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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.


March 11, 2020
The next time you ask me why I am so bold and so loud, I will tell you it’s because my biggest fear now is that I will have wasted my life being afraid. I am done being afraid of my own power. I am ready to live. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "eating disorder recovery", "eric dorsa", recovery
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February 27, 2020
We have a saying that reminds us why we do what we do every single day: "Remember the why." From the clinicians that work with our patients in centers across the nation to the teammates that work behind the scenes, we want to stay focused on what matters, which is helping people find lasting recovery.
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DocumentTags: "eating disorder recovery", "eating disorder treatment", "ed recovery", "neda 2020", "neda week"
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January 14, 2020
How did I get to the point where I could brush off her comment without spiraling back into my eating disorder? I did not suddenly wake up one morning — fully recovered — thinking, “You know what? I really love and admire everything about my body today.” Recovery has been a gradual, ongoing process — as I practice accepting my body and appreciating its aesthetics and function. I know I’m not alone in having to learn how to accept and appreciate my body. Here are some suggestions for you to consider that may help you learn to love and accept your body, too:
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "rachel king"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2020/love-your-body
Tags: alumni  families  patients  rachel king  
January 14, 2020
To the older women struggling: Remember that you are not alone, you deserve a fulfilling life, and if you are willing, you have help on this journey. I will say that recovery has not been an easy journey. I have had my ups and downs, but it has been so worth it! I am an older woman, now 52, living with contentment, peace and joy. Shame and fear no longer call the shots in my life.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2020/women-over-40-eating-disorders
January 14, 2020

Seeking help for binge eating disorder often involves overcoming feelings of shame, isolation, and, perhaps worst of all, the fear that there is no end to this cycle. Once you’ve recognized and begun to address your binge eating behaviors, it’s reasonable to want the people in your life closest to you – especially your partner – to support those efforts. So, what do you do when your partner shows up after work with your go-to binge food? Dr. Ashley Solomon shares her insight.

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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2020/how-to-deal-with-binge-eating
January 10, 2020
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/January-2020/stigma-mental-health
December 30, 2019
I realized that I had been putting off my own passion and joy because I’m too busy tending to the outside stuff — you know, all the stuff that grabs us with urgency. It’s easy to fall into this trap believing that if we can just complete all this stuff, then life will feel more in control, freer and joyful.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "new year", patients, "robyn cruze"
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Tags: alumni  families  new year  patients  robyn cruze  
December 30, 2019
Americans’ top New Year’s resolutions are often to become more physically fit and lose weight. Because dieting and over-exercising are two activities that commonly contribute to the development of eating disorders, we caution against diving headfirst into a resolution focused on reducing body size, particularly if you have a family history of eating disorders.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "bonnie brennan", "erc denver co", families, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2019/new-year-resolutions
December 30, 2019
Before you launch into your New Year's Resolutions, take a minute to bring yourself into the moment, find your breath. Once you feel calm and your breathing is even, begin by asking yourself these three simple questions...
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "new year", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2019/relaxing-new-year
Tags: alumni  families  new year  patients  
December 16, 2019
Battling an eating disorder during the holiday season is nothing short of an absolute beast. It’s a battle where minutes feel like hours, where your mind is consumed around the thought of food, and, for some reason, a time where you feel like you can’t reach out to others. Instead of blogging about tips for my warriors, I want to talk to the family and friends of those who know of someone battling an eating disorder.
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DocumentTags: "emily fincher", "erc graduate", "family and friends", holidays, recovery, tips
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2019/how-to-talk-to-someone-with-an-eating-disorder
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