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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.


May 22, 2019
I am convinced that being intentional in our time out in nature can help heal our wounds. It doesn’t require long periods of time in the wilderness hiking and backpacking. I find some of these benefits from short times in nature, too. You can also allow yourself to be touched by the tenderness in nature. Give it a try.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", "recovery ambassador", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2019/How-Time-in-Nature-Supports-Our-Recovery-–-Kelli-Evans
April 18, 2019
If a person has just an eating disorder OR a substance abuse problem, it can feel like an overwhelming and impossible challenge. When these diagnoses occur together, the mountain of recovery can seem that much tougher to climb. Please remember that there is hope for full recovery from both eating disorders and substance use disorders. Our team here at ERC/Insight is ready to help.
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DocumentTags: "alcohol abuse", alumni, "erc san antonio tx", "insight behavioral health centers", "landry weatherston yarborough", "substance use disorders", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2019/Eating-Disorders-and-Substance-Use-Why-are-the-Two-Often-Linked-Landry-Weatherston-Yarborough
April 12, 2019
Sometimes, in eating disorder recovery, we find ourselves drinking to excess to cope with the anxiety that we so often feel. So, drunkorexia isn’t just a problem for people with eating disorders, it can be a problem in the first few years of recovery to deal with the anxiety and discomfort surrounding the food you have to eat. Here's my story:
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DocumentTags: adults, alumni, anorexia, "dani sherman lazar", drunkorexia, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2019/Drunkorexia-Can-Happen-When-You’re-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery-Too-Dani-Sherman-Lazar
February 27, 2019
I am 4 years into my recovery from my eating disorder, yet self-compassion is still something that I have to mindfully practice. Why are we not taught how to practice self-compassion or what that even looks like? Where were those episodes of Mr. Rogers and Reading Rainbow — because I missed them. Here is what I've learned about a self-compassion practice - and how you can create your own.
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "joanna nolen", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2019/Self-Love-in-Recovery-Simple-Steps-are-Often-the-Most-Powerful-Joanna-Nolen
February 01, 2019
How many of us actually pick up our mobile phones seeking connection? And how many of us feel highly disconnected, discouraged, or even depressed afterwards? Glamourous pictures of celebrities, photos from a party we weren’t invited to, or reading about aggravated political situations can certainly make us feel bad — especially if we are exposed to this content when we are already feeling down. I am not advocating avoidance of Internet and social media. It’s how you relate to it that matters.
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NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2019/Let’s-Talk-About-Being-Smart-with-Your-Smartphone-–-Dr-Angela-Derrick
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February 01, 2019
How many of us actually pick up our mobile phones seeking connection? And how many of us feel highly disconnected, discouraged, or even depressed afterwards? Glamourous pictures of celebrities, photos from a party we weren’t invited to, or reading about aggravated political situations can certainly make us feel bad — especially if we are exposed to this content when we are already feeling down. I am not advocating avoidance of Internet and social media. It’s how you relate to it that matters.
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NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/Let’s-Talk-About-Being-Smart-with-Your-Smartphone-–-Dr-Angela-Derrick
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December 28, 2018
Maybe, like me, your New Year’s Resolutions were often related to your eating disorder. This New Year, you have a choice. You can choose freedom. You can choose real goals that you can accomplish and that will make you feel proud and happy. How exciting is that!?
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/​The-Truth-About-New-Year’s-Resolutions-in-Recovery-Savannah-K
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November 19, 2018
Those that go on to live lives worth living have done it on their own terms — not terms dictated by society or others about what they should look like and how their lives should be. 
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, "dr ovidio bermudez", families, "my recovery letter", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/To-All-Who-Have-Struggled-With-an-Eating-Disorder-Dr-Ovidio-Bermudez
November 13, 2018
I believe that, for those suffering from eating disorders, gratitude can be easily overshadowed by the many daily battles the eating disorder brings — distancing individuals from feeling grateful for those they love and for experiences in life that truly matter. Gratitude helped me find my joy again — in more profound ways than I had experienced even before the eating disorder took hold of me.
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DocumentTags: alumni, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/The-Power-of-Gratitude-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery-Jennilyn
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November 01, 2018
I want the general public to treat people with mental illness the same as those with a physical disease like cancer or a broken leg. Treat these people with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Show them compassion and understanding. Just like with cancer or heart disease, you never know when mental illness will strike you or your family. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "anorexia nervosa", families, "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/Eating-Disorder-Recovery-challenges-mental-health-stigma
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