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.

Tips on drawing boundaries in eating disorder recovery

yes_you_canFundamental to eating disorder recovery is the ability to say, "No." Saying, "No," draws a boundary.

Pleasure or Relief in Eating Disorder Experience?

 QuestionEating disorder interview questions teach me about what can be in the minds of people who don't have eating disorders and wonder about them.

Courtesy Recovery Tip from the 18th Century

thankyouCan simple little courtesies to yourself help keep you in eating disorder recovery and out of depression?  Yes. Even writing yourself a little thank you note and mailing it to yourself can remind you of your value.

A quote from Henry Clay, caught my eye tonight and delivered major reverberations as I gave it some thought.  

"Courtesies of a small and trivial character are the ones which strike deepest in the grateful and appreciating heart."

Which secrets are most destructive? Which inspire recovery work?

HHHIn the Healing Your Hungry Heart chapter on secrets I address and help the reader unravel secrets and lies that undermine health and strengthen the need for an eating disorder.

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