Tag Archives: Self-Care

How to Appropriately Set Boundaries with a Roommate Who Has an Eating Disorder

Friends talking and supporting each other in Binge Eating Disorder & Teens eating disorder treatment Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. It can be difficult to live with someone who has an eating disorder, even if they are a lifelong friend or close family member. In fact, the closer you are with your roommate, the more challenging it might [...]
Read More

How to Practice Self-Care During the School Year

Practicing Self-Care Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Director of Operations & Business Development at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope. Learning how to practice self-care is an important skill that is rarely found in school books or course curriculums. Actively practicing self-care can prevent stress, burnout, and even the development of eating disorders and other harmful coping tools. [...]
Read More

Preventing Burnout: Maintaining a balance in your family with ED recovery

Man researching Eating Disorders in Males on his iPad Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope If you have a family member in eating disorder recovery, you might go into the process eager to help and provide support for your loved one. As time goes on, you and your family will likely feel overwhelmed with the recovery journey [...]
Read More

Making Time for Fun: Incorporating appropriate activities during ED recovery

Ferris Wheel at a carnival Contributor: Courtney Howard, B.A., Executive Assistant at Eating Disorder Hope and Addiction Hope It is important to take time during your recovery journey to engage in fun activities that are good for your soul. This is conducive to overall mental health and your long-term recovery process. Though it might seem like every second of every [...]
Read More

Preventing Burnout as the Primary Caregiver for a Family Member with an Eating Disorder

Family's silhoute at the beach Contributor: Crystal Karges, MS, RDN, IBCLC, Special Projects Coordinator at Eating Disorder Hope/Addiction Hope Watching a loved one struggle with an eating disorder can be an excruciating and painful process. It is not uncommon to feel helpless, hopeless, and overwhelmed seeing someone you care for face the challenges and obstacles that come with having an [...]
Read More