December 2021
As is our custom, we are using our final newsletter of the year to reflect back on our most popular blog entries from the last twelve months. Enjoy your favorites again and check out the ones you missed.

Best wishes for a happy and healthy holiday season!

5. "You have permission to not eat."
Because we often discuss the concept of unconditional permission, “You have permission to eat” is a refrain that my patients commonly use. One of my patients though flipped it on its head and began to use “You have permission to not eat.” At first, I was a bit perplexed, but the more I listened to her and reflected on these words, the more I realized their power. Read More
4. An Open Letter to Daycares, Preschools, Nursery Schools, and Elementary Schools
We so appreciate the care you take of our little ones. The way that you help our children learn, grow, and adapt is amazing, and we are grateful for you. Having said all this, we need to talk about the policing of our kids’ food in school. Read More
3. Here Comes Mr. Greedy
Most typically, patients cannot point to anything. They look at me befuddled, as if I asked a Red Sox fan how they came to know that the Yankees suck. Like, aren’t Bostonians just born knowing that? No, they are not; nor are we born prejudiced against fat people. Both mindsets are learned. Read More
2. Exercise Checklist
A great number of my patients feel afraid to start exercising again for fear that they will get sucked back into diet culture. One tool that many of my patients have found helpful is a “checklist.” Read More
1. Reentry
While part of me is excited to start getting back to “normal,” I also have some anxiety about it, and I know that I am not alone in this anxiety around resurfacing post pandemic. Read More
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