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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 27, 2019
Thankfully, there are steps we can take each day to help us strengthen our own self-compassion. You can start a self-compassion practice by taking just a few minutes each day to show some kindness to yourself. Here’s how:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "dr andi stone", "erc chicago il", families, "insight behavioral health centers", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients
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September 27, 2019
October is National Coming Out Month so we are encouraging our trans friends to come out of the closet about their mental health issues and eating disorders this month. But we also encourage everyone else to do their part to make coming out easier. Zach Rawlings MA, LPC explains.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "lgbt history month", lgbtq, "national coming out day", patients, professionals, "zach rawlings"
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September 27, 2019
Ellie Pike shares the top 10 reasons you should listen to the brave storytellers featured on Mental Note Podcast. Mental Note: Journeys of Health and Recovery is available on iTunes and podcast apps as well as on mentalnotepodcast.com. Learn more about the podcast on this blog.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "eleanor pike", families, "mental note podcast", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/September-2019/10-Reasons-to-Listen-to-Mental-Note-Podcast-–-Eleanor-Pike
September 05, 2019
Eating disorders are debilitating. If you have an eating disorder and another co-occurring issue (substance use disorder, anxiety disorder or mood disorder), you not only tend to have more severe symptoms, you can also be more resistant to treatment. But no matter how many diagnoses you have, recovery is always possible.
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DocumentTags: "erc chicago il", families, "linda lewaniak", patients, professionals, "substance use disorder", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2017/Recovery-for-More-Than-One-Diagnosis-is-Possible-Linda-Lewaniak
September 05, 2019
Stress eating is simply this: responding to stress by eating. Why does this happen? People stress eat because it works. Cortisol, a hormone produced when stress is released, actually decreases after we eat high-fat, sugary or salty foods. When you reach for a bag of chips or home-baked cookies after a stressful event, it makes sense that you would continue to do so again and again — because it is actually helping you relax!
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", causes, "compulsive overeating", "erc chicago il", "laura lange", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/October-2017/Overcoming-Stress-Eating
August 20, 2019
Claiming that I had an illness and being a part of the solution could only be achieved when I accepted myself and everything I was struggling with — including substance abuse. When I claimed my realness — all of it — I claimed myself.
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "national eating disorder awareness week", patients, "robyn cruze", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2018/Let’s-Get-Real-Why-I-Went-to-Treatment-and-How-it-Ultimately-Saved-my-Life-–-Robyn-Cruze
August 20, 2019
Explore the many benefits of yoga in eating disorder treatment.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "erc denver co", "lisa mareb", patients, "symptoms & signs", treatment
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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
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