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JoannaPoppink Author: Trump is frightened by black people @CNNPolitics https://t.co/JjB73BeAY5
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JoannaPoppink Donald Trump's LaVar Ball tweets cross a line — even for him @CNNPolitics https://t.co/kYCda5vSZQ
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JoannaPoppink Philadelphia neurologist admits groping patients, gets probation @CNN https://t.co/1hubV7u7ow
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JoannaPoppink Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights — and that's not a good thing https://t.co/172l4zafEh
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JoannaPoppink Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning? https://t.co/FCVT3Frc1A
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Trump Campaign may trigger your PTSD symptoms and your eating disorder

worried or frightened girlThe Trump Campaign may be may be awakening your PTSD symptoms. It may be triggering your eating disorder.

A large, bullying, arrogant man in a position of wealth and power who feels entitled to experience or own anything he wants is parading through the media blatantly derogating, belittling, humiliating, insulting and sexually molesting women through his words and actions.

If you have a history of being dishonored in any of these ways, Donald Trump's words and non verbal actions we see through media and hear him describe, might well be the cause of your reliving your personal traumas now. You may know this and feel it.

Eating Disorders, Trauma and Sexual Abuse: 15 Questions for You

silhouette dark woman 67202 480Question: What's hidden under your clothes, under your awareness, under your eating disorder? Answer: the path to your healing.

Are we done with vanity being the cause of eating disorders? Are we done with attributing character flaws and psychological  weakness to people with eating disorders?  I hope so.  

These beliefs are more than false. They undermine a person's appreciation of themselves, foster shame and inhibit seeking help.

Find out what does help you.

In the midst of tragedy, your eating disorder recovery matters

heart dove 81207 340*pix Your health, strength, courage and will can spread healing love in this world.  Stay committed to your recovery. The world needs you.

On July 13 I received an e-mail  from my friend Anne, subject line, "Hello from Paris."  She is travelling in Europe with her husband  and about to take a small river boat journey through the center of France to Nice. I didn't respond right away. Her post got lost in a mass of e-mails in my inbox.

The next day I joined millions of people throughout the world in shock, horror and grief as Nice got her heart ripped out by a man with a truck and guns.  We were still reeling from the police being attacked and killed in Orlando.  Today, July 17, police were lured to their death by a phony 911 call in Baton Rouge.

Eating Disorder Body Fantasy and Path to Recovery

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*pix Romantic, colorful, joyous uplifting sight - balloons rising into a beautiful sky. This is pleasure, even elation, in the moment.  But, living to keep an ephemeral bit of lovliness as a permanent state of being can be disastrous. Can you enjoy a moment and stay in the reality of cause and effect?

Reality

Balloons pop.  Balloons deflate. Their pieces fall to the ground or lodge in trees and bushes. Colors fade. The physicality of the balloon is fragile. The balloon is designed for a short life span and then succumbs to the forces of nature and collapses.

Your body is not a balloon. It can be strong, healthy and survive many harsh experiences. It can be lovely, uplifting and provide you with joy - the joy and exuberance of health. 

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JoannaPoppink Author: Trump is frightened by black people @CNNPolitics https://t.co/JjB73BeAY5
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JoannaPoppink Donald Trump's LaVar Ball tweets cross a line — even for him @CNNPolitics https://t.co/kYCda5vSZQ
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JoannaPoppink Philadelphia neurologist admits groping patients, gets probation @CNN https://t.co/1hubV7u7ow
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JoannaPoppink Artificial lights are eating away at dark nights — and that's not a good thing https://t.co/172l4zafEh
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JoannaPoppink Roy Moore's Senate campaign is a train wreck. So why does he still have a decent shot at winning? https://t.co/FCVT3Frc1A
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