Many holidays seem to revolve around food, making those in recovery from an eating disorder wary of joining in the fun. But you can still enjoy the tricks and treats of Halloween without having to turn off your porch lights and stay inside. (Although it’s perfectly fine to do that, too.) Planning ahead and preparing yourself to handle any negative feelings that come up will help you avoid resorting to unhealthy eating behaviors.
Seeking to understand a loved one who is experiencing an eating disorder (ED) is an incredible act of love. It can be challenging and confusing, regardless of where the person is in the process. The road to recovery can be long and arduous, but your continued support is crucial to the success of the person experiencing the illness.
At the age of only four-years-old, I heard a voice in my head that said, “You’re fat. You aren’t good enough.” That voice was my eating disorder (aka “Ed”). I was 22-years-old before someone finally told me that I didn’t have to listen to that negative, self-critical voice anymore. While my eating disorder began as […]
I would never have recovered from my eating disorder without my weekly therapy group. The women and men in this group inspired me more than anything else. If they could get better, then maybe, just maybe, I could too. Others in recovery made healing seem like a real possibility. In addition to peer support, three […]
If you asked yourself the question, “What does it mean to be healthy?”, what are the first things to come to mind? If how much you weigh was one of the first things to pop in your head, you are not alone. For decades, weight has been a defining factor of health, but why? In […]