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Our online Treatment Directory is provided in the hope that it will make the process of finding treatment a bit easier. More importantly, we hope that it will help patients to find the treatment program that best fits their individual needs. Our Treatment Directory provides in-depth information about each program, including: contact information, number of …

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Tips For Surviving The Holidays

The holiday season is known to be bursting with good cheer, but for someone dealing with an eating disorder, this time of the year may actually be full of dread.  Eating is at the forefront of everyone’s mind, and there are countless food-centric social gatherings.  Escaping disordered thoughts may seem impossible, but preparing for this …

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Time Is A Waisting…

I spent the weekend in Michigan due to a sudden death in my family. Honestly, there is nothing like an event like this to put things in perspective. Our bodies are so much more than circumference and pounds. They are literally … Continue reading → I spent the weekend in Michigan due to a sudden death …

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THIRD TIME’S THE CHARM!

SIGN OUR PETITION DATELINE:  October 21, 2013:  JOIN OUR CRUSADE! In March, 2011, I wrote a blog post for Eating Disorders Online entitled, Dear Michelle, about Michelle Obama’sLet’s Move Campaign.  In my article, I referenced  Paul Campos’ piece in the Daily Beast where Campos does a brilliant job explaining why the Let’s Move campaign has …

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The Weeks Keep On Coming!

Did you know that this week is Fat Talk Free Week?  Check it out here! Can you commit, for the remaining few days, not to utter a word about your body or anyone else’s?  I know, I know, there may still be that silly negativity squatting in your head.  But, at least for conversational purposes, …

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The Warning Signs Of Self-Harm Addiction

Fairy Drop via Etsy.com An eating disorder; whether it be anorexia, bulimia or compulsive overeating is a control disorder and a form of self-harming. Typical eating disorder patterns and self-injury patterns carry similar traits: · Perfectionist personalities · History of trauma · Physical, emotional or sexual abuse · Family issues · Feelings of self-loathing · Low self-worth Both self-injury and eating …

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The Walking Dread

It is Healthy Weight Week.  Because I have written about HWW for the last three years (see archives of Tasty Morsels) I won’t spend a great deal of time explaining it here.  In a word HWW was developed over 20 years ago by Francie Berg to raise awareness of the damage that diets can cause …

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The Times They Are A Changin’?

Happy New Year, DEWHAED readers! And a happy new year it is. . .  Several news pieces this year have already made me squeal with delight! Have you heard that the percentage of Americans (women, in particular) who are on a diet has drastically declined in the last 20 years?  The NPD Group, who conducted …

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The Sound Of Silence

Silence. There are two sides to this loaded word. Of course, there are times when silence is extremely beneficial and opens your mind to new ways of thinking and your eyes to new discovering to make. I am in love with my daily 10-minutes of meditation. It feels like the world is at my feet and I the …

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The Shame In Advertising

By now, you’ve probably heard of Gap’s Twitter fiasco, in which the clothing retailer landed itself in an uncommon, too-skinny debate after tweeting this photo last week: The internet erupted with comments like “Seriously, @Gap? In what world do people look like this?” The model was referred to as “a pencil in plaid,” and some claimed she needed …

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