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Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of Philosophy

Specialty: Clinical Psychology
Lafayette, California
Dr. Johanna Marie Mcshane has been working in the field of eating disorders treatment for 20... Full Bio
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last time by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Hi peoples, this is the last entry on this blog.  It has been a wonderful ride, the past few years. You guys have been so fun to converse with, and it has really bee ... Read on »
a quote for today... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Someone told me this yesterday and it's a great saying. She didn't know where it came from or who originally said it, and I don't know either... so, whoever invented it, ... Read on »
taking care of yourself enough? by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg asked this question, and it's such an important one. I'm going to paste it in exactly as she asked it:  "i have a question 4 Johanna or anyone...how do u kn ... Read on »
giving that guard dog something else to do by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I love you guys' comments about what the heck to do with the guard dog. And I have some ideas. I think about this "shame guard dog" very similarly to the way i thin ... Read on »
shame as a guard dog by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Now, that's a title, right?? Yeah, I'm pretty pleased about this one :) Everyone knows shame is terrible to experience. Totally awful. And anyone would want to get ri ... Read on »
looking for fun by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Maybe that's not an ideal title... it could just conjure up such a variety of ideas of what I'm going to write about...  and this is a very PG blog... Oh well, it's ... Read on »
comments by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Hi there peoples... so, the comment thing got turned off on my blog, which by doing its job, obviously wasn't letting people comment. It should be back on by now, so com ... Read on »
staying grounded when those around you are throwing a fit by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Laura, it's a good question you ask- how to avoid getting drawn into the scene of people around you who are throwing unhealthy fits. So, I'm going to try to answer ... Read on »
questions for the blog by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders SuperEgg asked if questions on the blog were still ok. And the answer is ABSOLUTELY!!!!!!! I LOVE questions. You guys participating in the blog is really the reason ... Read on »
a few more thoughts about fits... by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So, not all fits are created equal... This is an important point. And one that I should have mentioned the other day. People commented about particular types of fits ... Read on »
fits can be fun by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders So, this may seem like a weird topic to write about after not writing for a million years... But, when a topic strikes, you gotta write about it... Actually, thou ... Read on »
saying for the day (or longer...) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Here's a fabulous saying that someone passed along to me the other day. We were talking about perfectionism and ways to moderate it. You guys know how hard that is to ... Read on »
today's comic relief by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Humor is always a good and useful thing. Even (and often, especially) in times when things are stressful, scary, or sad. So, here's a little joke for you guys. I ... Read on »
What Would Piglet Do? by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yeah, you saw that right :) I was talking to someone the other day who has been stuck for many years in a version of What Would Eeyore Do? her thoughts revolve around ... Read on »
waterfalls, stability, and change by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm pretty pleased with that title by the way... (yeah, I'm such a nerd...) I just spent a few days in Yosemite, which is in the process of emerging from its winter ... Read on »
more studies in flexibility :) by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders As you guys know, I like to provide examples of everyday life things that let us practice flexibility. And, you know extra I like to provide examples of when I myself ha ... Read on »
today's Bumper Sticker: Proud by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I know- we haven't had a Bumper Sticker in the longest time!! I'm very excited about it! This one isn't terribly original, but I was talking about it yesterday with s ... Read on »
a saying for you by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders A friend of mine told me this phrase once when I had suffered a painful rejection. She says it's commonly said in AA, and it's very interesting to think about. I foun ... Read on »
the ups and downs of choices by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Someone was talking to me about choices.  She was upset that a choice she was about to make, while it was going to lead to a gain that was important to her, was also ... Read on »
when to hold 'em when to fold 'em by Dr. Johanna Marie McShane Doctor of PhilosophyHealth Maven Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm going to totally date myself with that title and how I even know that phrase... And now I'll not only look old but silly also, because I while I know it's from a ... Read on »