About Justine

I’m an author, speaker, and consultant, specializing in personal and professional engagement, especially for physician families. I have a background in health administration and counseling, and have two toddler girls with my husband and best friend, who is currently a resident physician. We’ve moved from coast to coast while facing the challenges associated with both medical training and starting a new family.

Although I have to admit there were plenty of days I wished we would have just taken the easier path had my husband stayed at his old job as a chemist, this more difficult road has ultimately allowed both of us to learn and grow in ways that we otherwise never would have. My goal is to help both healthcare workers and their families find support and solutions throughout their own journeys to fulfillment both at work and at home.

Previous to this work I wrote a book on eating disorder recovery that has been helpful both for individuals who are suffering and for their loved ones who may not know what they are going through or how to support them. The book, You Can’t Just Eat a Cheeseburger: How to thrive through eating disorder recovery, is filled with tried-and-true techniques, expert advice from nationally-recognized professionals, and real people in recovery from across the United States and beyond.You Can't Just Eat a Cheeseburger


5 thoughts on “About Justine

  1. I don’t know that I can come back. I’ve given up on exercise. I don’t know anymore if my past eating issues caused the underweight or the legitimate digestive issues i have (as evident by my horrid bowels). I’m lost. And worse..have begun horrific binging at night…that is terrible to deal with because I’m not exercising…Completely out of shape, underweight, but zero energy, but mostly just all back to depression and digestion. I can’t get it together. I’m so ashamed and have lost self-control.

    • Please just know that as long as you believe you can get better, you will. The big thing is finding yourself some support. Do you have someone in your life whom you trust and that you can talk to about it? I would encourage you to go to a medical doctor for a physical and also to see a nutritionist and a professional counselor. These are the first big steps. Beyond that, try to find some activities that are healthy and that you enjoy, so you can focus your mind on those instead of old behaviors. It’s important that you really dig deep inside of yourself to find those things that really matter to you. The eating behaviors take a backseat once you start filling your life with what’s really important. When you feel like binging, go do something positive. But of course, nutritional rehabilitation is the first big thing–it’s pretty hard to focus when your brain and body is not getting the proper nutrition. Also be mindful of the people you’re surrounding with, and what you’re reading and watching on a daily basis–a healthy mindset will only come if you’re avoiding those negative influences too.

      Please stay in touch and don’t give up hope. God bless!

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