Category: Holidays

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. For many, this is exciting, but, for those struggling with Binge Eating Disorder (BED), it opens a Pandora’s Box of emotions, concerns, and fears. It is possible [...]
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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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All I Want for Christmas is My Eating Disorder Recovery

Christmas tree ornament Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation Let’s get real: what was the last the gift you received for Christmas, or the holidays, that you remember, or made a profound impact on your life?  Unless it was something massively life-changing, like a marriage [...]
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Spending the Holidays in Treatment and Keeping Your Traditions

Woman with Binge eating disorder during the Holidays The holidays are a complicated time for those in eating disorder treatment.  While the festivities may be exciting, it’s hard to imagine celebrating as one usually does without the home, traditions, and family they normally have around them. While your holiday celebrations will undoubtedly be different in treatment, you can still have a joyous time! Focus [...]
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Don’t Wait Until “After the Holidays” for Residential Treatment

Woman drinking cocoa It is never easy to acknowledge the necessity for residential treatment when you are struggling with an eating disorder. The thought of leaving your life and loved ones to attend treatment is scary and becomes even more difficult around the holidays. At this time, it may be tempting to wait until after the holidays to [...]
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