Our Bodies: A Source of Wonder

Our Bodies: A Source of Wonder “A mother who radiates self-love and self-acceptance actually vaccinates her daughter against low self-esteem.” – Naomi Wolf I have read this quote before, thinking it was a lovely notion, but I didn’t really understand the truth of the message until I experienced The Body Read more…

Body Hate, Body Love, and Everything In Between

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”]   Body Hate, Body Love, and Everything In Between I lead the body image group at Opal, which often leads to the assumption that my own body image is flawless. And some days it is. But, my experience as an embodied woman is Read more…

Food+Body Freedom in the Backcountry

  Food+Body Freedom in the Backcountry One staff member’s experience of freedom from her eating disorder while backpacking in Washington Over the fourth of July weekend, I embarked on a four day backpacking trek to Washington’s finest and most envied spot, The Enchantments. As mentioned in its name, this captivating Read more…

Personal Boundaries and Weight

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] An empowered message to recipients of sizeism As a woman of size I have realized that many people in our society feel at liberty to comment on my weight. It could take the form of a “concerned” family member reminding me of diets Read more…

Exercise as a “Canvas” for Eating Disorder Treatment

[column width=”1/1″ last=”true” title=”” title_type=”single” animation=”none” implicit=”true”] Experiential therapy for exercise eating disorder treatment through the lens of art To begin exploring this idea of exercise and movement in eating disorder treatment, I need to give you some back story.  Several years ago I had an idea. I was working Read more…