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JoannaPoppink From UCLA: "we hope this can at least be a starting point — as we all work together towards possible solutions and… https://t.co/4MmqrhiKK4
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JoannaPoppink Strategic withdrawal is part of effect battle strategy. Just don't retreat into food. Conserve your strength. Rest.… https://t.co/KZUefguTgI
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JoannaPoppink The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ . Thorough description we need to know. https://t.co/YUljI1fpHD from @WebMD
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JoannaPoppink Acting out an eating disorder is immediate gratification. Gradually gaining impulse control is essential to recover… https://t.co/O3fovFLj1m
Relationships with friends and family influence and are influenced by eating disorder issues. Topics relate to individual perspectives, questions, stories and support for adults in various stages of recovery and for the people who love them. Extricating yourself from negative relationships and building positive relationships are discussed.  Communication, boundaries, love, self-esteem, emotional turbulence, abuse, ways to help and accept help are explored.

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.

Benevolent smiles in your environment support eating disorder recovery

Barack Obama crawling with Ella Rhodes
Loving, smiling encouragement that reaches your authentic sense of vulnerability and fear can help lead you to your true worth.

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Dream Big! New Years Day 2013. Working for Better Present Moments

8 year old Portuguese girl Look at this face. She's not someone I know, but she shares the look and energy of another eight year old girl, one I dearly love. For the New Year and old the days to come I want her to live her present moments in a loving, clean, safe, supportive, beautiful and inviting world.

New Years Day, 2013, and I'm sorting. Are you?

Newtown Tragedy: How to talk and be with your children

800px-Family Love"I just want Christmas. I don't want to die," said a child huddling in a locked bathroom with her teacher at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newton CT during the tragic shooting today that killed 27 people include 20 children. *re pix

Here are some suggestions about how to care for your own children today and in the coming weeks as the depth of this horrific event take hold of our hearts and psyches.

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JoannaPoppink From UCLA: "we hope this can at least be a starting point — as we all work together towards possible solutions and… https://t.co/4MmqrhiKK4
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JoannaPoppink RT @zayjones11: i was just at a local home goods store w/ my cousin getting furniture for my place when an elderly white woman approached m…
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JoannaPoppink Strategic withdrawal is part of effect battle strategy. Just don't retreat into food. Conserve your strength. Rest.… https://t.co/KZUefguTgI
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JoannaPoppink The Great Invader: How COVID Attacks Every Organ . Thorough description we need to know. https://t.co/YUljI1fpHD from @WebMD
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JoannaPoppink Acting out an eating disorder is immediate gratification. Gradually gaining impulse control is essential to recover… https://t.co/O3fovFLj1m

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