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.

Present Moment: Past and Future Collide with Naming a Puppy

little_white_dogShe's just a puppy, right?

She's my birthday present, an irresistible six month old creature with long eye lashes, true grit and loving personality all wrapped up in a package that looks like shredded coconut.

Profound lessons are already coming from our short acquaintance. We've visited and she's met Winston, my 12 year old corgi/terrier. They like each other a lot, thank goodness.  She takes up permanent residence in my home tomorrow morning.

You might ask, how can a cute puppy bring profound lessons?

How to Benefit from Healing Your Hungry Heart

I'm getting many letters from people who have read or are reading my book, Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder.  I'm glad to learn that Healing Your Hungry Heart is generating enthusiasm.  However, I'm concerned when I hear someone say that they couldn't put it down.

Watching Brutal Videos and Films: Harmful in Eating Disorder Early Recovery

Colorado Waldo Canyon Fire Image 19 of 24 2If you have an eating disorder, if you suffer from anorexia or bulimia, if you have a history of abuse, please be careful about exposing yourself to brutality. Be aware of the danger for you, in life certainly, and in videos, photos and films that depitc brutal actions.

*pix This woman has the skill, courage and training to meet and subdue the fire.  You can learn to cope with the fires in your life that were beyond your power in the past iff you give yourself the time, attention and practice,  First you need to honor your present limits.

Change is in the wind

Whispers_in_the_wind_copyRecognizing when you are crossing a new threshold in your life is part of eating disorder recovery.  Without recovery you remain in the grip of an eating disorder dominated consciousness. Concerns about weight and body appearance, obsessions about eating or not eating grasp your mind, heart and soul with such tenacity that opportunity for change or change itself may flow around you unrecognized.

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