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Approximately 25 percent of individuals who suffer from eating disorders like Anorexia, Bulimia or Binge Eating Disorder also participate in self-harming behavior. In many cases, a loved one will first learn about the self-harming behavior and then learn that an eating disorder is also present. Self-injury, also called self-harm, is the act of deliberately harming… read more

Let’s face it.  We all want to fit in. We tell ourselves that we are individuals but we imitate what we see around us.   For the most part, we dress alike, talk alike, work alike, and live many aspects of our lives just like our neighbors. So is it any wonder our kids want to… read more

When we are in a difficult or painful situation it is usually our greatest desire to be rescued from that circumstance.  Secondary to that desire but also quite strong, is the desire to not be alone in the circumstance.  How much harder it is to bear a tough thing when we have to bear it… read more

There is hardly anything more special than a baby almost anything.  That sentence might stump you at first, but once you read it a couple of times, I think most of you will agree.  Babies are special. An infant child is the most precious parcel you can imagine.  That cuddly bundle with cooing noises and… read more

Happy National Fruit and Vegetable Month! What better time of year to recognize the importance of these food groups than in the summer when so many of these tasty foods are “in season”.  However, these foods need to be a part of daily intake everyday, no matter the season. Below are just some of the… read more

The summertime is a perfect time for outdoor dining experiences such as a neighborhood BBQ or a family picnic.  In fact, there’s a whole day set aside on the calendar for honoring celebrations such as these.  June 18th is International Picnic Day and I hope you all will join us in celebrating this fun occasion… read more

March 25, 2013 marked a milestone for eating disorder awareness and education. Governor Bob McDonnell of Virginia signed a bill into law that will provide parental education and voluntary school screenings for eating disorders throughout the state of Virginia.  The law will go into effect July 2013, making it possible for schools to begin educating… read more