Beyond Our Reflection

Outside of your physical appearance are your passions, who you are as a person and what you value about yourself. Self- care is not just about physical nourishment and activity, but how we also nourish ourselves in all other aspects of our lives. Practicing being mindful to these parts of our being is also very important in body acceptance and self-esteem.

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Start Spreading the News-But How?

As we seek to bridge the research-implementation gap, it becomes more essential than ever to mobilize the public. From mandatory automobile seat-belts, to routine screening for autism, consumer demand drives regulations, funding, and access. But how do we get the public to care about our research? How do we shift the cultural narrative around EDs away from the myths, and towards the research?

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Body Acceptance- Setpoint Weight & Eating Disorder Recovery

“The ability to respect recovery and accept my body at different stages is necessary. Focusing on time spent with friends, and loved ones, exploring passions and living a nourishing life is more fulfilling than a number on a scale or the size of your pants. Trusting these ideas is difficult in a world obsessed with diets and image. However, when you do, it allows for the freedom to love your life.”

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A Thief Named ED

A Thief named ED. A thief, continuing to steal my joy, autonomy and happiness, leaving me lifeless, clinging to life, breathless, and desperate for air. Suffocate me no more. Today, I am FREE, shedding the memories of you, sealing them away into a box, releasing its key from my possession.

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How To Silence The Eating Disorder Voice In Your Head

We want to attach ourselves to every thought in our minds, and this is not productive, nor is it helpful. Rather than fight your brain to shut up, practice separating yourself from the thoughts. The thoughts are not a reflection of you or your values, and learning to diffuse this thinking will help you feel more confident, and less frustrated, on your path to recovery.

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Supporting Adolescents in ED treatment

Working with adolescents in treatment requires an understanding of the unique needs of this age group. Not only are these clients struggling with everything that comes along with eating disorder and mental illness, their brains are at a developmental stage in which true abstract and logical thinking is starting to form. For loved ones, it is important to be sensitive to the unique needs of the individual with an eating disorder.

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My ED Recovery story

As I go through the recovery process, I’m realizing how important authenticity is and that I am open about my struggles. I know now that it’s important for you to be kind to yourself, to trust yourself, and to know that you’re worth fighting for...no matter what.


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Charlotte Kurz Comment
The Life Plate

Eating disorders keep people trapped in a world of darkness that is restricted yet takes up all of the space on their life plate. It’s been my experience that when people begin to heal, they rediscover who they are. This allows less room for the evils of eating disorders and makes room for the goodness that life has to offer.

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Trust and Recovery

There’s that word again that is so difficult: TRUST. But when we give up control for one second, great things can come from it. Yes, it is easier said than done, and I still struggle with this. BUT when we take a leap of faith, the picture can begin to form, and soon we will be able to see the masterpiece of our life.

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Be a Snowflake

The gifts that sobriety has given me are more than I could have dreamed they would ever be! I could tell you all of the “things” that I now have in my life, but that is not what makes me happy today. Today, I know exactly who I am and love myself-that is the greatest gift of all!

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