Eating disorders

We Can Do Better

June 22, 2016

Last week, some of you likely read about AspireAssist, the new weight loss surgery device that allows people to purge a third of their meals through an external pump that dumps some of the stomach’s content into the toilet. We were horrified by the news, but unfortunately, not at all surprised. We’ve long viewed the…

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The Sacred Art of Listening

March 23, 2016

We recently came across this beautiful talk by Tara Brach on The Sacred Art of Listening. When we think of listening, we think of the space we hold for people’s healing process, and how the quality of our listening, not the wisdom of our words, has the biggest impact on whether or not people change. When…

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Fat and Eating Disorders

March 9, 2016

One of our favorite bloggers, Ragen Chastain, recently shared this piece with some important reminders about the ways our assumptions about weight impact our treatment of eating disorders. “I have taught dance and movement at a number of eating disorder treatment centers. At one that worked almost exclusively with patients who were very thin and dealing…

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What We Have Learned In 10 Years…

February 12, 2016

This month, we celebrate 10 years of Be Nourished! Our process over many of these years has been finding a language and philosophy while we unraveled our own formal training and internalized shame. Our work has been the result of deeply listening to understand what truly helps a person heal body shame and move towards a more…

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Dear Self-Help Gurus

November 10, 2015

Sharing your personal eating philosophies and ambitions is harmful to the very people you intend to help. We aren’t interested in hearing about how you got and stayed off sugar or how going gluten free has changed everything. We don’t need to hear about your latest cleanse or juice fast. The last thing women need…

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