Navigating Boundaries through the Eyes of an Individual Who Had an ED, by Intern Anna

Navigating Boundaries through the Eyes of an Individual Who Had an ED, by Intern Anna

Today our Hope Network, LLC summer intern Anna is sharing her perspective on boundaries around disclosing a loved one’s eating disorder. It can be very hard to overcome the shame and stigma of these illnesses. We need to have honest conversations about what is...
Imperfect Caregiving, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Imperfect Caregiving, by Becky Henry, CPCC

The title for this could also have been;  “Separating your Child From the Eating Disorder and Not Doing it Perfectly” “Perfection, Vulnerability and Shame, Oh My!” “Parenting our ‘Other”Children During a Child’s Eating Disorder” “Making Mistakes while Parenting a...
Eating Disorder Caregiver Calm; The Role of Neutrality – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Eating Disorder Caregiver Calm; The Role of Neutrality – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Family caregivers are often overwhelmed and justifiably worried about finding treatment during this pandemic. The wait lists at some residential treatment centers (RTC’s) in the USA are up to 40 people deep.  On a call with clinicians and outreach folks from around...
Wonder Instead of Fear, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Wonder Instead of Fear, by Becky Henry, CPCC

won·der /ˈwəndər/ noun 1.a feeling of surprise mingled with admiration, caused by something beautiful, unexpected, unfamiliar, or inexplicable. “he had stood in front of it, observing the intricacy of the ironwork with the wonder of a child” verb 1. desire...
Winds of Change bring Hope –  by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Winds of Change bring Hope – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Last week I wrote about resilience as we all find ways to cope during this ongoing pandemic and one of the most stressful election seasons many of us have ever experienced. Being a caregiver of a loved one with an eating disorder is extremely stress filled in...
Resilience for Eating Disorder Caregivers, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Resilience for Eating Disorder Caregivers, by Becky Henry, CPCC

Have you been wishing you could hibernate like the bears too? I’m noticing I want to sleep a LOT lately. Not only are the hours of sunlight decreasing here in the northern hemisphere and the days getting colder, the world has become a very uncertain and scary place....