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Friendships That Were Part of My Disorder – The Past and Holidays

December 4, 2016

The holiday season has a way of bringing people together. Most times, this can be a good thing, but in certain circumstances, this has the potential to draw out painful pastimes. When friendships and family come together, especially across distances, from […]

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Alternative Forms of Healthcare: What is Right For You?

December 4, 2016

Eating disorder recovery is a complex journey, one that involves physical, emotional, mental, and spiritual wellness and healing. For the majority of individuals, finding full recovery involves working with multidisciplinary practitioners and specialists who understand the healing and treatment process […]

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Interpersonal Psychotherapy: Not Just For Depression

December 3, 2016

When it comes to mental illness and eating disorders, there are a myriad of treatment approaches that can be helpful for the individual who might be struggling. Thanks to ongoing research in the mental health field, treatment methods are improving […]

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Embracing Healthy Coping Tools as a Family

December 2, 2016

Healthy coping tools are often learned behaviors. If you have used harmful coping mechanisms in the past, there is still time to develop and implement healthy tools that will support your recovery. Often, family dynamics and communication styles can play […]

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Spiritual Lessons Learned For Recovery Applied During the Holiday Season

December 1, 2016

The holiday season is fully upon us.  For many of us, this means being fully submerged into the hustle and bustle of endless to-do lists, activities and parties. Many times we have overcommitments, holiday meals, party planning, shopping, gift-giving, and […]

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Transitioning Back to College After Winter Break While in Recovery

December 1, 2016

The holidays can be a stressful time filled with a variety of triggers for those in eating disorder recovery. Transitioning back to college after winter break can make this time even more challenging for students, as this typically comes with […]

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Chronic Side Effects and Eating Disorders During the Holidays

November 30, 2016

By nature, eating disorders are chronic diseases; meaning, they are not necessarily fully “curable” and/or the effects from eating disorders are ongoing. While the debate remains about whether or not a person can be fully recovered from an eating disorder, […]

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Saying “No” to the Dieting New Year’s Resolution

November 30, 2016

Despite the infinite ways one can practice self-improvement, dieting is typically the most common New Year’s resolution these days. Regardless of where you are in your recovery, or even if you have never struggled with an eating disorder, feel empowered […]

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Eating Disorders in South Africa

Eating Disorders in South Africa

November 29, 2016

South Africa is undergoing extreme urbanization and development, leading to a variety of cultural changes and unique issues affecting its population. Experts hypothesize that rates of eating disorders will rise rapidly with this urbanization [1]. The exact rates of eating […]

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Fresh year, Fresh Start in Eating Disorder Recovery

November 29, 2016

Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation Right about now, we start hearing the “A New Year, A New You!” messages from the media, the diet industry, women’s magazines […]

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