Katherine Schreiber

Author: Katherine Schreiber

Katherine Schreiber, co-author of The Truth About Exercise Addiction, is a writer and editor based in New York City. Her work has been published by Psychology Today, Cosmopolitan, TIME, Greatist.com, and PsychCentral.com.

In 2015, she received her Masters of Fine Arts in Creative Nonfiction from Sarah Lawrence College and is currently working on her second book about female sexuality and double lives.

In addition to writing, Katherine also teaches yoga and dabbles in standup comedy, improv, and acting.
Deconstructing the Complicated Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Exercise Addiction

Exercise addiction and eating disorders can and often do interact with one another, but there are many instances where they occur in the other’s absence.

Why Isn’t Exercise Addiction Taken Seriously?

Questioning what a majority wishes to see as a panacea upends the belief in a perfect cure. Such dismantling risks re-introducing the anxiety that perfect cure promised to remove.

How is Exercise Addiction Treated?

Some preliminary protocols are being developed to address the problem of overzealous or otherwise unhealthy forms of exercise.

Once an Exercise Addict, Always an Exercise Addict?

I know that, for myself, identifying as “an exercise addict” limited my self-image as well as my self-efficacy.

How Exercise Addiction Impacts Relationships

If you or someone you know is suffering from exercise addiction, it can be baffling to understand how best to broach the issue with them, let alone encourage them to get help.

How Should Gyms Handle Exercise Addicts?

Given the toll exercise addiction can take on the body and mind, a greater awareness about it is well overdue – especially in venues like gyms.

How Relationships Regulate Our Nervous System

The health of our relationships makes all the difference in how healthy we are, overall.

How Squashing an Addiction Helps You Master Other Life Challenges

Did you know that snuffing out an addiction can also empower people to improve other areas of their lives?

Addiction Whack-a-Mole: Why We Jump From One Fix to Another

Anecdotally, it’s not uncommon for someone who has recovered from one addiction to find himself or herself embroiled in a new problematic behavior – one that may pose a comparable threat to his or her wellbeing. How come a new fixation crops up just as a prior one is (seemingly) resolved? Several theories abound and […]

When is Distraction a Good Thing?

Artfully deployed, self-distraction is particularly effective in staying sober or refraining from engaging in an activity we want to avoid.

Where is the Line Between Passion and Pathology?

While passion can fuel motivation and facilitate success, it can also give rise to obsession, pathology, and harm to self and to others.

What Constitutes a Healthy Relationship With Exercise?

Just because someone meets minimum standards for physical activity on a regular basis does not necessarily mean his or her relationship with exercise is “healthy.”

How Our Culture Promotes Exercise Addiction

Our culture embraces the mentality that more is better and slowing down poses a threat to productivity, success, and growth. Our conception of exercise is no different

Is Exercise Addiction a Legitimate Problem?

Can a seemingly healthy exercise plan morph an addiction? And how unhealthy can an exercise addiction really be?