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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.

Inspiration when you are in the doldrums

Sometimes you feel down and dull for days or longer, having a sense of what you should be doing but no longer caring.  Your energy is low. You feel you've lost your way.

This inevitable zone of the human condition can catch you at any time in your life and in any stage of recovery. Great literature, art, myth and story can reach through your lonely fog to remind you of your choices.  Happily I've discovered this wonderful site, Myths-Dreams-Symbols, that can inspire you during your dark times.

Doctors are learning about eating disorders: will this help you?

onesnakeThe American Medical Association, AMA, released a new and first of its kind CME granting online class for doctors. It's designed to teach them to be more effective in communicating with patients about eating disorders as well as achieving earlier detection and intervention.  What do you think of what is being presented to doctors? Would you like your doctor to take this class?  See it here.  *(speakers listed below).

Dog As Co-Therapist in Eating Disorder Recovery

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Winston, my terrier/corgi friend, has been my co-therapist for about nine years. What makes him so good at it?

When and How Did You Learn about Eating Disorders?

The Story Book LACMA 40.12.40What's your story? When did you learn that the way you related to food meant you had an eating disorder? How old were you? How did you find out?

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I read a fabulous list of eating disorder education opportunities in Robyn Hussa's blog post: 20+ Ideas for Re-Shaping Eating Disorder Programming in Schools and Universities.  

I wonder how your life and mine might have played out differently if, when we were children, we or the adults in our lives had access to the information on Robyn's list.



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