Category: Partner

You Are Not Your Eating Disorder

By Sydney Keller, Mental Health Worker at Monte Nido Eating Disorder Center of Boston I have come across handfuls of clients that feel the only way they have ever identified themselves is through their eating disorder. The number on the scale, the size of their jeans, the amount of times they have been in treatment,… Read more »

A Letter to Your Healing Self

By Amy Klimek MA, LPC, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls When individuals leave treatment they are often asked to write a letter to themselves in recovery. As a clinician, this would be my letter to such a person: Dear … Your eating disorder once was considered a friend, a protector, a shield to guard… Read more »

Sometimes It’s More Than Just a Midnight Snack

By Rogers Memorial Hospital Night eating syndrome, or repeatedly waking up to eat food, even after an evening meal, shouldn’t just be shrugged off as your “midnight snack.” Regular night eating can upset social or occupational relationships, or even impair your daily functioning due to lack of restorative sleep. Night eating can also disrupt your… Read more »

The Story Behind Recovery

By Amy M. Klimek, MA, LPC Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls Recovery is very meaningful to two groups of people: those striving to achieve recovery and those close to them, mostly made up of both family and friends. Each person is living and breathing their own recovery journey. From the person who is struggling… Read more »

Count Your Happiness, Not Your Calories

By Amy M. Klimek, MA. LPC Eating Disorder Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls The diet industry thrives on making you feel bad about yourself while tempting you to change your body. The inviting language of the diet industry will question your worth, asking “Am I good enough? Attractive enough? What else can I change about who… Read more »