Perfectionism is the trait or temperament of a person who is striving for high performance standards, flawlessness, with a strong drive and motivation to achieve their goals. Temperament is the way an individual thinks, behaves and reacts in their environment. They can be influenced by the environment as well as genetics. This person will have… Continue reading What is the Price of Perfectionism?
The goal is to get the person with an eating disorder to turn to someone who offers a better relationship than the one with the eating disorder. There is a lack of trust in relationships and the eating disorder has served an adaptive function for the person. The individual will have many reasons why they… Continue reading Healing Eating Disorders Through Relationships
There are many reasons why someone develops an eating disorder. It can be thought of as “the perfect storm,” when more than one of the following collectively happens in a person’s life: 1. Genetic Predisposition – There is a genetic linkage on chromosome 1 (the largest human chromosome) for anorexia nervosa, according to Dorothy Grice,… Continue reading Why does an Eating Disorder Develop?
The New Year brings the hope for new beginnings. What does beginning mean to you? The definition is “the time when something begins” That does not have to be a new year, but can be a new day, a fresh start, a new moment in time. When you have an eating disorder, that can mean… Continue reading A New Year, A New Beginning…..without an Eating Disorder
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