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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.

Reader Response to Pro Ana Pro Mia Article: Add Yours

Response to Inside Look at Pro Eating Disorder Online World.  Please add your response in comments so we can support recovery.


I've just been in recovery for 3 months I followed my meal plan by the book.

then I couldn't handle my weight or how clothes didn't fit anymore so. I got into reading pro ana blogs etc.

Bulimia: Recognizing Triggers Levels Five and Six plus Raising the Stakes

Levels five and six of six to recognize and move beyond bulimia triggers.

Level 5

With more practice and more recovery you learn to anticipate what can trigger you. You make self-care arrangements for yourself in advance of compelling urges. 

Level 6

Bulimia: Recognizing Triggers Level Four

Level four of six to recognize and move beyond bulimia triggers.

Level 4

You restrain yourself from acting out your binge or purge.  Now you have more options than calling a particular person as you did in level three. At level four you feel the binge urge feelings coming on. You

Bulimia: Recognizing Triggers Levels Two and Three

Levels two and three of six to recognize and move beyond bulimia triggers.

Level 2

You begin to restrain yourself from acting out your binge or purge. This is a stressful time full of anxiety and paradoxical thoughts and feelings. You say to yourself:

“I want to.” “I won’t.” “Just one last time.” “No.” “Yes.” “Just a little.” “It’s never a little.”

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