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 Stop Binge Eating. Like a Forest Fire, Prevention Is Best.

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*pix In dream imagery the deer is often a symbol for your soul. A raging binge assaults the most precious aspect of your identity. You can protect and cherish what is sacred within you by learning to stop your binge fires.

Once you are deep in a binge it’s like being in the middle of the forest fire.

Your binge has a momentum of its own. You can't stop it. It has to run its course until you are in too much pain or too exhausted to continue. If you purge as well as binge you can keep bingeing longer but pain or exhaustion will eventually stop you. With guidance and strategic planning you can find your way to decrease and even stop your binges.

"My Boobs Are Gone" - eating disorders and exercise

Bodyshapes.svg"I have a butt but my boobs are gone.  Will I lose more curves if I work out every day? (I am eating healthy now.) "


Kind Question Exercise for Calm and Recovery

love149Relying on your "kind question journal” is a powerful practice that helps you not only be more at ease around food but helps you build a more satisfying life.

How it works

Recovery exercise: Use any time to prevent or stop a binge

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Use this recovery exercise to stop a binge.  Powerful emotions, some you don't recognize, trigger cravings and push you into eating disorder behaviors. If you can postpone action, even for a moment, and move into an alternative frame of mind, you may be able to waylay those feelings and prevent an eating disorder episode.

This exercise, like any exercise, takes practice before you experience long term benefits. But you will receive short term benefits quickly.

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