Eating Disorder Recovery Blog

October 22, 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 to achieve optimal outcomes for patients with eating disorders. You are a fierce proponent of…
October 15, 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 my children are a better version of me. I never spoke about my insecurity, my…
October 08, 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 feel like I do this a lot in my life, except I'm not pretending to…
October 01, 2018
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Learning to Embrace Your Anxiety

“If you change the way you look at things, the things you look at change.” – Wayne Dyer For individuals struggling with an eating disorder, anxiety is an all too familiar feeling.  And, too often, this anxiety is reacted to as if it were a parasite- something dangerous, something unwanted and definitely something that we want to avoid. Many eating disorder symptoms revolve around trying to manage, numb or avoid anxious thoughts and feelings. However,…
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