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how fear of indulgence impacts eating disorder recovery 

how fear of indulgence impacts eating disorder recovery 

Recently I find myself saying that a certain food or combination of foods is “scary” because it feels “indulgent”, as if indulging in something is akin to committing an act of sin.  Thanks to a toxic and pervasive diet culture,

great expectations: you’re bringing me down in recovery

great expectations: you’re bringing me down in recovery

Measuring and comparing time always feels strange. It feels like I’ve been home for a long time, but I’ve only been home for about three weeks, about a quarter of the time I spent in residential treatment. I appreciate the

eating disorders: the ultimate gaslighter

eating disorders: the ultimate gaslighter

Gaslighting refers to when someone – intentionally or not- manipulates your perceptions of reality. It’s a horrific form of emotional and psychological abuse and is overlooked because gaslighting is often done by people we know, trust, and love. The internal

how invalidation leads to empowerment and trust in ed recovery

how invalidation leads to empowerment and trust in ed recovery

The important yet, challenging nature of developing trust in eating disorder recovery is often highly underestimated. Trusting relationships, both with ourselves and with others, allow us to accept our truths and therefore present us with the option of creating change.

a whole latke love: cultivating joy of food as a caregiver

a whole latke love: cultivating joy of food as a caregiver

As I begin to bring in the holidays by making the ever so time-consuming, yet delicious latkes, as a caregiver, I can’t help but think about how difficult tonight is going to be for OJ. The making and sharing of