BIGOREXIA AND THE ADDICTION TO GO BIGGER

Most in recovery recognize that the addiction to drugs and alcohol can easily turn into an addiction to working out and building muscles, but it turns out that bigger isn’t always better–at least not to muscle heads who suffer from of a form of body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) known as bigorexia, where an individual is…

Eating Your Heart Out

WHEN WE USE FOOD AS A COPING MECHANISM, WE ARE LITERALLY EATING OUR FEELINGS. BY MONIQUE FUNK VALENTINE’S DAY IS A CELEBRATION OF LOVE in all its forms, particular- ly romantic love. All around are images of idealized romantic love, replete with chocolate filled hearts, long-stem red roses, sentimental cards, gentle caresses, and longing glances…