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Welcome to our New Look

newWhat a pleasure to be writing to you from the new eatingdisorderrecovery website. Thank you for your patience while we dealt with countless details.

ALERT! Comments and Forum access will close Mon - Wed. attention, please! The new website is coming!  During the installation, Monday through Wednesday of this coming week, no one will be able to post comments to articles or write on the Forum.

Thursday our communication system will be restored, and we should be up and running with the new site.

If you want to write during the interruption, please use my Facebook page.

I appreciate your patience with this.  Remember, you can continue posting here until Monday. 


Sex and Eating Disorders: Let Love and Reality Win

Sex, Understanding, Confusion, False Messages and Eating Disorders

If you have an eating disorder, you most likely know that while human sexuality is flagrantly advertised and photographed, exploited and both demonized and idealized, your actual experience is rarely reflected back to you in ways that help you feel understood or understand yourself.

Today a notice came across my desk that makes this situation abundantly clear as I'm writing the chapter on sex in my eating disorder recovery book for adult women.  Amazing.

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Heat and Passion: How Far Can a Metaphor Go?

I'm in Taos, New Mexico getting introduced to the Taos Plateau Volcanic Field. As I explore the rocks and learn how ignaceous rocks are formed I can't help but make a comparison between the human mind and the structure of the earth.

Under the crust of the earth is the fiery mantle. Temperatures so high that rock flows like water and condensese minerals so tightly that they get become a thin line within the flow. So that's where "veins" of ore come from!

Yet we humans often have a psychological crust, the surface we present to other people.  Below that crust flow our fiery passions.  If you hve an eating disorder you try to keep

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