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On Complexity and Self-Compassion

On Complexity and Self-Compassion

As the new year begins, I wish for each of us to move a little closer to self-compassion and acceptance. I hope we can all take up space as we are, multitudes and all.

In the Media | Studies show LGBTQ people at higher risk of eating disorders, self-harm

In the Media | Studies show LGBTQ people at higher risk of eating disorders, self-harm

The Renfrew Center of Boston’s Roni Levy, LMHC, explains this community endures certain types of stressors that heterosexual and cisgender individuals typically do not.

In the Media | Isolation Is Hard Enough; Let’s Stop Worrying About Weight Gain

In the Media | Isolation Is Hard Enough; Let’s Stop Worrying About Weight Gain

The Renfrew Center of Pittsburgh’s Jaclynn Cosan, PsyD, shares why a focus on weight loss during this crisis is harmful to everyone, especially those struggling with an eating disorder or body image issues.

Alumni Update: Affirmation through Recovery

Alumni Update: Affirmation through Recovery

I am writing this testimonial now to say relapse is nothing to be embarrassed about. Some demons are so strong it takes many battles to defeat them. Each battle is a reaffirmation of life.

Mealtime Connection While Disconnected

Mealtime Connection While Disconnected

The new normal has required us to make some big adjustments, and one adjustment some may find difficult is creating a connection at mealtimes.

Grit

Grit

Depending on where you are in your recovery, you might be realizing this thing we call recovery is not a one-time battle – it’s a war.

In the Media | Olympic High Jumper Pressured to ‘Perform Better’ and Lose a Few Pounds

In the Media | Olympic High Jumper Pressured to ‘Perform Better’ and Lose a Few Pounds

Olympic high jumper Priscilla Frederick-Loomis shares with CNN how the pressure to be thin has impacted her as a professional athlete.

In the Media | Could You Be Experiencing ‘Pregorexia’? Here’s How to Break the Cycle

In the Media | Could You Be Experiencing ‘Pregorexia’? Here’s How to Break the Cycle

The Renfrew Center’s Heather Maio, PsyD, helps explain why this can be dangerous to both the mother and baby.

In the Media | Questions That Aren’t Being Asked About Eating Disorders in Black Women

In the Media | Questions That Aren’t Being Asked About Eating Disorders in Black Women

The Renfrew Center’s Robia Smith-Herman, LCSW and Paula Edwards-Gayfield, LCMHCS, LPC, CEDS-S cover the questions that are not being asked about eating disorders in Black women—and what providers can do to change that.

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