Recovery

This Could Be The Day

When you see the light at the end of the tunnel, it is not beneficial to go out and build more tunnel. It was John Quinton who observed that politicians do that. Maybe you’ve caught yourself doing it, too. Just when things look like they’re getting better, you start seeing more things that “aren’t right,” …

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Think Well Or Act Well?

…that it is well to think well. It is divine to act well. Horace Mann said that, and he was right. Thinking is just the first step in creation. You’ve had some wonderful ideas lately about changes you want to make in your life. Now it’s time to put those thoughts into a action, yes? …

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The Slender Trap

Today, art psychologist and eating disorder specialist Lauren Stern is sharing on the blog today. As an art psychotherapist for the past 30 years, and an eating disorder specialist for 25 of them, I decided that it was time to share with the world the techniques that I have been developing and perfecting over the …

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The Problem With Living By Our Feelings

As soon as one thing goes your way, you feel temporarily content, but just around the corner is that next thing to cause you discontentment. If you want short term happiness, go ahead and let outside people and circumstances make you happy? That may be okay for a while, but if you want true happiness, …

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THE PAIN OF PERFECTION

For many people, the desire and commitment to do their ‘best’, can easily morph into an obsessional attempt to be ‘perfect’. ‘Perfectionism’ is often one of the major maintaining and controlling factors for a person who is suffering with an eating disorder. ‘Perfection’ is an impossibility, but it is a often believed to be THE …

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The Pain Of Perfection

For many people, the desire and commitment to do their ‘best’, can easily morph into an obsessional attempt to be ‘perfect’. ‘Perfectionism’ is often one of the major maintaining and controlling factors for a person who is suffering from an eating disorder. ‘Perfection’ is an impossibility, but it is a often believed to be THE …

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The Gift Of You

Every once in a while, I get inspirational quotes that I know you have to know. When they reasonate with my spirit, I am confident they will touch someone else as well… Today, you need to know… …that you are loved on this day for all the wonder that you bring to your world with …

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The Art Of Happiness

Happiness requires that you are satisfied that your mind deals with people and events in a rational manner, says psychologist Dr. Ellen Keller. Have you thought about happiness much lately? Are you happy? When was the last time you were happy? “Happiness is an emotion. So is sadness, love, hate, curiosity, revulsion, excitement, jealousy, contentment, …

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Teaching The Caterpillar To Fly

I’d like to share some excerpts from an article by Scott J. Simmerman, Ph.D: Performance Management Company, 1997-2006 Generally, everyone has unrealized potential. Improvement is about understanding and capturing ideas and possibilities, reformulating and restructuring those ideas into a usable form and then transforming them into actions and behaviors. Consider this: Two caterpillars are conversing …

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Taking Care Of Yourself Through Volunteering

As a person with an eating disorder who is in recovery, I amazed myself at just how much time, energy, money, resources, thoughts, and prayers were sacrificed at the alter of my eating disorder. I could consume entire hours thinking about what I would or wouldn’t eat the next day, whether I had exercised enough …

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