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…

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…

Spiritual Nutrition During the Holiday Season

Self-Care During the Holidays By Jessica Carter As the holiday season is upon us, caring for yourself is important now, more than ever. A well-rounded recovery includes meeting your physical, psychological, and spiritual needs.  Let’s explore ways in which we can incorporate spirituality into our holiday self-care routine. Gratitude: Practicing thankfulness and appreciation is beneficial…

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How do we navigate negative food and body image talk?

By Kayla Carson, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships As we celebrate the holidays, we are reunited with many family members and loved ones. We know from experience as we gather together, it doesn’t take long for negative food and body image talk to begin; sometimes it can even start at “hello.” Often our loved ones…

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Eating Disorders in Middle-Aged Women

By: Ashley Hemrich, MA, Regional Director of Clinical Partnerships There are many misconceptions regarding eating disorders; one of the most common is that they typically occur in affluent, Caucasian females, between the ages of 18-25. While this population appears to be highly vulnerable for eating disorders, we know eating disorders occur across all demographics. Eating…