Walden’s Most Fascinating Humans: Liya Akoury, Ph.D.
Never did I think I’d Google ‘Is smiling at strangers an American thing?’ Yet, here I was, perplexed why Liya Akoury, Clinician at our Amherst, MA eating disorder clinic, said that a stranger smiling [...]
Advice for Loved Ones from Our Past Eating Disorder Clients
Here are some helpful tips for loved ones supporting someone through recovery.
This is Me and I’m Okay.
Our stories need to be heard. If my story can help get one person the eating disorder support they need and deserve, I am happy.
Are Eating Disorders Contagious?
It’s always Prevention season and though we do not yet have vaccines for eating disorders, there is much we can do. Prioritizing self-care is a universal prevention and is powerful in the face of contagion.
Walden Behavioral Care announces new vice president
Walden Behavioral Care is excited to welcome Elizabeth Woodhouse as their new assistant vice president of human resources and talent.
5 Signs that Indicate the Need for Inpatient Eating Disorder Care
While appropriate levels of care should not be recommended without an evaluation - including a thorough physical and psychological review - there are some recurring symptoms that are often present for many individuals admitted to an inpatient eating disorder treatment center. Here are a few of those common indicators.
The Four “R’s” of Eating Disorder Recovery in the New Year
How to tune out the body-focused messaging during the New Year and what you can do instead!
Student Learner Operating This Life
Learning the skills of self-care is a lot like learning to drive a car. We often expect to already have these skills, when in reality, learning how best to care for ourselves is a process that typically requires a lot of trial and error before we figure out what actually works.
6 Tips for Getting Through the Difficult Days
The road to recovery from an eating disorder typically has many ups and downs. While there are so many wonderful days in recovery, when we are having a difficult day it is often hard to see the light at the end of the tunnel (and there is one, I promise!) Here are some A+ tips for the days that feel difficult.
This Year, I’m Being My Own Valentine
Understanding what self-compassion is--and what it isn't--is a critical piece in gaining self-acceptance and boosting self-esteem.