Recovery

Make A Panel For ED Memorial Quilt

The eating disorders memorial quilt raises awareness in Washington about the many lives which have been lost because of eating disorders. The quilt is dedicated to the memory of all people who have died from an eating disorder. It is displayed at Eating Disorder Coalition events, annual meetings, press conferences, and congressional briefings. If you …

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Write Love On Your Arm Day

Self-injury, especially cutting is a common problem for people who are depressed, have eating disorders, borderline personality disorder, OCD, and other mental illnesses. Around 40% of bulimic and 30% of anorexics also cut along with their eating disorders. I was surprised to hear this even though I have cut through out my eating disorder. That’s …

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What? I Have A Meal Plan!

Monday- 150 calories Tuesday- nothing Wednesday- 150 Thursday 150+ 1 hour of horse riding and 1 hour of badminton Friday- nothing Saturday-300 Sunday 300+ 1 hour of swimming ”I used to only eat 2 days a week and am still finding it very hard eating, but I don’t want to gain or lose weight. What …

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What Do You Really Give Up In Recovery?

Recovering from an eating disorder of any type is complex, difficult and not a quick process. Recovery is not linear, nor does it move at a constant pace. There may be periods when a person feels ‘stuck’, and is confused as to why. One of the hardest parts of recovery for many people is actually …

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Shannon Cutts: Beauty Undressed

If you’ve never heard of Shannon Cutts, you should. She is a speaker, writer, performing songwriter and mentor. She is also and most importantly a survivor. After emerging triumphantly from a fifteen-year battle with anorexia & bulimia, Shannon began giving motivational, inspirational concerts to share hope and empowerment with others who were hurting. Soon her …

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Registration Link Is Now Up For The NW Ohio NEDA Walk!!

I wanted to let everyone know who is interested, that the on line registration link is now up and running (or walking 🙂 for the NW Ohio NEDA Walk scheduled for April 25, 2010!!! Registrations or donations/pledges can be made by going to: http://www.firstgiving.com/NEDA Information about the Walk is also available on the NW Ohio …

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Local Self-Esteem And Healthy Body Events In MD, CA And FL

Promoting Self Esteem & Healthy Body Image for the Jewish Community. Sheppard Pratt Balitmore, MD January 31, 2010 8:30am – 1:30pm In addition to keynote presentations, the agenda will include interactive workshops focused on positive relationships with food, recognizing eating disorders, self-esteem, constructive parenting and other important topics. Presented by The Center for Eating Disorders …

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Just What The Doctor Ordered….

Talk therapy, family therapy, medication…if you’ve ever had an eating disorder or lived with someone who has, dealing with recommended treatments can be work. And they are often effective. But sometimes, you just need to do something else. Sometimes, you need to be reminded that it is still possible to have fun, to be silly, …

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It’s Time To Talk About It

With National Eating Disorder Awareness Week just days away, I am captivated by the theme – “It’s time to talk about it.” As a medical writer and counselor, much of what I do is outside the realm of eating disorders. And when people realize I write a blog for this site, they naturally assume that …

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Get Ready Tp Celebrate

Next week is National Eating Disorder Awareness Week (February 21st-27th). The theme this year is “It’s Time to Talk about It.” It is sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Organization. There will be events taking place all across the country in honor of this week. If you are interested in getting involved, you will find …

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