One bite at a time: Another visit to Mouth hunger

As a clinical psychologist working in a bariatric surgery department, I decided to attend one of our patient education seminars. Our department had been unusually busy and I hadn’t taken the time to meet new people coming to the seminar for some time. In these...

Loneliness: Trying to fill the hole in the heart

Jim sits down in my office and promptly declares, “The doctors think you can give me some strategies to stop my binging. I know why I eat,” he continues, “I’m lonely. . . I’m not sure that can be fixed.” My heart lurches as he speaks. Loneliness, ah yes, I know that...

Mind Hunger: Walking my Talk

I have to be honest, I don’t always walk my talk. I started this week planning to cancel a telephone appointment with my supervisor and mentor. “I have so much on”, I told her (writing this blog, a lecture at the end of week needs finishing off, etc, etc). I am...

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