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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 14, 2018
As our group made our way to our seats, we just kept getting closer and closer to the stage. I couldn’t believe that this night was really happening, let alone that we were going to MEET Vance Joy in just a few short hours….
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DocumentTags: alumni, "erc dallas tx", "haleigh beaird", "music therapy", patients
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May 11, 2018
Being triggered can often feel like this: you are simply going about your life, minding your own business, and then BAM! Trigger! Being triggered is an unavoidable part of life, but triggers can be managed and even used to strengthen your recovery.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "eating disorder triggers", "nica stepien", patients, triggers
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May 09, 2018
Dear Fellow Strugglers, Sensitives, Misfits, Outsiders, Imperfect Humans who are actually quite beautiful in your fallibility, this is a letter of gratitude for you. 
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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May 07, 2018
Remember when you worked at the San Diego Humane Society and sent a hopeless email to your therapist? You wrote, “I feel like I will never recover, and I hate myself for that.” Well, you will recover. You will become a mother. You will write a book. You will latch onto and love this awesome, messy, mundane life.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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May 04, 2018
The #MyRecoveryLetter campaign shares letters of gratitude, reflection and praise, reminding us all that recovery is possible.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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April 27, 2018
I consider it an honor to watch you help your patients step into their journey to recovery. What an immense privilege it is to come to work and know each day that a miracle is taking place right in front of my eyes. Thank you for believing in healing and recovery.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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April 27, 2018
Thank you for helping me find my way with understanding that food was not my enemy. Thank you for helping me in the process of treatment. Thank you for helping me be strong enough to leave treatment. Thank you for all the hard work and amazing guidance. I appreciate everything. 
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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April 25, 2018
When I finally committed to my treatment plan — I found recovery— without using alcohol to numb everything (alcohol makes for blurriness). I could fully focus on getting to know myself and what I really wanted in life. I began to deal with all those feelings that I was hiding from — feelings that kept me spinning in the painful cycle of mental illness.
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "binge eating disorder", bulimia, families, patients, "robyn cruze"
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April 20, 2018
We rise and set together each day. Sometimes if I’m awake in the early morning hours and worried about something with a quiet cup of coffee, I see you climb over the horizon. Then I know I can too. Even now, as I deal with life without binging, you are there, a reminder to rise each day no matter what comes.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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April 20, 2018
Dear Daughter, You are a light to all you meet and a beacon of hope and happiness in this world. Thank you for being you. Because being you is more than enough.
  
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, families, "my recovery letter", patients
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