably healing and spiritual experience. In restorative yoga, props are used to help you hold postures and relax into them for longer, allowing the body to release […]
They say that addiction is a family disease, and food addiction is no exception. Addiction and recovery both happen in the context of a family system. Changing that dynamic requires delving into each person’s family of origin. This is not about blame, but it is about recognizing each person’s part in contributing to the eating […]
The White Picket Fence Foundation book groups offer people the opportunity to read, learn and grow together by discussing a book that explores issues about eating disorders. Our next event, for example, is about Geneen Roth’s newest book, which looks at the correlations between food, money and shopping. From Geneen Roth’s website, “Lost and Found, […]
If you’re ready to start a mindfulness or meditation practice, here are our favorite resources to guide you.
Here are some yoga resources for you to explore so you can apply the principles of yoga to your recovery from an eating disorder.
Life Without Ed is a book that I recommend to anyone who struggles with anorexia or bulimia. By creating a persona named Ed, representing the eating disorder, author Jenni Schaefer teaches the reader how to separate the person from the problem. I heard Jenni speak at a conference of the International Association of Eating Disorders […]
Here are a few recommended resources from the team at White Picket Fence Counseling Center. Erika suggests… Stand Up, Speak Out, and Talk Back: The Key to Assertive Behavior. By: Robert ALberti and Michael Emmons Super Girls Speak Out: Inside the Crisis of Overachieving Girls. By: Liz Funk Let It Go!: Breaking Free from Fear and […]
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Books Healing the Child Within: Discovery and Recovery for Adult Children of Dysfunctional Families by Charles L. Whitfield Growing Yourself Back Up: Understanding Emotional Regression by John Lee Growing Up Again: Parenting Ourselves and Parenting Our Children by Connie Dawson and Jean Illsley Clarke Necessary Losses: The Loves, Illusions, Dependencies, and Impossible Expectations That All […]