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Eating Disorders and Menopause

Symptoms of menopause raster Here is a brief look at a recent call I received from a 54 year old woman in menopause with a long term and unaddressed eating disorder. It's one of many I'm receiving lately from menopausal women. Some are more positive about getting help, but all seem oblivious to the role menopause is playing in their emotional and eating disorder lives.

Getting out of the People Pleasing Trap

Eagle Awesome strength 3386693324It's time to free yourself.

Eating disorders develop over time and create their own internal environment that becomes a full internal world with set pathways and few options. This means that you live your life based on the rules, routines, habits, perspective, thought processes and behaviors established by your eating disorder.

People pleasing, a well known phrase in the eating disorder community, becomes a way of life. You please others to get support, make them like you, avoid criticism, feel important and valuable because you are needed. 

Are you caught in a pattern of self sacrifice?

Modena ambulancePost inspired by Tracy's letter in comments.

When you push yourself to the breaking point to meet demands on your time and energy it’s time to both step back and step forward in new ways. The alternative is to collapse, an unacceptable outcome.
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How to help your anorexic friend

Eating Disorder Hope is running a thoughtful article, "Anorexia and Friendship: How Do I Help My Friend?."   I'm often asked this question by teens but also by adults including family members.

While I like the content of the article I have to add this missing and what I consider a vital piece of the answer.

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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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