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April 02, 2020
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Staying Connected During Social Distancing

If you’ve been working on recovery from your eating disorder, you are probably well aware of the importance of staying connected. But how does this work if you’re socially distancing? Here are three areas that you can focus on during this time. Connecting with Self. Social distancing is offering us a rare opportunity to have extra time to connect with ourselves. This might be daunting for some as our normal day-to-day tasks might have previously…
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March 31, 2020
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Reclaiming Ballet After Anorexia Recovery

I’ve loved ballet for as long as I can remember. As a toddler, I would use the safety rail on my bed as a ballet barre while wearing a tutu and ballet slippers, leading my mom to eventually ask me if I wanted to start taking dance classes. From my first class, I was hooked. For the majority of my childhood, dance was simply a hobby that I practiced recreationally. I took classes at most…
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March 26, 2020
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Self-Care in Difficult Times

When times get hard, especially like the trying times we're going through now, it can be easy to allow anxiety and fear to overwhelm us. However, it is during these very times that we can use our best coping skills to help us through. No matter where we are in our lives; in or out of recovery, currently seeking treatment, or beginning our journey, how we choose to cope can look different for us all.…
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March 24, 2020
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Taking a Pause to Sustain Recovery

The rules governing an eating disorder include a focus on body distortions, obsessive thoughts and a quest for perfection. When our body speaks, but our mind is not listening, conflict is created. Sustaining recovery requires reclaiming an authentic connection with ones’ own self - that includes awakening the ability to envision new ideas and bring forth unique solutions and options you might have been unaware of previously. This pathway might be rocky at first, but…
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March 12, 2020
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Can I Exercise During My Eating Disorder Recovery?

Movement and exercise play a complicated but important role in eating disorder treatment. Exercise, perhaps more than any other aspect of an eating disorder, has a very complicated and controversial relationship with recovery. So…can I exercise during my eating disorder recovery? The short answer is, “maybe.” The challenge is in recognizing how to reap the benefits of exercise without allowing exercise to trigger a relapse. It is important to remember that there are many things…
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