We have a lot of unlearning to do as a society to confront weight stigma and fatphobia, and to address the systems that contribute. As a HAES-aligned eating disorder therapist, I believe one of the ways we have to do this is taking a look at how Body Mass Index (BMI) is used in Western Medicine.

Anxiety can show up in our lives in so many ways. One really annoying way is that when we feel anxious, we usually want to avoid the thing that’s causing us anxiety. While this might make sense instinctively in the short-term, the end result is when we actually have to face the stressor, it becomes so much bigger and scarier.

You might have seen on my page that I approach my work as a therapist through a Health At Every Size® (HAES)-informed lens. You might have wondered, “what does that mean?” or maybe that’s part of why you landed on my page to begin with.

We’ve all been there. That place teetering on the edge of telling ourselves “all relationships go through hard times” and truly questioning if the relationship has any chance of surviving.

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