Category: MEDA

Navigating Ambivalence in Eating Disorder Recovery

Navigating Ambivalence in Eating Disorder Recovery by A Recovery Warrior in the Community Ambivalence is like being stuck in the middle of or vacillating between two opposing decisions. There’s hesitancy, uncertainty, and doubt. We’ve all been there before – confronted by the ultimate indecision. But recovery isn’t quite like choosing which restaurant to go to… Read more »

Dispelling Diet Culture Once and For All

Dispelling Diet Culture Once and For All by A Recovery Warrior in the Community Despite its pervasiveness in our society, “diet culture” is not an easy term to define because of the many facets it encompasses. That said, “diet culture” is a belief system that idolizes thinness and equates it with moral superiority and good… Read more »

Navigating Weight & Scale-Neutral Conversations With Your Doctor

Navigating Weight & Scale-Neutral Conversations With Your Doctor by Sara Remus, MEDA Social Media Manager While the concept of Health at Every Size (HAES) is slowly making its way into the medical field, finding HAES practitioners remains a struggle. While they do exist, they are still few and far between. That makes it all the… Read more »

TikTok and Its Effect On Your Teen

TikTok and Its Effect On Your Teen by Rebecca Manley, MS, CTC, CCTP, MEDA Founder Dieting is the most common precipitating factor in the development of an eating disorder. In the United States alone, 30 million people struggle with an eating disorder and every 62 minutes someone loses their life due to direct complications of… Read more »

What is self-compassion?

What is self-compassion? by Meagan Mullen, MA, MHC, MEDA Clinician Most of us are familiar with our inner critic—you know, the voice that seems to pipe up whenever you’ve made a mistake or feel like you’re not good enough. If you struggle with an eating disorder or another mental health issue, you’re probably pretty familiar… Read more »