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Fear of failure in recovery kept me from attempting recovery

I recently learned that fear of failure can be an actual phobia.  It’s called Atychiphobia and is defined as “the abnormal, unwarranted, and persistent fear of failure and is particularly devastating for its effects on a person’s willingness [or unwillingness] to attempt certain … Continue reading

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The Parents-Sized Hole in my Heart

Once I became aware that eating disorders are not really about food and that the disorder served an important purpose for me at one time, I started to think about what my unfilled needs might have been and how ED … Continue reading

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Breaking up with ED again

After another very difficult winter, I took a few months away from the internet.  I’ve missed posting and have lots of topics and thoughts to share with you. In my time away, I thought a lot about the purpose my Eating … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and other lessons from a year of recovery

This week marked my one year anniversary of entering an Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders and meeting a few of the best people I know.  And, wow, what a difference a year makes.  I had started going to therapy 8ish months earlier, … Continue reading

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When hunger stops being the enemy

I am not a planner.  This may come as a shock to the few of you who know me in real life, because I plan *some* things to the point of obsession.  For example, social interactions, phone calls, meetings with strangers … Continue reading

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Food: “Addiction” or not?

I’ve been poking around this topic, working on this post, since it came up in group several months ago, but never could quite figure out what to say.  Then about 2 weeks ago I heard this story on NPR about … Continue reading

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