A response to the often asked question of what constitutes "done" in recovery from an eating disorder.
A first-person experience that may have value for those in recovery from eating disorders who feel nothing is going "according to plan."
Illusory superiority may impact your expectations of what your recovery process will look like and how long it will take. Developing flexible realism instead might help you navigate your time in recovery and improve your chance of practicing remission long term.
Here are some ideas to contemplate if you feel conflicted about eating meat and yet are equally committed to a recovery effort from an eating disorder.
Intrusive thoughts of harming oneself are common to all of us. However, for anxious people (eating disorders being a type of anxiety disorder at its core), intrusive thoughts of self-harm create a cascade of distress and panic that can trigger a compulsive drive to follow-through on self-harm. Thankfully, several psychoeducational treatment approaches can help.
When your partner, family member and/or friend is getting increasingly negative and unsupportive about your effort to get to remission from an active eating disorder, what are you supposed to do?
Part IV: Empathy. A four-part series looking into all the ways you might neutralize the impact of pervasive fattism and healthism talk at seasonal gatherings this year.
Part III: Bring It. A four-part series looking into all the ways you might neutralize the impact of pervasive fattism and healthism talk at seasonal gatherings this year.
Part II: We're On Each Other's Team. A four-part series looking into all the ways you might neutralize the impact of pervasive fattism and healthism talk at seasonal gatherings this year.
Part I: Don't Go. A four-part series looking into all the ways you might neutralize the impact of pervasive fattism and healthism talk at seasonal gatherings this year.
When the inner voice is hijacked by all things eating disorder, you face an unending spewing misery of cruel self-talk. Here are some options for navigating the endless chatter.
There are numerous safety and avoidant behaviors that plague those with active eating disorders and body checking is a common, invasive and life-limiting example. Body checking doesn't just disappear as you enter recovery and it often worsens. So what are you supposed to do?
Acne is a common symptom in recovery. Equally common is the recommendation to treat the condition with dietary restriction. That's not scientifically sound and it's dangerous for those with eating disorders. What do you do instead?
Confused about intuitive eating? Not sure why people with eating disorders can't eat intuitively? Then this post may help clear up some misconceptions.
"Hey you've put on some weight, you look great!" And other terror-inducing comments you face in recovery. A lot.
The importance of resting along with re-feeding and brain re-training (psychoeducational support) in recovery from an eating disorder is hard to reinforce when jobs and childcare are on your "to-do" lists.
A thought experiment to highlight how our current culture might be both increasing the prevalence and severity of eating disorders in our society.
Facing a relapse of an eating disorder and currently in university? Here are some things to consider if you're planning a recovery effort to get to remission.
Some suggestions for navigating misguided fattist concepts in medical care so as to protect your recovery effort from an eating disorder.
Mirrors, misery and meltdowns: clothes shopping in recovery from eating disorders.