Many families I coach and talk with on my facebook pages and at conferences tell me that this is NOT the “most wonderful time of the year.” Each post this month I’m sharing “Holidays and Eating Disorders Tips” from professionals in the field, parents and fellow advocates.
Today I was happy to see this great post on Psych Central from Margarita Tartakovsky, MS on her blog, “Weightless” titled, 4 Ways To Navigate The Holidays When You Have An Eating Disorder. This post is helpful for; the person with the eating disorder, and the family and friends to support your loved one in putting some of these tips into place. I love that Margarita shares the suggestion of Dr. Ovidio Bermudez to communicate with your treatment team.
Here is Margarita’s bio:
Margarita Tartakovsky is an associate editor at Psych Central, crafting articles on everything from ADHD and anxiety to bipolar disorder and borderline personality disorder to creativity and couples.
She also writes book reviews and contributes to Psych Central’s main blog World of Psychology.
Unofficially, her writing career began in second grade when she composed her first-ever essay on Cinderella (her mom still has it!), several months after emigrating from Russia.
Officially, Margarita began freelancing after graduating with an MS in clinical psychology from Texas A&M University. There, she studied body image and disordered eating — subjects close to her heart.
I’d love to hear how you and your loved one fighting an eating disorder are implementing some of these tips. Your experiences will help others who are wondering if these really help.
Thanks again for reading and I always welcome comments.
Becky Henry, Hope Network, LLC – Author of Just Tell Her To Stop: Family Stories of Eating Disorders
Coaching the families of those with eating disorders from the privacy and comfort of your home.