ep 56

Episode 56: Focusing on Childhood Issues in Therapy for Binge Eating

In this episode, Kathryn shares a personal story about focusing on her childhood problems in therapy, and why it wasn’t effective in her own recovery from binge eating. She also talks about how she’s reinterpreted issues from her childhood based on her experiences as a parent. In addition, you’ll learn about when childhood issues or […]... Read More

Episode 45: Trauma, Depression, and Binge Eating Recovery (Interview with Maria Marklove)

In Episode 45, Kathryn interviews binge eating and mental resilience coach Maria Marklove about dealing with trauma, depression, and emotional pain along with binge eating.  Maria shares her own experience of overcoming these issues in her life, and helping others do the same. Visit Maria’s website HERE, and also get her 65-page, hand-illustrated Ultimate Guide To Stop […]... Read More
What makes recovery work Part III

What Makes Recovery “Work”? Part III (You Don’t Need to Work so Hard)

This is the 3rd and final post in my blog series, “What Makes Recovery Work?”.  In Part I, I talked about expectations surrounding what it means for a recovery method to work.  In Part II, I discussed the work you personally need to do in recovery, which is to dismiss each urge to binge (and […]... Read More


     I was thinking some today about emotional pain, and it’s connection with binge eating and other addictions. The common belief is that addicted people use their substance of choice to numb themselves to pain. In the past, this belief was reserved primarily for users of alcohol and drugs; but now binge eating, overeating, shopping, […]... Read More

A “Life-Long Disease” (at 18?)

Yet another example of how the mainstream media portrays eating disorders:     A news story broke today about 18-year-old Disney star, Demi Lovato, who admitted she suffers from an eating disorder.  She recently spent nearly 3 months in a rehab treatment facility; and in her interview, she said she believes her eating disorder is a […]... Read More

Not Another Excuse

     In traditional eating disorder therapy, patients are usually told their binge eating/purging is a symptom of deep underlying issues or a coping mechanism for life’s problems.  I do not believe it is, and I think this philosophy can give binge eaters/bulimics plenty of excuses to continue their destructive behavior.  I believe binge eating […]... Read More

Alternative Approaches are Needed

The ideas in my book are different from mainstream approaches; however, I do not believe therapy is useless. Traditional treatment does help many people with bulimia/binge eating disorder (BED), but it does not come close to curing everyone. This means that there is room for alternative approaches and alternatives are necessary. In Brain over Binge, […]... Read More