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The Eating Recovery Center Blog features frequent updates concerning Eating Recovery Center, 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.

15 Ways to Maintain Recovery During the Holidays – Jennifer Sommer-Dirks

December 1, 2016

The holidays can be joyous — but this time of year can also be stressful for many. If you are trying to maintain recovery from an eating disorder, the holidays may even feel downright impossible. As with many things in recovery, planning ahead is key to navigating the holidays successfully. It is possible to stay on…

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Giving Tuesday – November 29

November 28, 2016

As Executive Director of Eating Recovery Foundation, I witness the profound difference my colleagues make in the lives of those with eating disorders. I am inspired by their dedication and compassion. As I move towards 2017, I look to bring a stronger voice for those with eating disorders, wanting to move the needle forward when…

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Reframing Holiday Challenges as Opportunities for Recovery

November 28, 2016

While the holidays can be a challenging time of year to be in recovery from an eating disorder—or supporting someone who is—it can also be a special, wondrous season ripe with opportunities to support and strengthen recovery. In addition to recognizing and planning for the triggering aspects of the holiday season, consider helping patients to…

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To Refer, or Not to Refer: Seeking a Higher Level of Care during the Holidays – Jeana Cost

November 28, 2016

Individuals struggling with eating disorders can present as unmotivated, resistant and willful when confronted with the recommendation to enter a higher level of eating disorder care (partial hospitalization and above). This ambivalence may be heightened during the holiday season as patients face common seasonal triggers, including unstructured time away from work and school, face time…

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ERC in the News – November 2016

November 23, 2016

Eating Recovery Center is committed to raising awareness of eating disorders, removing stigma, and inspiring hope for recovery. As the leaders in eating disorder treatment and recovery, we feel responsible for educating and inspiring patients, families, professionals, and the community at large. Our media presence is a direct reflection of our passion and our commitment. As…

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How to Help a Child Who is Hurting – Robyn Cruze

November 22, 2016

When our children struggle with their emotions, it’s natural to want to take away the pain they feel and make it go away. Personally, I think I even project my own childhood onto my children as I run to save them. What I realize now, however, is that this does not save them. It robs…

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9 Helpful Tools You Can Use in Eating Disorder Recovery – Kelli Evans

November 21, 2016

To start, I’d like to share three truths about the early days in eating disorder recovery: There are days that are going to be difficult. Along with the hope and willingness to change comes the realization that this journey is going to be about more than checking off a to-do list. If living in recovery…

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Returning to Exercise After Eating Disorder Treatment – Beth Riley

November 20, 2016

In a previous blog post, I discussed excessive and compulsive exercise habits in people with anorexia and bulimia. Today, I’d like to discuss how to help patients with anorexia and bulimia integrate movement back into their lives. First, I’d like to state that some patients are allowed to maintain a controlled amount of moderate activity…

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How to Be Authentic This Holiday Season – Robyn Cruze

November 17, 2016

“And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others.” – Marianne Williamson Have you ever committed so much to being the person that you think you should be, that you forgot who you…

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10 Ways to Take Back the Holidays from Ed – Jenni Schaefer

November 17, 2016

If you know Ed,* you know that his chatter can get louder around the holidays. Remember: he may get noisier but that doesn’t mean that you have to waver in your recovery. You have a choice and you can choose recovery in each and every moment. And, in the end, it doesn’t matter what Ed says or does.…

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