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June 07, 2022
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The Power of Gender Inclusive Pronouns

It’s Pride Month and at Walden Behavioral Care, our pride is in our ability to connect from one heart to another. This means that when we work with clients, and each other, our priority is to treat one another as equals, as allies, and respected members of the greater community. We understand that due to a lack of understanding or education, many people may feel ill-equipped to interact effectively with the LGBTQ+ community. We want…
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May 31, 2022
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Eating Disorders Don’t Take A Summer Vacation

For many, summertime means vacations, long, warm days, and a much-appreciated break from school or work. It is a season of sunshine and recreation. For the millions of people with an eating disorder, however, summer often means something much more difficult than carefree leisure and freedom. As the school year ends and summer approaches, now is the time to plan for and address the common challenges facing people with eating disorders during the summer. In…
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May 20, 2022
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10 Tips to Reduce Stress

The COVID-19 pandemic added stress to our lives, which affects not only our mental health, but physical health and emotional well-being. Everyday routine stress, stress brought on by life changes (including those caused by a global pandemic), and even traumatic stress affect each of us in different capacities and different severities. Awareness surrounding stress is especially important this year, as new and higher stress levels due to the pandemic led to an increase in eating disorder…
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May 13, 2022
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Giving Yourself Grace

Disappointment is a part of the recovery process. In fact, it is a BIG part of it. How to handle it when you disappoint yourself, others; when you make a mistake, big or small; when you try something and you fail; when you don’t reach the often stratospherically high standards you set for yourself. We can read blog after blog about self-compassion, but sometimes, it is much easier said than done. But if we don’t…
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March 24, 2022
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Pregnancy and Eating Disorders: What You Need to Know

Pregnancy brings new demands and changes to a person’s body – it’s necessary to get the right amount of caloric intake, vitamins, and minerals to remain healthy and ensure the fetus is developing. Prenatal care is highly specialized, and nutritionists have developed detailed eating plans for pregnancy to match these requirements. Unfortunately, many eating disorders bring nutritional imbalances and a lack of adequate caloric intake, causing several health problems to arise and possibly endangering the…
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