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Self help activities support your recovery and help you expand your awareness, develop life skills, develop self acceptance and self appreciation, develop new relationships and equip you to live a life with more competence and joy. Here you will find articles that show you many ways of providing yourself with self help exercises and activities to enrich your life and articles that help you understand your own thinking and emotional process. Topics include: friendships, self-esteem, dreams, binges, relapse, yoga, secrets, check lists, writing, dream journals, gardening, education and career opportunities and more.

Expand Yourself, Expand Your World: Are you asking the wrong questions?

Astronaut Mae Jemison Suits up for Launch ksc 92pc 1881Standard advice in getting ahead in life is usually, play to your strengths. This can be the worst advice you follow.

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Questions asked by career counselors, guidance counselors, potential employers in job interviews, concerned parents and friends and even romantic partners looking to build a future with you are: 

Getting out of the People Pleasing Trap

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Eating disorders develop over time and create their own internal environment that becomes a full internal world with set pathways and few options. This means that you live your life based on the rules, routines, habits, perspective, thought processes and behaviors established by your eating disorder.

People pleasing, a well known phrase in the eating disorder community, becomes a way of life. You please others to get support, make them like you, avoid criticism, feel important and valuable because you are needed. 

Are you caught in a pattern of self sacrifice?

Modena ambulancePost inspired by Tracy's letter in comments.

When you push yourself to the breaking point to meet demands on your time and energy it’s time to both step back and step forward in new ways. The alternative is to collapse, an unacceptable outcome.
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More about your body being your friend

mauve six petalsThe comments to the previous article: "Your body is your friend who's there for you 100% of the time," spawned a fascinating and moving conversation in the comments.  Thank you for your candor. I so appreciate your honesty and courage.  pix*

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JoannaPoppink Healing Your Hungry Heart: Recovering from Your Eating Disorder by Joanna Pop... https://t.co/LbA0F7Hkji via @amazon
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JoannaPoppink Meet the man who disarmed the Waffle House shooter. James Shaw, 29, was unarmed as he rushed the shooter, disarmed… https://t.co/6GpFIuXHsj
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JoannaPoppink RT @davidhogg111: So only a good guy with a gun can stop a bad guy with a gun? @NRA 🧐 https://t.co/a61hDQrWyD
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JoannaPoppink RT @Shareblue: Rick Scott to headline gun raffle 3 months after Parkland shooting https://t.co/cWU44dhMDS
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JoannaPoppink RT @insideclimate: This treaty has been called an "unsung hero" in the fight against air pollution and climate change. It may be unknown…
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