Recognizing a healing resource is part of achieving and sustaining recovery. More, it's part of celebrating and nourishing your life. Articles and discussions here guide you to the many forms a healing resource can take. This includes: animals, wilderness areas, recovery books, class experiences, affirmations, tips to help you tolerate and grow through strong emotional experience, workbooks exercises, private time, treatment programs and more.

How To Find Your Next Step

Mandelbrot set Step 11Mmmm.  "A wise man [or woman] will make more opportunities than he [or she] finds."
~Sir Francis Bacon

I spent two weeks feeling dark, stuck, lost. I spent those same two weeks thinking about how much light, opportunity and solid home I have. But feeling and thinking can be at odds with each other. My thoughts were good, and I felt terrible. I was at the end of many paths. This was a beginning.

Eating Disorder Recovery: Six Tips on Building Self Esteem

self esteemAlmost every description of people with active eating disorders includes a statement about low self-esteem. You may not realize you have low self-esteem because you think that how you feel about yourself is based on your permanent personality. 

I invite you to try out these tips and see if they bring positive changes to your outlook and maybe even your life. *pix

Free Eating Disorder Recovery Books: Help EDR Help Others

Please help me find eating disorder support groups in the continental United States that work with financially strapped women working toward their eating disorder recovery. I'd like to help them by sending them free copies of Healing Your Hungry Heart.

I'm designing a self sustaining project in which Eating Disorder Recovery donates free copies of Healing Your Hungry Heart to such groups.

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Support When You Are Down in the Dumps

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When you are alone and down in the dumps what supports you?

First, naturally, you cry or moan. You look to who or what you believe or expect to carry you through your trials. When they don’t show up for you or are inadequate when they do you feel unknown and abandoned. You may lose sleep or get angry or overeat or storm around your home. You may  experience all these things and more.

But when you calm down, either through despair or just plain fatigue, and none of your expectations for rescue come through, where are you?

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