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Joanna speaks with radio personality Steve Kovacs


On on April 8 at 8:00 p.m. EST, Joanna was interviewed by Steve Kovacs for his radio show and podcast The Kovacs Perspective. Kovacs is a well-known radio-host, former policeman, trainer, Hall-of-Fame Martial Arts Expert and business leader. If you would like to hear Steve and Joanna discuss a broad range of issues and stories related to Eating Disorder Recovery, click here.

Eating Disorder Treatment in Venezuela and Mexico: Good News!

Two eating disorder specialist referrals in Venezuela and one eating disorder in-patient treatment center referral in Mexico came through within hours of my placing a request via my professional organization, the Academy for Eating Disorders. Just wanted to follow up on my last post and share the good news with you!

Symptoms and Effective Treatment Don’t Have a Straight Line Connection

A Human Journey Years ago, when my daughter was a girl, she and I sat atop a heavy black rock encrusted knoll in Dartmoor, in Cornwall England on a lovely spring afternoon.

The Territory
The vista before us was Cornwall in its glory. Before us unfolded the moors, forest and hills, meadows, streams and a river, a few tiny villages, pools of glittering water that might have been small lakes.

The Goal
We picked a point in the distance, she what appealed to her and I what appealed to me. Taking turns we discussed how we might reach our goals.

Nourishing Your Right Hemisphere

Understanding Nourishment

Quality food is nourishment. But eating disorders aren’t about nourishment for your body. If you have an eating disorder you eat too much or too little or ou eat food that provide little or no physical sustenance. You know, and so much on the Internet repeats, that you eat or starve for emotional reasons, for soothing, for going numb. You eat or don’t eat in order to treat your body as if it were a thing whose shape and size you can control (or can't control). But what does using food this way actually mean? Why use food, which is supposed to sustain life, in a life destructive manner?

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