Take A Stand Now And Join Letter Writing Campaign

Tired of: insurance company refusing to cover your treatment? doctor being clueless about the seriousness of your eating disorder? teachers and coaches at school not knowing how to respond to you as you suffer from the despair of an eating disorder? watching your daughter, son, mother, or sister struggle with an eating disorder and not …

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Tails Of Recovery: How Animals Can Help

The use of animals to facilitate positive changes in a broad spectrum of therapeutic settings have been shown to promote physical, emotional, cognitive, and social improvement for people with special needs – including those with eating disorders. Researchers have have found that while a pet can be a good friend, a close partner, and a …

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Support In A Storm – Help For Family And Friends

If someone you love has an eating disorder, they aren’t the only ones suffering. From time to time, I will share resources with friends and family members that may make the journey a little easier. The Comfort Compass is a coalition uniting individuals living with mental health and/or substance abuse disorders, families, friends, & professionals …

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Support For Family And Friends

“To all who feel things will never get better, I want you to know that they can and will get better as your child gets healthy. I think it took my d two years after being weight restored to really be comfortable with herself, her weight and her illness. I know others have it happen …

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NOTE: This is a rather long ‘post;, but it explains some of the most valuable information pertaining to the effects of starvation on human behavior. Please take the time to read the entire writing. The following is an adaptation of “Handbook for Treatment of Eating Disorders” p. 145-177 by David M. Garner, Ph.D., which describes …

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Spring Eating Disorder Awareness Events Around US

“Coming Home: A Women’s Journey to Self” Workshop with Anita Johnston, PhD and Elissa Shapiro, LCSW May 8, 2010 Noon-6pm Austin, TX Spend spacious time in a beautiful, serene environment deepening and nuturing your relationship to yourself through ritual, storytelling, movement, music, writing and soul rejuvination. Learn how the voice of the Feminine Soul speaks …

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Setting Personal Boundaries

Many of us have real problems setting personal boundaries, with others, ourselves, and yes, an eating disorder! Here are a few things I have learned along the way in my own recovery, that have proven to be true and helpful…. **Establishing boundaries helps to keep you safe. Others know they cannot take advantage of you. …

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Serenity Now

I was reading some thoughts my friends at Branches Counseling shared the other day, and they struck me as very powerful. Serenity; Definition. (n.) The quality or state of being serene; clearness and calmness; quietness; stillness; peace. Serenity is what we all strive for. It’s where happiness begins. But what gets in the way of …

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Ready To Create?

I am convinced we all have a secret creative streak inside of us. Some of us are better at hiding it than others. What is your gift? Writing? Drawing? Painting? Dancing? Singing? Songwriting? Guitar? Poetry? Sculpture? Moviemaking? Whatever it is, why aren’t you giving your time and attention toward that skill? Do you need supplies? …

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Reaching Out In Recovery For National Poetry Month

Check out this Nat’l Poetry Month contest where the theme is “recovery.” Share your work and your road to recovery. If you have found it healing to write poetry on your path, then consider sharing your words in this free to enter contest. The first-place winner will receive a prize back that includes: It Gets …

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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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