Eating Disorder Recovery Blog
8 Steps to Take Toward Recovery This Year
For those living with an eating disorder, maybe 2020 can be the year you start to work toward recovery. No matter how long you’ve struggled, know that you can find health and wholeness. If entering a treatment program or fully committing to recovery seems intimidating, here are eight small steps you can take right now. 1. Confide in a Trusted Person If you don’t feel ready to take a major step like seeking treatment for…READ MORE
Why a New Year does NOT mean a New YOU!
"Why a New Year does NOT mean a New YOU!" New year, new you? NOPE! It is the time of year when the airwaves are filled with messages of resolutions guaranteed to make our lives better, our bodies slimmer and our wallets fatter. But this year, instead of buying into the BS diet culture, what if we resolved to stop resolving? What if we embraced the thought that happiness lies within? We do not have…READ MORE
How Do We Navigate Negative Food and Body Image Talk?
As we celebrate the holidays, we are reunited with many family members and loved ones. We know from experience as we gather together, it doesn’t take long for negative food and body image talk to begin; sometimes it can even start at “hello.” Often our loved ones mean well, but these comments can hurt and can be a trigger for someone who is suffering from an eating disorder. It is only natural for us to…READ MORE
Surviving the Holidays with an Eating Disorder
I’m sure we’ve all heard the song, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. No matter what holiday(s) you celebrate in the coming weeks, the holiday season isn’t always as wonderful as all the songs and Hallmark movies make it out to be. Living with an eating disorder is hard. Navigating the holidays with an eating disorder. Even harder. So, here are some tips that help me through the holiday season: Schedule some time…READ MORE
Four Tips for Reducing Negative Self-Talk
Four Tips for Reducing Negative Self-Talk “I’m so disgusting. There’s no way I am going to this party tonight. All people are going to think about is how fat I’ve gotten and how boring I am.” Negative self-talk, stemming from beliefs about your self and your body, go hand-in-hand with eating disorder behaviors. Feelings such as shame, disgust, and anger often fuel these thoughts. In turn, the swirl of those thoughts and emotions make us…READ MORE
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