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Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah!

Both Christmas and Hanukkah celebrate the joy and profound mystery of light in the darkness. When we follow the path of eating disorder recovery we learn more about light and darkness than we ever dreamed possible.

The Mystery
I wish you light. And I wish you darkness, too. Why?

Holiday Travel: Your Recovery Kit

Are you traveling this season? Are you going to stay with family? Are you going with friends for a week or weekend of frolic, perhaps in the snow? Maybe you and a friend are taking a few days to be together on retreat in a lovely location. Perhaps you are traveling alone to a seminar, workshop, meditation retreat so you can share the holidays with other people and not be by yourself.

Challenges in Packing

Movement, planning to engage in movement, the activity of planning, making arrangements, having fantasies and hopes for a good time ahead can distract you from your eating disorder. Or, you can become anxious and overwhelmed by the many little tasks required to make the journey happen and binge, purge, avoid eating and sleeping and be in an irritable or anxious state.

Surviving the Holidays

Before you sail into fears about food, eating, bingeing, purging or compulsively eating this holiday season I invite you to look at what really helps you develop through your eating disorder. If you give attention to the non food areas of your life, you may be surprised at how well you can survive the coming holidays.

Holiday Challenges: the usual suspects Yes, holidays are a challenge. The presence of family can be triggering. The absence of family can be triggering. The pressures of your own internal fantasies about what holidays should be and how they actually are may be strikingly different pictures. This can bring up anxiety and deep sorrow.

How to Stop Overeating and Recover from Eating Disorders: Your Triumphant Journey

Years ago I wrote a free workbook, Triumphant Journey, on how to stop overeating and recover from eating disorders. I'm in the process of creating a new edition for this site.  You can find the original version of Triumphant Journey on Self Help Magazine. Marlene Maheu, the founder of Self Help Magazine generously published the book online in the early 1990's. It's always been available, for free, and many people with no access to eating disorder treatment have found it helpful.

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JoannaPoppink Here's some love and joy. I double dare you to not smile and feel your heart lift. https://t.co/LdSFNpNSss
18hreplyretweetfavorite
JoannaPoppink Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder by Joanna Pop... https://t.co/xcOejU3xp4 via @amazon
JoannaPoppink Psychoanalyst explains the bizarre and dangerous reason Trump lacks ‘the ability to cope with’ reality https://t.co/onT6YLYExs
JoannaPoppink Must-see video for you keeping your groceries and take-out food safe from Coronavirus. most current video for New… https://t.co/S7lMrF7Q8G
JoannaPoppink During this global pandemic, please remember to send food delivery to the homes of people who work for you, like ho… https://t.co/ZauJdNvk2x

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