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Releasing Anger in Eating Disorder Recovery

Releasing Anger in Eating Disorder Recovery

At some point in your eating disorder recovery, you will need to release anger. Recovery is an interesting process and it can also be tough. When anger comes up, it’s important to know how to handle it so that it doesn’t get stuck in your body and trigger eating disorder patterns (How to Channel Anger Constructively). Take a look at these helpful suggestions to help you release anger as it arises in your eating disorder recovery. 

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Being Mindful in Bulimia Recovery

Being Mindful in Bulimia Recovery

Every day, I make small choices which greatly impact the maintenance of my bulimia recovery. One of these choices starts with thinking ahead in the morning on the meals I plan to have throughout the day; while another is being mindful of the inner dialogue I have about my self-image and how it relates to my eating habits.

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Deciding To Go Inpatient For Eating Disorders Treatment (Video)

Deciding To Go Inpatient For Eating Disorders Treatment (Video)

There are times when your eating disorder and/or other co-morbid illnesses require inpatient psychiatric treatment. In an earlier post, I discussed my decision to enter an inpatient psychiatric hospital for anorexia, alcohol abuse treatment.  In this video, I talk more about why I need inpatient eating disorders treatment.

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Surviving ED: One Year Later

Surviving ED: One Year Later

Surviving ED really is the fulfillment of a dream: to reach out to other people who have eating disorders, and to offer them both honesty and hope and perhaps help them feel just a little bit less alone in their own journeys of recovery.

Surviving ED is one-year old  this week. The road of recovery has been long and winding, with many twists and turns, lapses and relapses, and picking myself up to try just one more time. The journey of recovery sometimes feels endless and tiring, and I know that it is hard to not want to give up.

However, at the end is freedom from anorexia and ultimately, a full and healthy life.

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Being On The Other Side: When Friends Struggle With Eating Disorders (Video)

Being On The Other Side: When Friends Struggle With Eating Disorders (Video)

I recently learned that several friends of mine also are struggling with their eating disorders, and that it hurts even though I also have an eating disorder.

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Why Don’t You Just Eat? — Educating People About EDs

Why Don’t You Just Eat? — Educating People About EDs

I have run into many people who just don’t understand eating disorders since I developed anorexia in my early forties. Many people would ask me, “Why don’t you just eat?” They did not realize I was terrified to eat. In this video, I talk about some common misconceptions about eating disorders and what we can do to educate people.

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Staying with Eating Disorder Recovery During the Summertime

Staying with Eating Disorder Recovery During the Summertime

It is sometimes hard to maintain a positive body image and stay in recovery during the “bikini season.” HealthlyPlace blogger Angela E. Lackey talks about how to stay with recovery during a time of year when people are flooded with messages about dieting and having the “perfect body.” Watch here:

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Discovering the Truth Beneath My Eating Disorder: Part 1

Discovering the Truth Beneath My Eating Disorder: Part 1

I reached my healthy goal weight weeks ago. I continue to eat well and maintain my weight. I am feeling more alive than I have in years, and I would like to forget I ever had anorexia nervosa and move on to real life.

It isn’t that easy. Now I need to discover why I developed an eating disorder at the age of 42 and resisted recovery for years until I almost lost everything, including my life.

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The Importance of Healthy Weight in ED Recovery

The Importance of Healthy Weight in ED Recovery

Living with anorexia, I’ve been struggling to get to a healthy weight for several years. As I learned from my doctor, reaching your goal weight is a key part of eating disorder recovery. Watch this video to understand why.

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Recovery from Eating Disorders: A New Year of Hope

Recovery from Eating Disorders: A New Year of Hope

On New Year’s Eve 2009, I was with my husband, David, at a party. I ate without too much fear and had earlier wrote that I was on my way to complete recovery from anorexia nervosa in 2010.

It wasn’t meant to be. However, I always try to live my life with hope. I vow that 2011 will be the year I recover. I also believe each one of you can make this the year you recover from your eating disorder.

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