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December 21, 2017

Self-care Tips for Eating Disorders

Practicing self-care is an essential part of eating disorder recovery. Self-care does not have to be extravagant, it is simple, thoughtful ways of tending to your physical, emotional, mental, and psychological care. When you are in recovery from an eating...

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December 15, 2017

Body Image: How Do I Look and Why Does it Matter?

Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or see yourself in a picture, encompassing what you believe about your appearance, how you feel about your body, and how you feel in your body. Our...

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December 8, 2017

Caring for a Loved One with an Eating Disorder during the Holidays

We have entered the time of year that is full of family and social events. When your loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, the holidays can become complicated. During these times of togetherness, we often struggle with what...

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November 30, 2017

Advice for those Struggling with an Eating Disorder

Lauren was in a dark place, a world out of control. Struggling with eating disorders for 15 years, she felt alone – in her mind that was how life was supposed to be.  After years of hiding her eating disorder,...

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November 22, 2017

Managing the Holiday Season with an Eating Disorder

By: Leigh-Ann Bamberg MS, RDN, LD For many people, the holidays are a time of joy and merriment, a time for family and friends to gather and enjoy each other’s company while sharing in annual traditions and abundant laughter. For most...

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November 22, 2017

The Importance of Showing Gratitude at Thanksgiving

By: Heather Forbes, Family Therapist When I think of gratitude at Thanksgiving, my mind travels back to the “picture perfect” Thanksgiving dinners from the old Norman Rockwell prints. But, why should we only be grateful at Thanksgiving? Giving thanks is...

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November 14, 2017

How to Stop the Binge-Purge Cycle of Bulimia Nervosa

By: Maggie Klyce, LICSW, PIP The binge-purge cycle of bulimia nervosa is one of intense shame for those struggling and can be a source of confusion for loved ones as to why the individual doesn’t “just stop.” First, let’s explain...

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November 14, 2017

Eating Disorders and Body Dysmorphic Disorder

By: Laura Cordova ALC, NCC Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is a mental disorder that impacts 1-2% of the U.S. population, but because it often goes undiagnosed, those affected could be higher.  Although this disorder been around for some time, clinicians...

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November 7, 2017

A True Story about Bulimia Nervosa

Approximately 4.7 million women will have their lives threatened by bulimia nervosa. Like other eating disorders, bulimia is complicated and not fully understood.  Those suffering will often binge on large amounts of food and then purge their calories through behaviors...

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October 26, 2017

Integrating Spirituality in Eating Disorder Recovery

By: Brittany Braswell, MS, RDN, LD Over the last several years, researchers and clinicians alike have observed the significant impact that faith can have on one’s desire, drive, and ultimate success in recovery from an eating disorder.  Studies show that...

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