My Fear of Rejection by Samantha Spiwak

Rejection. It has been something everyone has experienced once or has experienced as an on going cycle. For me the first time I remember I was rejected was at lunchtime in middle school when the two captains had to pick their teams for basketball. I wanted so badly to be picked first, but of course I was the last one to get picked. That to me was rejection, another way of people telling me I wasn't good enough. Rejection never gets easier as you get older. It seems to only make us feel…Read more
Learning to Communicate

Learning to Communicate

Paulson V Veliyannoor, MS Pre-Doctoral Intern/ Clinical Staff Susan B Krevoy Eating Disorder Program Khalil Gibran famously wrote in The Prophet: “In speech, truth is half-murdered.” Well, there is much truth in this statement. Yet the inability to speak may leave the truth fully murdered with its remains leaking through the pores of one’s being. An Eating Disorder is one such leakage which results from, among other things, the difficulty to verbalize one’s needs and feelings. In other words, eating disorder is one form of maladaptive communication. Learning to communicate, then, is one of…Read more
Non-Hunger Eating and Change

Non-Hunger Eating and Change

Eve Lahijani,, RD Nutritionist for the Susan B. Krevoy Eating Disorder Program Every few months I buy a pot of orchids from Trader Joe’s to decorate my home/office.  However, on this trip to the market, I could not find the exact shade or orchids I usually select.  In turn, I chose a slightly pinker shade of purple. When I brought my orchids home I tuned into my irritation at the fact that the potted flowers did not match the decor on my table – and tuned into my frustration thatthings will not be…Read more
Eating Disorders are Treatable!

Eating Disorders are Treatable!

by: Dr. Susan B Krevoy I have found that many who suffer from eating disorders feel isolated and alone in their struggle. If this is the case for you, I assure you that you are not alone. The first step is always the most difficult and fraught with the most ambivalence. Our program will both challenge you and lift your spirits. Eating disorders are complex and complicated diseases and it is sure to be difficult at times. I have been working with eating disorders for over twenty years and I have seen many…Read more