Building Identity Apart From An Eating Disorder

Eating disorders are all-consuming conditions. They find a way to draw your attention away from every other aspect of your life. Once you’ve lived with an eating disorder for months or years, it expands far beyond your food choices and exercise routine; it affects your time spent with friends and family, your job, your education,…

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Eating Disorder Recovery: Dealing with Setbacks

It doesn’t matter whether you’ve been in eating disorder recovery for two weeks, two years, or two decades: setbacks are always a possibility.  Your symptoms may not dictate your daily life anymore but it takes ongoing work to keep those false beliefs at bay. Eating disorder recovery is a lifelong process that requires commitment. Dealing…

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Dealing with Trauma in Eating Disorder Recovery

People with an eating disorder often have more than their ED alone to overcome. According to the National Eating Disorders Association, one study found that 97 percent of individuals hospitalized for ED had at least one other co-occurring condition. Of those with co-occurring conditions, 22 percent also had post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Another clinical study…

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Recovery and holidays

Reflecting on Recovery

Managing Anxiety During the Holidays For most of us, the holidays fill us with joy, peace, and happiness. However, for those practicing recovery from an eating disorder, envisioning themselves at a holiday gathering may bring overwhelming feelings of fear and anxiety.  Although eating disorders can make celebrating holiday traditions difficult, fostering change and challenging disordered…

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