Wonderful conversation. Let me add that
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Wonderful conversation. Let me add that eating disorders take you away from feelings and awareness. That's their function. They remove you from experience you believe you cannot cope with. And, that may be real. So recovery is about gradually developing the inner strength to bear feelings you couldn't bear before. It's not about good or bad feelings. It's about any feeling. So feeling mad, bad, glad, sad are all wins in recovery work. You are feeling rather than acting out your eating disorder. Many people don't understand this and get caught in thinking about good feelings or bad feelings, pleasant or unpleasant, painful or happy. Recovery is about feeling any feeling at all. Mmm. I better put this in a blog post.