Living The Meadows Model

January 23rd, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , ,

Nancy Minister, Workshop Facilitator at The Meadows, discusses the Meadows Model in our newest blog. The Meadows Model is incorporated into all of The Meadows family of...

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Is it All in Your Head? How Neurofeedback Supports Eating Disorder Recovery

January 18th, 2019 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , ,

When it comes to eating disorders, there are many aspects of these mental health conditions that can be misunderstood. The symptoms of eating disorders can be misconstrued...

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Will Diets Work in 2019? A Closer Look at Dieting and Eating Disorders

December 17th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

Years ago, December was a time for Ed and I to think about New Year’s resolutions. I was in an abusive marriage with him for over twenty...

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How to Use CBT Techniques to Manage Stressful Holiday Gatherings

December 10th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

For anyone in recovery from an eating disorder, the holidays can take on a whole new level of stress. Triggers can come in many different forms, especially...

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How Exposure Response Prevention Can Help Overcome Anxiety in Eating Disorder Recovery

November 26th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , , ,

For the many individuals who suffer from an eating disorder, including anorexia, bulimia, or binge eating disorder, anxiety is often an underlying issue. Anxiety, in its many...

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Take the Holidays Back from Ed: Ten Tips

November 16th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , , , ,

I distinctly remember feeling fat wearing the leotard pictured here. Yes, at the young age of four, I already heard Ed screaming, “You aren’t good enough.” If...

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Building a Recovery Tribe: 11 Ideas to Try Today

October 10th, 2018 // // Tags: , , ,

by Jenni Schaefer Mental illness is a lonely place. The actual symptoms of mental illness even ensure isolation: With my eating disorder, I was a pro at...

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I’m Never Going to Get Better: 13 Ways to Help Your Loved One Maintain Hope in Eating Disorders and PTSD Treatment

September 27th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , ,

I’m never going to get better. I’m the only person in the world who won’t recover. I said this about my eating disorder, and, later, I said...

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Binge Eating Disorder or Overeating—How to know if Your Teen is Struggling

September 24th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , ,

You may notice your teenager overeat occasionally or maybe seem overeager when it comes to food. Perhaps you’ve observed your teen skipping meals but consuming a large...

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ED Recovery Is Not About Perfection

September 19th, 2018 // // Tags: , , , , , , , ,

Eating disorders have been termed as thought disorders because of the myriad of intrusive, irrational thoughts that occur every second of every day for those struggling with...

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