A Journey Through Eating Disorders Support & Recovery

When is it an Eating Disorder and Not Disordered Eating?

We all have our idiosyncrasies around eating. So when do our behaviors around eating become a problem? When are our eating patterns considered disordered and when are they considered an eating disorder? What defines “normal” eating and is there even such a thing? Is the fact that I eat virtually the same thing for breakfast every day problematic? Does having…
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April 02, 2019
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Why I Walk and Hope You will Too

I Walk for my family and the millions of families who have been experienced the devastation of a loved one with an eating disorder. I Walk for the phone calls I receive every day from mothers crying that their child is very sick and no one will listen. I Walk for the families that have loved ones lying in hospitals…
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February 19, 2019
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Experiencing Emotions in Eating Disorder Recovery

It seems like I am experiencing my feelings, now that I am no longer binging and purging my emotions”. This is a common phrase and even more common thought that many eating disorder clients have once they enter recovery. Eating disorders such as binge eating disorder, anorexia nervosa, and bulimia nervosa are often temporary and unhealthy coping mechanisms to numb…
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February 02, 2019
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The Do’s and Don’ts of Supporting Your Spouse Through Recovery

I've read numerous articles about parental support and involvement in recovery for their loved ones with eating disorders. There's an abundance of research, support groups, and books guiding parents through the recovery process with their child. But there seems to be a gaping void for spouses. Little attention is given to this relationship when, as an adult, spouses are often…
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January 16, 2019
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My Recovery Journey: Getting Back on the Horse and Moving Forward

My story and recovery journey are a winding road, sometimes confusing, even to me.  But luckily, I look forward to spending the rest of this journey healthfully figuring out recovery and life for myself. While sharing my story makes me feel vulnerable, I hope that even for one person, it will make them feel less alone.  My hope is for…
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December 17, 2018
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10 Tips and Strategies for Thriving through the Holiday Season during Recovery

Are you finding an increase in anxiety due to the start of the holiday season? What comes to mind when you hear the word “holiday”? While this will certainly vary from person to person based on our background and culture, there are some common denominators, such as preparation, parties, family/friends, traditions, customs, resolutions and, of course, food. If you are…
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November 19, 2018
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Honored to be an Extraordinary Charity

The Alliance for Eating Disorders Awareness is proud to once again be named one of the 2019 Extraordinary Charities of Palm Beach County. Extraordinary Charities is a Palm Beach based nonprofit organization devoted to raising awareness of small but deserving Palm Beach County charities. Its Directory for Charitable Giving is an informative resource for anyone who wants to support organizations…
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November 14, 2018
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Treating Patients with Eating Disorders: It Takes a Village

The treatment of eating disorders is one of healthcare’s most complex therapeutic pathways. Helping patients achieve recovery requires a sustained, collaborative, and multidisciplinary approach, tailored to the unique needs of the individual and family. And that’s just the start. Elisha Contner Wilkins, MS, LMFT, CEDS, executive director of Veritas Collaborative’s Richmond, Virginia, facility, shares her perspective on what it takes…
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October 22, 2018
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A Lesson on Emotional Vulnerability: A Recovery Story

Sometimes I succeeded at motherhood and sometimes I failed – yet, always, I gave it my best try. By the admission of my now grown children, I had a tendency to be a bit overbearing. I guess I swung to the other end of the pendulum from what I knew by experience. I am thankful that somehow, someway, both of…
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October 15, 2018
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The Art of Vulnerability

I don't have a Sam's club card, and sometimes, if I want to go, I'll show up to the warehouse, find a family and squeeze myself in by walking closely and confidently behind them, pretending to be a part. It always works and I end up inside, wandering around aisles of twenty-four packs of toilet paper and free samples. I…
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October 08, 2018
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