Enjoy this fun and insightful conversation between me and my dear friend Joanne about our relationships to food, our bodies and ageing. In it, we explore Joanne’s problematic relationship with food and where it originated, her battle with Orthorexia and how she ultimately healed from it. Finally, we talk … [Read more...] about Women, Ageing and Body Image
Women in Midlife
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
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!
At 46, I can confidently say that I am deep in the thickets of experiencing ‘midlife’ with all of the ups and downs and sideways turns it has to offer. I’ve written quite a bit about women’s journeys in midlife over the past seven years and planned on putting them into a book but haven’t gotten the time nor … [Read more...] about A Woman’s Guide to Midlife- from 39 and beyond
In my last blog post entitled “A Positive Change in the Change Room”, I mentioned a colleague of mine with whom I’ve reconnected with since moving to Victoria, BC named Lisa Polinsky, ND. At lunch one day, Lisa and I were discussing the article I wrote on my personal journey with perimenopause, and she … [Read more...] about Perimenopause – a calm journey or turbulent transition?
Thanks to a reader in Victoria, BC for this relatable question about women in midlife and body image: Question: Dear Esther, I recently went on a hike with two girlfriends during which time, I noticed how much we were talking about our bodies. I said to my friends; “This is weird! All three of us … [Read more...] about Body Acceptance in Midlife
You may remember this article I wrote a few years back on Eating Disorders in Midlife. In it, I discussed a wonderful book by Margo Maine, Ph.D, “The Body Myth: Adult Women and the Pressure to be Perfect”. Unfortunately, I am seeing more and more women ages 30+ in my practise who are struggling with … [Read more...] about New Book on Eating Disorders in Midlife
I’ve decided to dedicate August’s blog posts to women experiencing early midlife as I have so much material on the topic and I seem to be working with so many women going through the ups and downs of reaching midlife. Also, I assume that many of you are going through this stage of life and could use all the … [Read more...] about Reflections on Being Solidly Grounded in Midlife