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.

Healing Your Hungry Heart Journey:

If you have or had an eating disorder you or women like you have been sharing questions, life stories, struggles, catastrophes and triumphs with me for thirty years. When I add my personal disastrous and then recovery experiences to yours, it adds up to a lifetime of listening, thinking, feeling, learning and sorting my way through the eating disorder labyrinth.  

Praise for Joanna Poppink’s Healing Your Hungry Heart


 “Finally—a book that speaks beyond the stereotype of eating disorders as the ‘little girl’s disease,’ reaching out to women who have lived with these devastating disorders for years, and offering practical, sound, and insightful advice on how to begin, and sustain, real recovery.”

—Marya Hornbacher, author of Wasted: A Memoir of Anorexia and Bulimia


Guide to Help in Finding and Paying for Eating Disorder Treatment

money-200-cs012007The New York Times is running an excellent article, "Treating Eating Disorders and Paying for It," by Lesley Alderman, on covering expenses for in-patient eating disorder treatment.

I'm glad to see this information presented in a clear and concise way to help families, especially parents of young people who are seriously ill, find their way through the financial maze of insurance coverage. For example the Alderman cites:

Stuck? The Way Out of Bulimia: My Story

As I hear from womrescue_flare_at_night_imagesen in their thirties and beyond, saying they are stuck in the hard work of eating disorder recovery, I remember my personal experience.

Before bulimia had a name I had bulimia. If you have an eating disorder you know about the anguish and despair in that sentence. 

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