Tag Archives: Eating disorder

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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Diet is a four letter word

I have so much to say about this, I’m going to have to break it up into a few posts, but here goes… Part 1: How did I get here? I was 5 years old when my mother first introduced … Continue reading

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Assertive Communication Formula

The assertive communication formula is one of the first and most pivotal lessons I learned in the life skills group.  I’ve talked about assertive communication before, but I’ve learned recently that it can be used in many more useful and … Continue reading

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Sometimes you need a little push

Sometimes the biggest and worst feeling curve-balls from the universe are actually amazing opportunities to reframe your thoughts and move forward. Yesterday, during my coincidentally perfectly scheduled treatment team, I found out that, as of that day, my insurance was … Continue reading

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Needing ED until you don’t

When you start this eating disorder treatment program (or any kind of therapy/self discovery journey) you start processing feelings that may have been comfortably packed away for decades and at the same time you start learning about eating intuitively. When … Continue reading

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Be the change

I vaguely remember a discussion in what must have been an English Literature or Comp class, about physically abused kids and their options growing up.  Most of us assumed that when abused children grow up, they become the opposite of … Continue reading

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Support System, Party of One

Every good recovery needs a strong support structure, right?  But what does “support” really mean and where does it really come from? I’ve always been overly accommodating.  I’m a total “people pleaser.”  I overcompensate, because I’ve never felt like I … Continue reading

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