Author Archives: Baxter Ekern

About Baxter Ekern

Baxter is the Vice President of Ekern Enterprises, Inc. He is responsible for the operations of Eating Disorder Hope and ensuring that the website is functioning smoothly.

Authenticity, Transparency, & Boundaries: What Are My Limits in Anorexia Recovery?

Asian American Woman in Wheat Field Anorexia Nervosa turns your entire life into chaos. It calls the shots about how you treat yourself and your body as well as how you interact with the world around you. In recovery, we get to take back control, learn our limits in anorexia recovery, recognize the limiting and harmful eating disorder beliefs that have kept [...]
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Are You Ready to Do the Work of Eating Disorder Recovery? What it takes…

Group of women overcoming an eating disorder We call it “recovery” because the process of overcoming an eating disorder will help you recover things that you have lost due to the obsessive thoughts and compulsive behaviors of an eating disorder. But “recovery” can also suggest that you are recovering the person you were before the eating disorder. I don’t think that’s true. [...]
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Authentically Living in Recovery from Bulimia

Woman in DBT treatment Authenticity is a trait that man does not strive for until they feel they have lost it. Authentically living in recovery means living in a way that is true to one’s personality, spirit, or character. Many individuals that have struggled with Bulimia Nervosa have spent a great deal of time living to keep their eating disorder [...]
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Elite Athletes & Eating Disorder Recovery – 5 Tips for Teammates and Coaches

Female Athletes and Anorexia in swimmers For elite athletes with eating disorders, the demands of competition are often compounded by expectations to be thinner, faster, stronger, or just generally in peak physical form for their sport. A message is sent to many athletes that this idealized body and weight (often inaccurately viewed as essential to top performance) is to be achieved [...]
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Best Practices for Returning to School in Eating Disorder Recovery

Man walking The transition from summer back to school can be difficult for any student. This transition can be even more challenging for students in eating disorder recovery. Are there any best practices for returning to school? The stressors that come along with school, such as academic and social stressors, can contribute to disordered eating. Therefore, it’s [...]
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How to Take Care of Myself in a Relationship with an Eating Disorder Sufferer

Spouse supporting spouse “You can’t take care of others unless you first take care of yourself.” It’s cliché, but it’s cliché for a reason. You have to take care of yourself in order to care for your relationship in eating disorder recovery. If we neglect ourselves, even with the best of intentions, our identities, careers, daily life, and relationships [...]
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Drunkorexia and Bulimia: A Dangerous Combination

College girl leaning on tree reading a book Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Alcohol has been a fixture on college and university campuses for many generations. The same cannot be said for drunkorexia, which is a fairly new phenomenon. This condition is the result of a combination of three factors: food restriction, bulimia, and alcohol abuse. This allows drunkorexia and [...]
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Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show is Changing with the Times!

Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show Body Positive Catwalk Image Contributor: Samantha Read at Eating Disorder Solutions The Victoria’s Secret fashion show has always received a large following with the beautiful women who walk the catwalk. However, in recent years, many individuals have condemned the restrictive lifestyles these women must endure to achieve a very unrealistic idea of “thinness and beauty” that perpetuates the low [...]
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