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How to Answer "What's new" Question While in Recovery

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"Nobody realizes that some people expend tremendous energy merely to be normal." -Albert Camus

Camus addresses the bewildering question of "What's new" when you are deep in the throes of eating disorder recovery work. Have you been stymied by this question?

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

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Let's be done with vanity being the cause of eating disorders? Let's be done with attributing character flaws and psychological  weakness to people with eating disorders? 

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

Find out what does help you.

In the Midst of Global Fear and Crisis,Your Eating Disorder Recovery Matters

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Crisis and Tragedy: What Can We Do?

Fear, financial crises, economic uncertainty, incurable illness, quarantine and death penetrates the bubble of safety and security now. Caronavirus, stock market plummeting, travel limited,  no clear leadership, conflicting perspectives in duration and consequences. What can I do?  What can you do?

Perhaps you've asked yourself these questions. I have an answer. It's the same answer I have for just about everything. It comes in different forms:

  1. Be as healthy in mind, body and spirit as you possibly can.
  2. Keep learning, expanding your life and standing up for what you value.
  3. Give yourself understanding and compassion so you can thrive.
  4. Give others understanding and compassion so the world thrives. (If you can't, then put yourself in surroundings where you can learn understanding and compassion)

Incredible Power of Your Recovery 

Above all, to you, my readers, dig in deeper for your eating disorder recovery. The world needs you.  The world needs the wisdom you develop from your tribulations within this illness and in your recovery work. You can share that wisdom once you emerge from your eating disorder whole and clear.

Your journey to recovery makes you a holder of universal knowledge, a message carrier through your thoughts, words and deeds that conveys courage, grace and strength in confronting reality. It empowers you with the kindness required to heal and befriend.

My hope is that bit by bit, step by step, person by person kindness, wisdom and healing will spread through the world so stability and courage to face our challenges permeates us all. Your eating disorder recovery is unique to you. It is centered in you and based on your personal journey. Yet it  is part of a universal healing. Every moment of your recovery work matters. Making peace within yourself makes you a source of stability and courage in the world.

Joanna is a private psychotherapist in Los Angeles specializing in eating disorder recovery with women.

For information about her practice see: 
Psychotherapy with Joanna

Joanna offers a free 15 minute telephone consultation. To schedule an appointment, please e-mail:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.




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JoannaPoppink Share Title: https://t.co/QbFYa0SJbW via @twitter-user This is an important time to pay attention to your dreams. #DreamTendingWorkshop
JoannaPoppink This got me smiling, dancing, clapping my hands and feeling good. Changed my body chemistry for the better. Hope it… https://t.co/J4dAHp2IKj
JoannaPoppink I can't believe it! I'm so careful and still I wasn't washing my hands right. Please watch. Another coronavirus ha… https://t.co/iPo5HZNyGw
JoannaPoppink Social Distancing Is Dead Serious. Hold the Line. by @VisEpiProject in @elemental https://t.co/I7ktjKzrbg
JoannaPoppink Never too late, my honest friend. Go quiet inside and see what emerges. Dream on it. Your hobbies have been waiting… https://t.co/bVMivsa0C8

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