Willow Place February 11, 2016 No Comments

Binge Eating Disorder Recovery

Recovery from binge eating disorder is not quite as clear-cut as recovery from substance dependency. One cannot successfully maintain abstinence from food – give up eating for the remainder of his or her life. Binge eating disorder recovery is a lifelong journey of insight and continuous growth. BED recovery will never be a perfect process, […]

Willow Place February 9, 2016 No Comments

Women in Recovery – Binge Eating Disorder

Although binge eating disorder (or BED) does affect both men and women, the majority of sufferers happen to be female. Roughly 2% of all Americans suffer from BED at one point in their lives – close to 4 million men and women in total. Binge eating disorder is not uncommon amongst women in recovery for […]

Willow Place January 26, 2016 No Comments

Binge Eating – Recovery for Women

While it is true that many men and women who suffer from binge eating disorder are either overweight or obese, there are many individuals struggling with the condition who remain at a normal weight – either because of rapid metabolisms or because they make up for the extra calories consumed while bingeing by restricting their […]

Willow Place January 26, 2016 No Comments

Binge Eating Disorder and Overeaters Anonymous

Despite the fact that binge eating disorder affects millions of Americans nationwide, it is an issue that is rarely talked about and frequently swept under the rug – along with similar disordered earing patterns such an anorexia and bulimia. These psychological disorders claim hundreds of lives on an annual basis, though many individuals who struggle […]

Willow Place January 26, 2016 No Comments

Getting Help with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders are not a lifestyle choice. They are not a fad or a trend or a ‘quick fix’ for weight loss. Eating disorders are severe and life-threatening psychological conditions that devastate the lives of millions of American men and women on an annual basis. Because eating disorders are so emotionally, physically, and psychologically damaging, […]

Willow Place January 14, 2016 No Comments

Eating Disorders and Substance Abuse in Women

Eating disorders and addiction frequently occur simultaneously – especially in women. This is likely due to a wide range of contributing factors, including certain personality traits that tend to lend themselves towards addictive disorders – such as impulsivity, issues with control, and perfectionism. The addictive nature of both disorders is somewhat similar, thus the underlying […]

Willow Place January 12, 2016 No Comments

Women and The Journey of Addiction Recovery

Despite the fact that just as many women suffer from severe substance dependency disorders as men, the amount of women in recovery pales in comparison to the amount of men in recovery. In fact, only roughly 25% of all American citizens currently seeking treatment for addiction or alcoholism are women. Why is it that a […]

Random Acts of Kindness

Random acts of kindness improve our overall mental health. I recently watched a ‘Ted Talk’ by Orly Wahba, founder of Life Vest Inside, whose mission is to spread kindness. Orly, a middle school teacher, is committed to combating both bullying and depression through random acts of kindness. She built the Life Vest Inside organization in […]

Dixie November 19, 2015 No Comments

The Journey Into Myself

Set-up: We are going on a journey together, all the women in this room. I can’t say where or how we’ll get there, just that we are going. You get to choose all the things you would like to bring along. We’ve plenty of room. There are five categories of things to bring. I’ll walk […]

Dixie November 19, 2015 No Comments

How Yoga Meets the Needs for Wellness as Outlined by SAMHSA

We know what it takes to live healthily, overcome challenges and maximize our potential – eat well, get exercise, have good relationships and find some creative outlet. But a lot of people have unhealthy dietary habits, don’t get their emotional needs met and suffer with chronic diseases. And unfortunately a growing number turn to drugs, alcohol and other […]