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Thanksgiving in Recovery: 5 Tips from Eating Disorder Coaches

Thanksgiving is one of the hardest days of the year for people struggling with an eating disorder. From the food to family dynamics, challenges abound. Consider using the following suggestions offered by eating disorder recovery coaches to make your Thanksgiving as peaceful as possible!
Pamela Polizzi, LCSW

Discovering Self through Eating Disorder Recovery: An Interview with Pamela Polizzi, LCSW

In high school, Pam suffered from an eating disorder. As she began to pursue recovery, she recognized that the fashion world was not a good fit for her: “I knew I would never fully recover if I was in a profession where the societal standards of beauty were solely based on a woman’s size, leading to an unattainable determination of one’s worth. Although I love fashion, it wasn’t a healthy choice for me to be in the field.”
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Taking Care Of Yourself Impacts Their Recovery: 5 Self-Care Tips for Caregivers

Watching someone struggle with an eating disorder can be immensely stressful, scary, and frustrating. Because you care deeply about that person, you may find yourself taking on a caregiving role.
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Love Your Body Day and Eating Disorder Recovery

For individuals struggling with eating disorders, loving your body may seem like a nice idea, but out of reach. It may be hard enough to fuel your body with the food it needs, let alone give it love. But really, feeding yourself appropriately is an act of love, and a celebration of your body and yourself.

Health at Every Size for Eating Disorder Recovery: An Interview with Hayley Miller, MS, LPC, RD

Hayley first imagined herself becoming a veterinarian, and then a surgeon. But, witnessing family members struggle with chronic medical issues related to their diet, she was ultimately inspired to become a dietitian.
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Transitioning Between School and Treatment: Eating Disorder Recovery in College

Both eating disorder recovery and college require commitment, time, and support. If you are a student struggling with an eating disorder, you may reach a point where it’s clear that you do not have enough resources to do both. Somewhere deep inside, you sense that temporarily stepping away from school may benefit both your health and ultimately your academic and professional goals.

The Realities of Eating Disorder Recovery: A Recovered Provider’s Story

Prior to becoming a psychotherapist and recovery coach at Eating Disorder Recovery Specialists (EDRS), Whitney McMullan was treated for an eating disorder herself. She never imagined she would eventually enter the field of eating disorder treatment as a provider, but now cherishes the benefits—for both herself and her clients—of her first-hand understanding.
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Considering Culture in Eating Disorder Recovery: An Interview with Mujidat Shotonwa, MHC-LP

For Mujidat, helping to facilitate a client’s recovery from the position of Intake Coordinator generates “a really good feeling for me, because it feels like I am part of pieces that are coming together.”
Markin

Eating Disorders Among College-Aged Males: What Helps? (Part 2)

Despite the pervasive masculinity ideal and inadequate resources on campuses for males who struggle with body and food issues (link to previous piece), there are effective ways to counteract the compulsive exercise and disordered eating habits which so many male students adopt.
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Writing Your Way To Wellness: Narrative Practice for Eating Disorder Recovery

Research shows that writing not only improves one’s emotional health, but it has physiologically benefits. Since the 1980s, numerous studies conducted by psychologist James W. Pennebaker, PhD, have proven the that writing about stressful emotions has significant positive effects on individuals coping with diseases, disorders, and trauma.