Esther, an eating disorders therapist for over 26 years, tells her Orthorexia story in the hopes that it will help others recognize and recover from Orthorexia. Or if you prefer to listen, click here for the podcast version. Need more? Contact me to set up a free 15-minute phone consultation to explore … [Read more...] about Confessions Of An Orthorexic-Esther’s Story
If you've been following my work for a while, you will know that I am passionate about writing about women in midlife. I am known mostly for eating disorders counselling, but I could just as easily call myself a perimenopause counsellor or menopause counsellor as I work with these issues so often. In the … [Read more...] about Esther Recommends: Making Sense of Menopause
Sadly, I have experienced my fair share of loss over the past four years. My heart broke when I lost my maternal grandmother Ruth in April of 2018: https://www.estherkane.com/in-memory-of-granny-ruth-on-mothers-day/ That was soon followed by the death of one of my fur babies, Ike. And then, a few months … [Read more...] about In Memory of my Father-in-Law, Alan Richman
I wrote an article for Mother's Day of 2021, and have tweaked it slightly for this Mother's Day in case you didn't read it last time. I want to dedicate an entire post to my own very special mother- whom I call "mum" because my family is from London, UK, also known in her own right as Marion Kane. But before … [Read more...] about Mother’s Day 2022
All human unhappiness comes from not facing reality squarely, exactly as it is- Buddha One thing people say to me a lot, for better or for worse is this: "Esther, you're a bit too honest. Maybe you could tone it down a bit?" To which I usually reply: "I feel that my honesty is a blessing and not a curse. … [Read more...] about Getting Honest with Ourselves and Others
Above is a compilation of my favourite pics of my darling Siberian kitties, Abe (grey) and Ike (white) during the blessed years we had to enjoy them. Ike passed a few years ago just before he turned 13 and Abe passed less than two months ago just before he turned 16. I had to wait for the giant surge of … [Read more...] about Living with Loss
Because of all of the wildfires and excessive heat waves of late, my husband and I have been discussing how we can do more to help heal the planet. We have some ideas on how to help in a more political and global sense and are attending to those and we are also attempting to incorporate as many small efforts … [Read more...] about Life is Too Short for One-Ply Toilet Paper
Well folks, I recently turned the big 5-0 and am glad to be on the other side of teetering on the edge between two decades. I feel like I am finally on terra firma and it feels really good. Being a Highly Sensitive Person, transitions are hard for me. The ups and downs of perimenopause over the past six … [Read more...] about Welcome to the “Fierce Fifties” Baby!