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Here you will find articles that address various emotional, physical, behavioral and spiritual symptoms that are often part of the eating disorder experience.

 

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Eating Disorder Body Fantasy and Path to Recovery

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*pix Romantic, colorful, joyous uplifting sight - balloons rising into a beautiful sky. This is pleasure, even elation, in the moment.  But, living to keep an ephemeral bit of lovliness as a permanent state of being can be disastrous. Can you enjoy a moment and stay in the reality of cause and effect?

Reality

Balloons pop.  Balloons deflate. Their pieces fall to the ground or lodge in trees and bushes. Colors fade. The physicality of the balloon is fragile. The balloon is designed for a short life span and then succumbs to the forces of nature and collapses.

Your body is not a balloon. It can be strong, healthy and survive many harsh experiences. It can be lovely, uplifting and provide you with joy - the joy and exuberance of health. 

Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders

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Mirror Mirror is running an excellent factual article describing weight loss surgery: Weight Loss Surgery and Eating Disorders.

In my experience as an eating disorder recovery psychotherapist I've seen tragic outcomes from weight loss surgery. Yes, I grant that it's possible, for a person without an eating disorder, to reap medical benefits from the surgery. Weight loss does occur and can be helpful in health management.

Eating Disorders and Menopause

Symptoms of menopause raster Here is a brief look at a recent call I received from a 54 year old woman in menopause with a long term and unaddressed eating disorder. It's one of many I'm receiving lately from menopausal women. Some are more positive about getting help, but all seem oblivious to the role menopause is playing in their emotional and eating disorder lives.

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JoannaPoppink Florida vice mayor slams 'absurd' Trump visit @CNNPolitics https://t.co/WOp3HTxtuQ
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JoannaPoppink Student journalist interviewed classmates as shooter walked school halls @CNN "We're the children. You are the adul… https://t.co/B9cfEPXJjB
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JoannaPoppink RT @MotherJones: Trump just blamed the Florida school massacre on the Russia investigation https://t.co/QEuP2ZM8aj
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JoannaPoppink RT @chucktodd: If you work in American politics or in the Gov’t on any level and your first reaction to today’s Mueller indictment is NOT ”…
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JoannaPoppink Germany Considers Free Public Transport to Fight Air Pollution https://t.co/H2fIYBg9ON
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