Setting Realistic Expectations

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Setting realistic expectations during the recovery process–and accepting what that reality means for recovery–particularly early recovery–can be a challenging and humbling experience. Many of us in recovery/recovered (interchangeable for me) were very used to setting or having set high expectations in our lives prior to recovery–and they were realistic in the sense that it was… Read more »

Binge Eating Disorder… A Diagnosis for Healing

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Great informative article on Binge Eating Disorder by Rachel Pomerance:  

FREE Meditation on Happiness by Deva Premal & Miten!

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It’s not too late to register for Deva Premal and Miten’s FREE Meditation series. Click on the link below to tune in to your happiness now! May all beings be happy. Inner Tuning: May all my thoughts, words and actions contribute in some way to the happiness of all beings.

Happy Sunday!

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So, clearly I have been unable to keep up with daily posts. I’m an overachiever at heart, so maybe I should aim for a more reasonable goal like 3 posts a week.   I’m just going to do a quick post–Here are some of the things I’m grateful for today:          … Read more »

Eating Disorders… The “Real Issues”

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In her most recent book, Your Dieting Daughter, Carolyn Costin provides great insight as to the issues that underly eating disorders. Below are the 14 “Real Issues” that contribute to and perpetuate eating disorders. Food and weight are merely the symptoms of deeply-rooted issues. Parents often wonder how and why their daughter started the self-destructive… Read more »

Workout Wednesdays–Breaking Down the Barriers in ED Recovery!

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While it is important to know why your eating disorder started, what can be even more important in eating disorder recovery is what are the factors that are maintaining the eating disorder? What beliefs, thoughts, feelings, and behaviors are keeping you in the eating disorder? In Carolyn Costin and Gwen Grabb’s book, 8 Keys to… Read more »

Tranquil Tuesdays for Eating Disorder Recovery!

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“Fear is a natural reaction to moving closer to the truth” ― Pema Chödrön   Fear is tough. Fear is emotionally paralyzing. Fear keeps one stuck. Fear, particularly of the unknown, is one of the major barriers in eating disorder recovery. It is difficult to trust in the process, to take that blind leap of faith… Read more »

Motivation Mondays!

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  Well, there are only a couple hours left in the day–better late than never! In thinking of motivation, if you are ambivalent or feeling “stuck” where you are in recovery, here are a few questions to ponder: 1. What are the pros and cons of staying in the eating disorder? What are the pros… Read more »

Serenity Sundays!

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  Better late than never! Ideally I wanted to write in the morning–but I was busy experiencing my own dose of serenity. It has been a glorious Sunday on the Upper West Side. Mornings are my favorite time of the day, and Sunday is my favorite day of the week. On Sundays, I enjoy strolling… Read more »

Feeling Good Fridays!

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If you saw my last post, you’ll know that I am now doing themed blog posts–I changed Fridays to Feeling Good Fridays, because it is SO important to talk about feeling good in recovery! Here are some ways that can help you feel good (or at least not so bad): 1. Have a desire to… Read more »