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It’s NEDA Week!!!!!

It’s NEDA Week!!!!!

Eating disorders are often very misunderstood. I have heard over and over people say things like “they are just a phase.”  Jokes are often made about eating disorders and some even insinuate that eating disorders are an illness about vanity. These misconceptions are hurtful and only perpetuate the stigma that one with an eating disorder … Continue reading

Why We Need to Stop Saying BE STRONG

Why We Need to Stop Saying BE STRONG

BE STRONG. You have heard those two words your entire life, over and over again. People say it with the best of intentions and you, yourself, have likely said it to people as well. It’s a phrase that seems to be the most common response when people are in the depths of immense pain; whether … Continue reading

You Are Not A Number

You Are Not A Number

You are not the number on that scale.  You are not that size in your jeans.  You are more than your body.  Period. Think about it- yesterday you had a pretty good day.  You led your normal life and followed your normal routine.  You may have went to work, school or cared for your children.  The day had its … Continue reading

Better to Feel Pain than Nothing at All

Better to Feel Pain than Nothing at All

We live in a society that is constantly looking for a new and better way to avoid our feelings. As addicts,we are terrified of our emotions and especially of feeling pain. Our goal should NOT be about searching for the next quick way to numb out but rather to find ways to sit and tolerate the pain. Continue reading

Surviving Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

Surviving Thanksgiving with an Eating Disorder

Thanksgiving can be one of the most challenging holidays for someone struggling with an eating disorder. Although this holiday is supposed to be about being thankful, let’s face it, it becomes about the food. And, to make it even harder, everyone is encouraged to feast and even indulge on the food. The anorexic is exposed … Continue reading

How to Avoid Bingeing on Halloween Candy

How to Avoid Bingeing on Halloween Candy

With Halloween only two days away, some of you may be starting to worry about the volumes of candy that will soon, if not already, begin to infiltrate your home and workplace. For a person who struggles with an eating disorder, this can be a very stressful holiday causing many emotions to spike including fear, … Continue reading

Putting Yourself First – An Act of Survival

Putting Yourself First – An Act of Survival

“I have to believe that caring for myself is not self indulgent. Caring for myself is an act of survival.” Audre Lorde
It seems we often put the needs of our partners, our friends, our family, and our children before our own. But how can we logically care for others when we’re not taking care of ourselves? Every day you have the choice to take care of yourself. Think of it as an act of survival. Continue reading

Feeling Sensitive?

Feeling Sensitive?

Did you know that feeling “sensitive” is biological?  We are all are born with certain temperments.  Some of us are introverts and some of us are extroverts as one example.  The same rule applies to emotional sensitivity as well.  Its ok to be sensitive…its how you are hard wired.  The more we resist our true … Continue reading

Mindful Eating

Mindful Eating

Mindful eating is about sitting down to eat, reducing distractions, savoring each bite and eating slowly. Lack of sleep, eating out of the box, eating in front of the t.v., boredom and stress are all things that can lead to binge eating.The Mindful Eating-O-Meter helps you identify and cope with mindless eating triggers.

Get Help with Eating Disorders Today

Get Help with Eating Disorders Today

Start educating yourself and learn about prevention by going to the National Eating Disorder Association website. Lots of resources, toolkits and even an app for your phone about positive body image. www.nationaleatingdisorders.org