Tag Archives: Holidays

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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Honoring Your Meal Plan During the Holiday Season

Woman struggling with eating disorder Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation The holiday season can be simultaneously joyful and unbelievably stressful, especially for those in recovery from an eating disorder. Besides the pressure of “performing” your recovery for family and friends, there is the pure emotional [...]
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Starting a New Year: When Eating Disorder Treatment Becomes More Than a Resolution

Woman celebrating the New Year Contributor: Meghan Tomasek, LPC, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program Coordinator, Timberline Knolls The New Year is around the corner, and many people look at this calendar date as an opportunity to create new change, pursue goals and dreams, and have a fresh start. The New Year is notoriously associated with resolutions – often created with the [...]
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Participating in 12 Step Groups for Support in the New Year

Support group hands Starting out a New Year always bring with it hope for a fresh start. When it comes to recovering from an eating disorder recovery, having a renewed commitment to your journey can help support your motivation for pushing through difficulties and overcoming challenges that might be faced. One of the key aspects to experiencing long-term [...]
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Building Resolutions That Create Lasting Change

Woman thinking of New Years Resolutions This time of year is fresh with excitement about the prospect of starting new and turning over the pages from the past. While the New Year symbolizes the opportunity to start anew, set new goals and strive toward overall betterment of oneself, it can also create a sense of struggle for many individuals, particularly those [...]
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Dealing With Post Holiday Blues: How to Get Back On Track In Recovery

Woman struggling with severe relapse It has been famously said, time and again, that “all good things must come to an end”, and for many of us, this might include the holiday season. While the holidays can be a stressful and busy time, the time that is taken to unplug, connect with family, and enjoy things outside a normal routine [...]
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Learning Basic Nutrition Principles as a Family to Apply in the New Year

Woman serving food Starting a New Year is often a time where people feel compelled to usher in healthier habits and behaviors for living. While there is nothing wrong with setting goals and striving toward wellness, New Year’s resolutions tend to fizzle out after weeks or months. Approaching the New Year with the mindset of lifestyle changes that [...]
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Are New Year’s Resolutions Helpful in Eating Disorder Recovery?

New Year's Eve resolution With the New Year comes pressures to start new and create goals that spur change. The New Year is often a time of reflection, and with that often comes a desire to either change current patterns or start something new entirely. Often in the form of resolutions, we fall into the habit of committing to [...]
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