Category: Holidays

5 Coping Skills to Support Your Recovery This Holiday Season

Holiday season party Holidays can be stressful for most individuals, and especially if you are struggling with an eating disorder. Learning healthy coping skills to manage this season can help you stay on your recovery path. Identify Triggers Triggers can be identified and therefore you can be prepared. Work with your treatment team to be able to identify [...]
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Self-Care & The Holidays: Relapse Prevention Importance

Woman holding lights Self-care during the holidays can be the difference between a relapse and staying on track with eating disorder recovery. Practicing self-care can keep your eating disorder at bay and not allow unhealthy behaviors to override the joy and fun of the holiday season. Understand Your Limits Understand your limits during the holiday season [1]. This [...]
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How to Support My Recovery with Structure During the Holidays?

Woman struggling with eating disorder It’s “the most wonderful time of the year,” for most people.  For those in eating disorder recovery, it can also be the most challenging time of the year.  With holiday traditions come traditional holiday meals, leaving those in recovery vulnerable to emotional turmoil and relapse.  Creating a plan and maintaining structure throughout this time of year can help [...]
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Holiday Vacation and Recovery: Plan and Know Your Limits

Eating Disorder Treatment During the Holidays Vacations are an exciting adventure to plan and to anticipate. Being able to plan and know what to prepare for around the holiday season can help you in your recovery process. Often holidays mean gathering with family, friends, and attending multiple parties. It can be stressful when approaching this for the first time when working [...]
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How to Cope with Weight Comments at Family Holiday Parties

Woman with ear muffs The holidays and family, don’t you just love the weight comments? Know how you will handle a family member who makes unnecessary comments about your weight. Everyone has to prepare for family holidays in their own way. Some people are making the meals, others gifts, and almost everyone is gearing up to deal with the [...]
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5 Fun Holiday Budget Gifts While in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman in woods during the holidays Holidays in recovery can be tricky. In addition to the stress of social gatherings and potential triggers comes the pressure to give the perfect gift. The gift that shows your loved ones how much you appreciate their support. With so many other things going on for you, emotionally, physically, and fiscally, the pressure to find [...]
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Coping with Financial Fears During the Holidays After Treatment

Woman holding holiday lights Seeking treatment can be a financial strain for a family and loved ones. When first seeking treatment, at any level, one of the first steps is to check on insurance coverage of care. Too often, insurance companies do not cover at 100%, and individuals and loved ones are left with the financial burden of out-of-pocket [...]
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Holiday Relapse Prevention: What to Do if You Start to Slip

Holiday season in the snow Relapse prevention is essential during the holidays when in recovery from an eating disorder. There are various signs to look for when you believe that you might be starting to slip. Share With Others When going to holiday family gatherings, or meeting up with friends, it is essential to share your triggers and needs with [...]
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When Negative Food Talk Takes Over the Office Holiday Party

Office Christmas party place setting Holidays are a beautiful time. Filled with loved ones, family, friends, and meals. When Christmas parties occur at your work, it can be a struggle for those with an eating disorder. Food, especially food that may feel safe to a person with an eating disorder, can be more of a battle during holiday parties. Holidays [...]
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