Category: Holidays

How to Support Your Child If They Are Struggling with Bulimia During the Holidays

Teen Adolescent Girl in Winter with Umbrella Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For adolescents struggling with bulimia, the holidays can be a less-than-cheerful time of year. Young people who have bulimia are often confronted with culturally approved disordered eating habits during the holidays as friends and relatives restrict their food intake so that they can binge on that big [...]
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Five Tips for Navigating Holiday Parties in Eating Disorder Treatment

Woman holding holiday lights Contributor: Staff at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center For so many people, mistletoe and eggnog, white elephant gift exchanges, seasonal songs, and a dessert list that runs a mile long are reasons to celebrate – staples at holiday parties shrouded in traditions that serve as annual memory makers. But for some, eating disorder recovery and [...]
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EDH Weekly Hope – Jena Margis – Pregnancy & Motherhood in ED Recovery – Part 5

Pregnant Lady dealing with an eating disorder during the holidays Weekly Hope is a Facebook Live interview series with Kirsten Haglund. It airs on Wednesdays on the Eating Disorder Hope Facebook Page. The interviews with our guests cover a wide array of various topics that relate to eating disorders and mental health. The guests include leading doctors, clinicians, experts, advocates, and people with their own [...]
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Top 5 Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Tips for the Holiday

A gift of BED Recovery Tips Contributed by Canopy Cove The holiday season is characterized by many traditions and behaviors depending on your culture. However, one that is universal is the focus on food. Here are some BED recovery tips. For many, this is exciting, but, for those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), it opens a Pandora’s Box of emotions, [...]
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The Gifts of Recovery

Woman enjoying Gifts of Recovery Contributor: Camille Williams, MA, NCC, LCPC, Eating Disorder Program Coordinator at Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center Experiencing the gifts of recovery are sometimes overlooked. The holidays are often a challenging time in recovery due to increased time with family around lots of food. Being preoccupied with an eating disorder (ED) takes away many things such [...]
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Treatment During the Holidays

Woman working on Eating Disorder Treatment During the Holidays Contributed by Canopy Cove Making the decision whether to enter treatment during the holidays can be a daunting task. It is understandable that there will be mixed emotions involved. It is difficult enough to make the decision to enter treatment and to be away from family on regular days, and that decision just becomes more [...]
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Allowing Yourself to Enjoy the Holidays while in ED Recovery

Holiday in ED Recovery The hustle-and-bustle of the holiday season certainly lends to some of its charm. There is a thrill in the air as people decorate their homes, reminisce about traditions, buy their gifts, and prepare to make unforgettable memories with their loved ones. Our society often looks down upon taking time off, and it seems as if, [...]
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Spreading Joy in the Holidays After Eating Disorder Treatment

Woman with ornament for the holidays So many of the traditions that make this time of year special involve the one thing that creates anxiety and turmoil for those in recovery – food. After all, Thanksgiving’s entire purpose is to commemorate a 3-day feast shared by the Pilgrims and Native Americans. Food plays a huge role in the traditions we keep [...]
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