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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center (ERC), our eating disorder treatment methods and programs, and upcoming meetings and events to help provide patients, families, professionals, and alumni alike with the information they need to understand their condition and enter on a path to long-lasting recovery.

September 03, 2020
For many years, Eating Recovery Center has had the pleasure of partnering with author, adventurer and inspirational speaker Kara Richardson Whitely. As ERC’s Binge Eating Disorder Recovery Advocate, Kara does more than contribute blogs and host Facebook Lives. She connects with those in eating disorder recovery on a level that only one can do after going through it themselves.
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DocumentTags: "chrissy metz", gorge, "gorge book", "gorge movie", "kara richardson whitely"
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August 24, 2020
While we know this won’t last forever, it doesn’t dismiss the months we’ve endured in quarantine and in a changing world from what we were used to. As with anything, there are lessons to be learned. And lessons we’re all still learning about ourselves through this period of history.
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DocumentTags: "covid 19", "eating disorders", "lindsey hall"
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August 20, 2020
The use of BMI and weight as a way of assuming health has a long history of being problematic and reductionistic, in addition to being racist, sexist and stigmatizing. In the Canadian Medical Journal last week, an important step was taken toward separating body size and health.
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DocumentTags: bmi, "body mass index", "research article"
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August 05, 2020
For far too long we have perpetuated the idea that beauty has a “look” (read: straight size, cisgender,* white). Consequently, the way I experience my body cannot be untangled from my intersecting marginalized identities; as a Latinx, queer, transgender person, accepting my body is revolutionary.
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DocumentTags: cisgender, "envision you", "hayden evans", lgbtq, transgender
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August 05, 2020
On September 10, 2020, hundreds of professionals in mental health and eating disorder fields will come together to experience this year’s ERF Conference on Mental Health. The ERF Conference will give physicians, therapists, nurses, dietitians, social workers and others the opportunity to learn from some of the top professionals from all over the country who have conducted in-depth research on the latest trends and break-throughs in their fields.
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DocumentTags: "erf con 2020", "erf conference", "professional events"
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July 22, 2020
I’ve been doing it ever since. And not only have I made liters of nut milk, but it kick started something for me. Nut milk, of all things, reminded me that I am capable of doing new things and picking up new hobbies. It showed me that there’s a lot out there that I may not know how to do...but can learn. 
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DocumentTags: "covid 19", "eating disorders", "lindsey hall"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2020/how-nut-milk-influenced-my-recovery
July 15, 2020
My emotional appetite is ravenous. It wants to have, eat, drink, do anything but experience the uncertainty of the current circumstances. Fear of the unknown, boredom like Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day, and the anxiety engine within that has, through all the self-isolation, begun revving.
DocumentID: 4797
DocumentTags: "eating disorder recovery", "making peace with your plate", "robyn cruze"
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July 02, 2020
Actress and Breaking the Chains Foundation Board Member Jillian Rose Reed talks about her experience with self love and how she learned to love herself and find her confidence. Read Jillian's guest blog to be inspired and learn more about her journey toward self love.
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DocumentTags: "breaking the chains foundation", "jillian rose reed", "love your tree"
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July 01, 2020
If you are struggling in your journey today, perhaps you may find it helpful to ask yourself the question I asked myself every morning in those early days: “What do I need to be willing to do in order to give myself the best chance in my recovery today?”
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DocumentTags: "eating disorders", "kelli evans", "recovery ambassador council"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2020/willingness-is-it-really-that-important
June 26, 2020
Eating Recovery Center and Insight Behavioral Health are excited to announce Love Your Tree, a body diversity creative arts campaign that kicks off on June 26, 2020, and will last through the end of the year. We are encouraging all professional and non-profit partners to join us in this exciting and inspirational campaign! Here's how you can get involved with the 2020 Love Your Tree campaign.
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DocumentTags: "ce events", "eve ensler", "love your tree", "love your tree workshop"
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