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Video: Good Vs. Bad Therapists By Lauren B.

This week I offer some ‘DOs’ and ‘DONTs’ of therapy. Remember, there are LOTS of great therapists out there, so don’t stick it out with a bad one! Also remember, someone may be a good therapist, but he/she may just…

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Vegetarianism And Eating Disorders

JUNKandPO via Etsy.com Women who suffer from eating disorders are four times more likely to be vegetarian than women without eating disorders, according to a recent study published in the Journal of the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The researchers found that 52 % of women with a history of eating disorders had been vegetarians at …

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Using Jewelry To Inspire Recovery

Sarah Munsey, Wired For Freedom Eating disorders are considered a self-harming behavior. Whether a person is under eating, overeating or purging these acts are life threatening. Many of the Victorian – Eating Disorder Treatment clients also physically cut, burn, pick at their flesh. Sarah Munsey is one young woman who has struggled with self-harm. Today, …

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Untangling The Mesh

One step forward, a mile back.  We’ll make it someday. ~Tanner Olson Today marks my 731st day of “freedom.”  It has been two years (one was a leap year) since my discharge from Residential Treatment at Roger’s Memorial Hospital.  On this day two years ago I reluctantly yet exuberantly walked out of the doors of …

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Unconditional Body Acceptance

One thing that’s struck me recently in the body image world is a sort of conditional body acceptance in the first-person narratives I’ve read – let me explain. . . . I accept my body after baby – the weight and stretch marks and scars and marks – because I created and hosted the miracle …

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Unbearable Lightness: ED Sufferer Book Review

For those of you who know me, the book that I am going to review is quite obvious. You know, or most of you do, that Portia de Rossi‘s book “Unbearable Lightness” has been the catalyst in helping me to realize that there is something very wrong with me and I need help and can …

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Truth In Advertising

Have you seen the new Special K campaign that encourages us to put an end to Fat Talk?  So inspirational, right?  Except that the video tells us that fat talk is a barrier to managing our weight, rather than a barrier to being happy or being alive. . .  And this is the same Special …

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Trusting Your Gut In Eating Disorder Recovery

Fena Arts via Etsy.com Our goal at The Victorian is to get our clients to distinguish between “eating disorder thinking” and “wise thinking.”  From there we counsel the clients in how to act on wise thinking. Many come in with hard set patterns of acting out in their eating disorder thinking. Changing these patterns is …

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