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Here you can find articles that may answer your questions and support you in your personal recovery work.

You'll also find a series of inspirations and affirmation that may help you stay on your healing path.

Please remember, helping yourself does not mean going it alone.  Helping yourself means discovering what what you can do to support your own recovery.  That includes how to recognize opportunity and reach out for what supports your health and personal development.

When you help yourself you are looking to people as well as books, websites and classes, who are in a position to offer you genuine recovery help on your journey to healing.

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Stop! New Research Showing Benefits of Chocolate Is NOT a Free Pass to Binge


"Largest Study to Date Links Chocolate to Lower Blood Pressure and Cardiovascular Risk" shout the headlines today.

You and I know that if you have an eating disorder this good news can be dangerous to your health....unless you think clearly about what is being said.

If this hypothesis causes candy sales to jump we will see how rationalizations, fantasies and wishful thinking influence our economy and harm personal health.  This might be a good time to find out if your chocolate cravings are really sugar or fat cravings in disguise.  Let's look.

Guided Imagery and Eating Disorder Treatment

 Guided imagery and other methods that reach under the conscious thinking mind can be useful in your eating disorder recovery. People with eating disorders often have secrets from themselves. These are secrets about which they have little or no awareness.

Guilt, shame and severe self-criticism accompany most eating disorders. People believe they are doing something weak and wrong by abusing themselves with too much or not enough food, or by taking laxatives or vomiting, or by compulsively exercising to work off calories. They can be merciless in their self-punishing thoughts.

Beware of Pro Mia and Pro Ana Invitations


I just got an invitation on Facebook from someone I believe may be innocent, naive and unaware of the dangers of fasting and the impact her invitation could have on people with eating disorders or who are vulnerable to develop an eating disorder.  She invited me and others to join her in a three day vegetable and fruit fast saying that it would be a way to lose weight and would give health benefits as well. Do you see the dangers in this invitation?

Compulsive Overeater: On the Verge of Getting Help

 

dialing_phoneIf you've been a compulsive overeater most of your life you know your health gets increasingly worse and you battle with depression.

 

Diets and drugs such as Prozac, may give you temporary hope or relief but nothing deeply changes your inner pain or eliminates your compulsive overeating.

Getting Through a Meal With Strength and Serenity

Getting through the days, the nights, the meals, the snack times without overeating or starving is a challenge for people with eating disorders.

Often people write or call me to say, "Yes, I keep my journal. I see my therapist. I go to 12 step meetings. I'm learning to be kind and compassionate with myself. But what can I do about the food? Please help me."

What people specifically mean by this plea varies with each individual. But they clearly express their bewilderment and anguish as they attempt to find and develop new attitudes and behaviors toward daily eating.

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JoannaPoppink RT @RJjunior33: My oldest daughter told me to let everyone know to carefully stick two (that's 2 stamps) on your mail-in ballot. Apparentl…
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JoannaPoppink People pleasing is part of an eating disorder way of life. Recovery involves putting your healing work first, regar… https://t.co/RO9AZlP5g6
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JoannaPoppink RT @bluskyz: So baseball players will get tested for COVID-19 every two days. How often will teachers and students be tested?
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JoannaPoppink The sanity, intelligence and whole hearted commitment to the soul of America and Americans. https://t.co/B0bBdGBBMw
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JoannaPoppink RT @Reuters: Bolivia's health minister tests positive for COVID-19 https://t.co/S8NaZfoGjo https://t.co/4M2u8G6BBg

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