Long Term Recovery

My long term recovery from anorexia looks like an absence of “ED,” a discovery of “the essential me,” the recognition of personality characteristics that are constant, and the use of these tendencies to enhance all areas of my life.

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Recovery: Making Room For Life

Recovery will show you how much your eating disorder has taken away. Recovery is a long process, and for some longer than others. It can be incredibly grueling and for many, the obstacles seem unsurmountable. In the end, it’s truly worth the climb it takes to get there.

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Why Embodiment is Key for Eating Disorder Recovery

The key to embodiment practice is to reconnect with and sense the body as if from the inside out, instead of from the outside in. The body is one of your greatest sources of wisdom, and it tells you what you need to know. Every time you listen to your body’s signals and respond appropriately you build trust with your body strengthening confidence in yourself.

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Conquering Fears in ED Recovery

Both facing and conquering your fears throughout recovery will make you a stronger person.  Each challenge will reinforce that you can succeed.  The times that fear becomes too much does not indicate failure, rather an opportunity to learn. 

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Celebrating The Small Victories

Whether it is recovering from an eating disorder or meeting an income goal or being able to execute a dance move, goals take work. But when we are stuck in the minutia of daily life it is even more important to celebrate the small accomplishments.

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My Hopes For My Film About ED Recovery

As a filmmaker and African American woman in recovery from an eating disorder, this year I decided I was going to do something radical. I was going to make a feature film about mental health, trauma, and eating disorder recovery featuring a black woman. I decided to make my upcoming feature film, "Me Little Me," independently with the help of the recovery community.

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Body Image and Avoidance in the Summer

The concept of avoidance refers to preventing oneself from experiencing emotional discomfort by evading potentially distressing situations. In contrast, if we instead make choices based on our values or goals, we may feel uncomfortable in the short-term, but much more satisfied with our behavior in the long-term.

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