Did you know that learning how to be alone is one of the most important steps in eating disorder recovery?
It’s essential to learn the difference between aloneness and loneliness. Loneliness is a very normal emotion; sometimes we pine for other people, and we do need community in order to be emotionally (and physically!) healthy. However, a critical task in life is learning how to be alone, how to enjoy your own company, how to not need… Continue reading
Many people with eating disorders wonder if professional treatment is absolutely necessary for them to get well. Eating disorders are mysterious to the average person, and individuals often lack full understanding of this complex and dangerous problem. When a person lacks information and guidance about a stressful problem, they can be prone to minimizing it or denying its seriousness. This can unfortunately lead to disastrous consequences. I have spoken to many people with eating disorders over the years who have… Continue reading
Around this time of year, starting in October, I hear about two main fears that overwhelm most of my clients with eating disorders:
- I’ll eat too much (or not enough) food over the holidays, going back to my eating disordered behaviors
- I’ll either over-exercise to deal with the stress, or not exercise enough.
My last blog post addressed the first fear. If you missed it, you can read it here. Today I’m going to help you with… Continue reading