Category: VLOG

Taking the Focus Away from Food this Thanksgiving

Woman Walking Along The Lake Thanksgiving can be stressful for those in eating disorder recovery, but it does not have to be that way. Focusing on the blessings in your life and what brings joy to your heart can make it less about food and more about gratitude. This is easier said than done, particularly if Thanksgiving was difficult for [...]
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Coping with Election Aftermath in Ways that Promote Recovery

Coping after the Election Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope The recent presidential election has been one of the most divisive in our nation’s history. There is clearly a massive divide among Americans, the reality of which has left many feeling hopeless. This election has uniquely impacted the eating disorder community [...]
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Trigger-or-Treat: Halloween in Recovery

Halloween celebrations Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. With Halloween less than one week away, the holiday season is officially here! The biggest concerns surrounding Halloween for some individuals might be what costume to wear or how to turn their front yard into a haunted house, [...]
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Dangers of Using Exercise as a Coping Tool in Eating Disorder Recovery

Man participating in exercise Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. Many people tout the benefits of engaging in exercise to relieve anxiety. This can be tricky for anyone in recovery from an eating disorder, particularly those who exercised compulsively while they were unwell. How can you tell whether [...]
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Learning How to Trust Again While in Eating Disorder Recovery

Woman returning to college Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. Eating disorders can make you question a lot about who you are and what matters to you most. They can make you lose faith in yourself, your loved ones, and your higher power, as your eating disorder rules [...]
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Addressing Back-to-School Triggers in Recovery

Back to school shopping triggers Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. Kicking off a new school year can be exciting, especially when you go into it with a positive attitude.  There are plenty of potential school-related triggers as you walk through those doors on the first day, but being [...]
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