Tag Archives: Self-Care

Mindfulness and Eating Disorder Recovery: 5 Easy Tips

Woman smelling a flower and using Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery We hear a lot about Mindfulness and all its physical, emotional and spiritual benefits. Yet, many of us have a rather loose understanding of the concept. Those of us who are in recovery from an eating disorder may have a tendency toward anxiety and stress, I know that is my challenge! We seem to be [...]
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2018: A New Year of Hope in the Eating Disorder Recovery Journey

Women who Stay Connected in Anorexia Recovery Contributor: Kirsten Haglund, Community Relations Representative for Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment, and Founder and President of the Kirsten Haglund Foundation By the time January 1st arrives, most look around wondering how it got here so fast. It is remarked among family and friends how quickly the time passed, and conversations turn toward making resolutions, setting [...]
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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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Self-Care Tips for Teens in Recovery

Woman smelling a flower and using Mindfulness in Eating Disorder Recovery Being a teenager in eating disorder recovery is incredibly rough. While you’ve been battling something severe, it may feel like everyone has kept moving without you, and you need to jump back in at full speed. Instead, ease back into life and take care of yourself as you do so. Find Your Happy It’s cliche [...]
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10 Ways to Keep Hope Alive in Recovery from Anorexia Nervosa

Woman struggling with anorexia in the winter Eleanor Roosevelt once said that “the most important word in the English language is hope” [1]. How powerful hope can be! Hope the ability to connect us all to each other around a common cause. We find hope in many places, people and events. David Speigel researched the use of support group therapy and its [...]
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Does Letting GO of the Scale Make a Difference in Recovery?

Deciding whether or not to gain weight Weighing one’s self can be a burden to those who have an eating disorder. It can be an obsession, a compulsion, or a way to track success or failure. Being able to let go of the scale in treatment and recovery can be a rewarding benefit. Gravity is Vital Weight stabilizes throughout your life. Our [...]
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Statistics on Self-Harm in Individuals with Bulimia Nervosa

Woman thinking about Family Therapy for ARFID In westernized societies, self-harm is on the rise. Untreated mental health disorders such as depression, bipolar, and eating disorders can lead to unhealthy coping skills and a need for emotional release. In the United States, in one year, 1 in 5 females and 1 in 7 males will engage in self-harm behaviors [1]. 60% of [...]
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Structuring Your Day To Support Self-Care in Eating Disorder Recovery

Self-care When it comes to self-care, many of us might think of something extravagant, like a spa day or mini-vacation escape. However, self-care are simple and thoughtful ways to mindfully tend to your overall needs, including physical, emotional, mental and psychological care. Particularly when you are in recovery from an eating disorder, self-care is crucial to [...]
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The Importance of Incorporating Fear and Challenge Foods in Recovery

Girl struggling with fear of food Contributed by: Rebecca Hart, RD, LDN and Caitlin Royster, RD, LDN, Registered Dietitians at The Center for Eating Disorders at Sheppard Pratt As registered dietitians at an eating disorder treatment program, we have the privilege of working on a daily basis with people of all ages and genders as they recover from their eating disorders. [...]
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Finding Meaning Outside the Identity of an Eating Disorder

Woman looking at her flection to find identity Many people feel hesitant to recover since their identities are so wrapped up in their eating disorder. This is often twofold, relating to both internal and external senses of identity. This hesitancy can be difficult to shake, but it is essential for long-term recovery. Though your identity in the past might have been in your [...]
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