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Sexual Assault: What I Wish I Had Known as a Teen

April is Sexual Assault Awareness Month. Sexual violence can lead to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), eating disorders, addiction, depression, and other trauma-related problems. What I know now: if you have to ask yourself whether sex was consensual, it wasn’t. By definition, the idea of consent means that you would know.…Read More

Big Announcement: New Role!

When I was struggling, confused, and pretty hopeless regarding my own trauma, I remember reading Dr. Peter Levine’s Waking the Tiger. Finally, my strange set of symptoms and behaviors made sense. I wasn’t going crazy. I was actually having a normal reaction to an abnormal situation. Sadly, research suggests that it takes twelve…Read More

Born Afraid—But Not Defeated

I was born afraid. So, it became no surprise to me now that, by the time I entered college, my high anxiety, sensitivity, and perfectionism had fueled anorexia nervosa. Restricting food decreased anxiety. And, if I ate enough in a binge, I didn’t have to deal with difficult emotions. Controlling…Read More

‘You Don’t Look Like You Have an Eating Disorder’

“You don’t look like you have an eating disorder,” a well-respected (supposed) expert once said to me. He was the first doctor I sought help from — at 22 — when I realized I really did have a problem with food. Since the age of 4, I had battled eating-disordered thoughts.…Read More

Dream Big: Find Recovery, Find Your Purpose

I don’t have any kids yet, but I am certainly a proud mom of many! Tara DeAngelis is one. Tara wrote the article below last summer, as part of her internship with me. Today, even further along in her recovery from an eating disorder, PTSD, and anxiety, she has had…Read More