Remember when you were a kid and food was just food? Remember when you would eat when you were hungry and stop when you were full? Eating the whole piece of cake was never a big deal, and sometimes you left half on the plate. Sometimes you would want an apple instead of a cookie. [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Dec 20, 2012
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 23, 2012
When people tell me after just a few weeks of being in treatment that they are completely better, and ready to go home and do it on their own, I shutter. They look at me smiling and say thanks for all the wonderful help, and now they are ready to jump back into their lives [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on May 10, 2012
When was the last time you let loose? When was the last time you let your hair down? When was the last time you went on a road-trip? When was the last time you painted you toes red or wore a sexy little black dress? When was the last time you baked something for just you? [...]
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Dec 21, 2011
Studies have shown that while college students are one of the groups that are most prone to developing an eating disorder, they’re surprisingly also some of the least educated when it comes to identifying the signs of eating disorders. The study, done by Ashlee Hoffman, a University of Cincinnati doctoral student, observed disordered eating in [...]
EATING DISORDERS TREATMENT: I ORDERED SOME “PATIENCE” 37 YEARS AGO…AND I’M STILL WAITING FOR IT TO ARRIVE.
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Dec 19, 2011
OK…I have heard many quotes on patience. There’s the standard “Patience is a virtue” or “Patience is a passion tamed”… or how about my favorite, ” The secret to patience is doing something else in the meantime.”? Something else in the meantime..are you serious?..you have got to be kidding me??…how about tearing every single strand [...]
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 15, 2011
One day you finally have Enough!!…and you know what you have to do. Despite the “voices” around you shouting bad advice, burning a hole inside your head, you simply…LET GO!
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 13, 2011
I love to shop for shoes. There I said it, not like most of my friends, relatives, or anybody who has seen my feet in the last 24 hours didn’ t know that. It’s probably one of my favorite things to do in the whole world. I own…well lets just say a lot of them. I shop for them all the time, but no much more so then when I am lonely, then when I am bored, or when I am completely pissed off at somebody. I would say that most of my shoes are what I have coined “retail therapy”, and chances are if you…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Aug 04, 2011
If the modern average woman could somehow track down a time machine and transport herself to Florence in the 1400′s she might feel a tad bit more comfortable with her body. She might actually not skip the butter at the breakfast table, the cream in her coffee, or order her salad dressing on the side. Skinny Jeans would have been outlawed and deemed illegal, because having a curvaceous figure was what was in – what was beautiful – what was, should we say [clears throat]…realistic?
by Dr. Jonathan Rader on Aug 02, 2011
One need only open a magazine or turn on the television to observe our culture’s fixation on body image. Whether print or televised media is reporting on the weight fluctuation of pop divas or advertising the latest weight loss program, the overwhelming message…
by Melissa DeHart - Former Patient/Alumni Coordinator on Jul 29, 2011
Now I know we were in New York, but there was no way a turkey sandwich cost 1.450 dollars. It took me a minute to realize that every single menu item had the number of calories in it posted smack next to it. Now, I have been in recovery for awhile, but at that very moment my eating disorder was tanding in front of me and had…