True Self

Exercise Bulimia

Exercise Bulimia When I was struggling with my own eating disorder, exercise was anything but intuitive. It was an obligation, a necessity, a rule, a requirement – demanded by the voice of ED (eating disorder) – and exercise was anything but enjoyable. It was a way to compensate for what I’d eaten that day (which …

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Integrative Eating Disorder Treatment

Integrative Eating Disorder Treatment What is Integrative Eating Disorder Treatment? Integrative Eating Disorder Treatment is something that I’ve been using with my clients for more than 25 years. I haven’t always used this term to describe my treatment philosophy, but as I’ve learned more about Integrative Medicine and other Integrative approaches, I have come to …

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Mountain Climbing

Eating Disorder Recovery and Mountain Climbing: 5 Steps to Help Your Clients Reach their Eating Disorder Recovery Summit! Eating disorder recovery is like climbing a mountain – I was reflecting about this as I reached the summit of Bergen Peak in Evergreen, Colorado (see video below)! It was a long and sometimes difficult journey, but …

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International No Diet Day

International No Diet Day

It’s International No Diet Day – Celebrate with Dr. Dorie! Today is “International No Diet Day.” This is an opportunity to say NO to diet-deprivation, NO to scale-stepping, and NO to weight-worries!  Just for today, what would it be like to give yourself permission to have a “forbidden food,” in a safe and enjoyable way? …

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Eating Disorder Recovery - False Self vs True Self

Eating Disorder Recovery – False Self vs True Self

Hungry Wolves: False Self vs True Self in Eating Disorder Recovery You may have heard the Cherokee story, about two wolves who are fighting. One wolf is evil, and the other wolf is good. The legend states that both wolves are within each of us, and the wolf that wins the fight is the one …

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Eating Disorders and Spirituality

Eating Disorders and Spirituality

What is the link between eating disorders and spirituality? Can healing an eating disorder also become a path of self-discovery? Are eating disorders and spirituality keys to the deeper levels of recovery? Perhaps there is a reason why the things that we consider bad, unhealthy, broken, and dysfunctional still exist. If it’s here, it is serving a purpose. Everything serves, and there is wisdom in all of it.

Body Image

Body Image Issues: How to Love Your Self

Love Your Self – it might seem like a great concept, but how can you put it into practice, when you struggle with body image issues? You might think, “I will love myself when ___.” Fill in the blank: I lose xx pounds, my thighs don’t jiggle, I have flat abs, my arms are toned, I can fit into my skinny jeans… When I sculpt/mold/change my body into… what?

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