Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

June 04, 2019
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The Relationship Between Eating Disorders and Grief

Experiencing a significant loss such as losing a loved one, a pet, a relationship, or a job can bring on feelings of grief that can be extremely overwhelming. Typical feelings associated with grief include sadness, anger, guilt, numbness, and confusion. In addition to these emotions, individuals who are grieving may have changes in their appetite, weight, and/or have difficulties with sleep. Individuals may avoid discussing the loss as well as avoid people or places that…
May 09, 2019
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Supporting a Loved One Through Mental Illness

It is likely you have been on either or both sides of this conversation. Most of us have found ourselves either receiving care from a loved one during a season of mental illness, or providing care for someone we love who is struggling through their own hard season. Both positions are important ones. Working up the courage to be vulnerable and to confide in a loved one about an internal battle you’ve been facing is…
April 29, 2019
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Where Mechanical Eating Meets Intuitive Eating

Eating disorders can be consuming and overwhelming. The process of recovery is often described as a roller-coaster of emotions that can lead to successes, slips, and burn out. There’s opportunity and growth in the journey making it a really interesting ride! Although your relationship with food needs to be restored and healed, eating problems aren’t really about food. They are about deeper underlying emotional problems that find an outlet through behaviors around food. Restricting, binging,…
April 02, 2019
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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 rigid rules around eating, for example refraining from eating carbohydrates or being gluten-free without a…
February 19, 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 and can't convince insurance companies to cover treatment. I Walk for those that have lost…
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