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Holiday Yes’s and No’s are Separate from Binge Yes’s and No’s

*Originally published Nov. 1, 2016.  Revised and re-published Dec. 1, 2019 If you are newly binge-free, or trying to stop binge eating, you may be wondering how to manage the holidays. First, I want you to know that you can avoid binge eating regardless of the date on the calendar. There actually isn’t anything special […]... Read More
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Episode 58: Rethinking Day 1 of Binge Eating Recovery (Part II)

In Episode 58, Kathryn continues a discussion about successfully starting something new in recovery or making a renewed commitment to yourself. She talks about the importance of recognizing and learning to dismiss one last time thoughts that come up prior to attempting to quit binge eating.  In the days before “Day 1,” the one last […]... Read More
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Identity Reconstruction in Recovery (Guest post by Katherine Thomson, Ph.D.)

I am excited to bring you a guest post from Katherine Thomson, Ph.D., who contributed some extremely helpful ideas and advice to my 2016 book The Brain over Binge Recovery Guide. She also shared great insights and information in three of my podcast episodes so far: Episode 35: Fostering a Positive Mindset in Recovery, Episode […]... Read More
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Episode 57: Rethinking Day 1 of Binge Eating Recovery (Part I)

In Episode 57, Kathryn explains how you can start something new in recovery, or make a renewed commitment to yourself, in a way that helps you move toward a binge-free life. She talks about her own experience of continuously starting over in recovery, and explains how you can successfully approach your own “Day 1.” Related […]... Read More
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Affordable Help: An Alternative to One-on-One Coaching

If you’ve read my blog posts or listened to my podcast, you’ve likely heard about my 8-Week Course. Registration is coming up soon (at the time I’m publishing this post), but instead of just listing the features and benefits, I want to talk from the heart a little about this course. I wrote Brain over Binge […]... Read More
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Brain over Binky: Childhood Habits, and Letting Go of Harmful Behaviors without Drama

*Originally posted on May 1 , 2011. Updated and re-published on July 23, 2019 (My little boy I wrote about here is almost 13!) My four-year-old son gave up sucking his “binky” (pacifier) a couple weeks ago. We had already reduced his use of it during the day, but he was still very attached to […]... Read More
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Episode 55: What a “Simple” Approach to Binge Eating Recovery Means (And What it Doesn’t Mean!)

In Episode 55, Kathryn explains why she uses the word “simple” to describe the Brain over Binge approach.  You’ll learn that a “simple” approach is not the same as a “just quit” approach.  At the end of the episode, you’ll learn about getting more guidance in recovery from the upcoming Brain over Binge 8-Week Course. […]... Read More
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Are You Still Acting on Urges to Binge? Tips for Binge Eaters who are Struggling in Recovery, PART 1

*updated June 1, 2019 This post and the next one will be for those of you who are having a difficult time letting the urges pass rather than acting on them. I’ve heard from many women and men who understand the Brain over Binge approach and know they have the ability to avoid binges, but […]... Read More