Stop Obsessing about Body Image Issues (and Get On with Life!)

Have you ever wondered how much time you waste per day by thinking about: Do these jeans make my tooshie look big? I need to lose weight! Is that woman (in front of you at the grocery store) thinner or fatter than me? Have I eaten “good” food or “bad” food today? I wish my…

Body Image and Purging: Confessions of a Purging Flunky

I was a purging flunky.  I remember in high school when I first got whirled onto the merry-go-round called the Ferocious Foursome. Ferocious Foursome are the gang of dieting, Bingeing, Purging, and Over-exercising. I had been on a diet (even though looking back I didn’t need to lose weight) and the feelings of deprivation consumed…

Body Image and Diets: Rethinking Resolutions and Dieting

Many Americans will begin another year with a resolution to lose weight.  Most will start out with a bang, but then fizzle out like New Year’s Eve fireworks. The majority will lose weight, but only a small percentage will keep it off.  Most will gain it all back, plus more.  They will then jump again onto the merry-go-round of…

Bulimia, Abuse, and Drinking: One Woman’s Story

When my friend Candy and I went on a hike, she told me that she had struggled with bulimia from her late teens until her early thirties.  Now in her early fifties, I invited her to share her story. She graciously told me she would be honored to share the story if it would help…

Confessions of a Purging Flunky

Why do women often start purging after the rejection of a boyfriend? Learn how to fight the Body Image Bandit and embrace who you are.

The Million-Dollar Question about Body Image

The sad part of the New Year’s resolution frenzy is that it will be over by Valentines Day. Most of the people will fizzle out on their resolutions of losing weight and working out. That is, unless they are willing to take off their masks and ask a heart-wrenching question. That question, you have probably…

Body Image: Making Peace with Your Body

Join me, a licensed mental health counselor, in reclaiming the plunder of the body image bandit. Together we will keep the body image bandit at bay through laughter, story, psychology, and faith.