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Human Touch and Your Recovery

 

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"We need four hugs a day for survival.  We need eight hugs a day for maintenance.  We need twelve hugs a day for growth."  Virginia Satir

Are you eating or exercising too much out of touch deprivation? Think about it.  Loneliness and sense of isolation exists when you suffer from an eating disorder.  Bingeing on food or obsessing on being as small as possible by not eating are ways of addressing a deprivation.  Could one of your deprivations be touch?        *photo

How to lower your stress and improve the quality of your life

“A 'No' uttered from deepest conviction is better and greater than a 'Yes' merely uttered to please, or what is worse, to avoid trouble.“

- Mahatma Gandhi

(I see in this photo an example of clarity with everything essential in its optimal place for the sustainability of all. We need this kind of clarity too.  JP)

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Acting out an eating disorder, as I think most of you know, is your attempt to cope with anxiety, grief, anger, loneliness and even happiness.  A certain level of your stress created by external events or inner psychological habits and development becomes too much to tolerate.  You  binge or restrict as a way to gain control and feel powerful instead of feeling overwhelmed by your emotions.                   *pix

Inspirational Quotes as Recovery Assignments

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Inner peace, compassion for self and others, sturdy sense of self, self respect: these are all necessary components of your eating disorder recovery.  How do you achieve them?  

Most of us on the Internet, especially Twitter followers, see inspirational quotes every day.What if inspirational quotes were practical assignments in your daily life? What would your homework be? What would your personal project look like when you handed it in? *Pix Joy in learning and growing.

Spiritual Warrior: That's You in Recovery

The Laughing  Lucky Buddha A stroke of Luck 413428647   I've been away for a while but I'e been thinking of you a lot as I proceed on my new journey.
I'm steeped in sustainability studies, going for my certificate at UCLA and now also taking a free class through coursera.com given by the University of Illinois. The sustainability learning brings me to a clearer picture of what I've belived for many years.

Those of us who have or had an eating disorder are metaphors for the imbalanced consumption of humanity. Our eating disorders effect every phase of our lives. Humanity's consumption disorders effect every phase of life on this planet.

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JoannaPoppink Severe, chronic flooding will devastate California coast as sea levels rise, experts say https://t.co/IjzL9ReJbe
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JoannaPoppink Short, sweet and right on. I'm going through this change myself now. Yes, it's hard. Yes, it's scary. Yes, it's... https://t.co/t7lfHGK06N
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JoannaPoppink “You have to move forward. Because you can’t go back.” by @Jonwestenberg https://t.co/ZueunomlmE
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JoannaPoppink “Seconds after quoting an anonymous source, Anthony Scaramucci admits the source was Donald Trump” by @adamnpeck https://t.co/c6bZ1BtI1N
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JoannaPoppink “Energy efficiency is a huge money saver — but the Trump administration is against it” — @climateprogress https://t.co/OVGODyngtg
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