Free Eating Disorder Webinars For LGBQT Teens And On Mentoring

On January 12, 2010 the National Youth Advocacy Coalition (NYAC) invites LGBQT youth service providers and educators to learn more about the unique ways eating disorders affect Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Queer and Transgender youth. Other topics include current research, and program ideas to implement in addressing this issue. This webinar will be guest hosted by …

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Envisioning What ‘Recovered’ Will Look Like….

Taken from a list of recovery tips, written by Carolyn Costin, MFT, with my own comments following: “It helps to have a reason why…a meaningful life…”what are you recovering to?” The eating disorder field struggles with the question of what an eating disorder is…is it a mental illness, as addiction, a brain disease? I like …

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Christmas Vs The Eating Disorder

“Don’t forget to leave out milk and cookies for Santa!” “Have some more eggnog.” “Don’t you want some of the pecan pie? I made it just for you!” “You’re getting too thin. Here, have some more of this.” “Getting a little pot belly, aren’t we?” Between the constant focus on food and dealing with friends …

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Captivating Memoir For Those Trying To Understand Living With An ED

“I fell for the great American dream, female version, hook, line, and sinker,” Marya Hornbacher writes. “I, as many young women do, honest-to-God believed that once I Just Lost a Few Pounds, suddenly I would be a New You, I would have Ken-doll men chasing my thin legs down with bouquets of flowers on the …

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An Inspirational Quote A Day Won’t Kill You

I find inspiration quotes to be helpful, encouraging and uplifting. And I know they can be a little cheesy, but here are a few that touch my spirit these days: “An eating disorder can set up a negative loop of thoughts in peoples’ minds. It is one way that the illness maintains control. By looking …

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“You Don’t Choose To Have An Eating Disorder. You Choose Not To.”

If the headline is true, then what do we replace our eating disorder with? Experience. Dream. Risk. Close your eyes and jump. Enjoy the freefall. Choose exhilaration over comfort. Choose magic over predictability. Choose potential over safety. Wake up to the magic of everyday life. Make friends with your intuition. Trust your gut. Discover the …

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Yoga Therapy For Eating Disorder

A study published in the latest issue of Psychology of Women Quarterly reports that mind-body exercise, such as yoga, is associated with greater body satisfaction and fewer symptoms of eating disorders than traditional aerobic exercise like jogging or using cardio machines. Yoga practitioners reported less self-objectification, greater satisfaction with physical appearance, and fewer disordered eating …

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What You Need To Know Now

I confess- I am totally addicted to Neal Walsh’s writings. Frankly, I’m an addictive person and this may be the first healthy addiction I’ve ever had. His thoughts for today? On this day of your life, I believe God wants you to know… …that God’s light shines through you when your light shines on another. …

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Wanna Dance?

If you haven’t seen Snowball the dancing cockatoo, you need to. I’m serious. Go right now. I’ll wait. Snowball is a medium sulphur crested Eleanora cockatoo and he loves to dance and sing. Says his owners, a bird rescue sanctuary, he loves the Back Street Boys. “No one taught Snowball to dance…he just heard …

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Tools For Healing An ED

Obviously there is no magic pull for curing an eating disorder – it can take dozens of tries and resources to do that – everything from prescription medication to meditation, from group therapy to rehab. Here are a few tools you may want to consider adding to your repertoire. Respect. This isn’t about loving, or …

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Eating Disorder Self Test. Take the EAT-26 self test to see if you might have eating disorder symptoms that might require professional evaluation. All answers are confidential.

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