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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.


April 27, 2017
I was the only male in my treatment center and yet I felt like we were all speaking the same language. In treatment, I learned that I was not alone and that recovery was possible — though it would be a few more years before I fully started to embrace recovery.
DocumentID: 2008
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, males, patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2017/eating-recovery-day-eric-dorsa
February 03, 2017
To those of you who think you are too old to get help, please know that the many directions you feel pulled in can be put on pause, you can take a breath, and learn how to live life to the fullest without the eating disorder. You can take care of yourself.
DocumentID: 1907
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, adult, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2017/It’s-Never-Too-Late-to-Get-Help-for-an-Eating-Disorder;-I-Did-it-at-42-–-Kelli-Evans
February 01, 2017
I have occasionally heard eating disorders likened to a relationship and recovery to a break up. I find this comparison apt. My eating disorder caused me tremendous grief, and breaking up with my eating disorder also caused me grief. Here are three things that I found helpful during this grieving process.
DocumentID: 1901
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, "laura patterson", patients, "recovery ambassador", "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2017/How-to-Grieve-the-Loss-of-an-Eating-Disorder-–-Laura-Patterson
January 25, 2017
As we enter a new year full of new hope and new possibilities, we’d like to share this sweet letter written by a former ERC patient. Her words show us all how important recovery is.
DocumentID: 1895
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, families, patients, testimonials, "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2017/The-Work-of-Recovery-is-SO-Worth-it-–-Madi-M
December 28, 2016

I have come to realize that my life in recovery is best lived in the present moment. This is where the things that I want most of all are found. In the present moment I have:

DocumentID: 1748
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2016/The-Power-of-the-Present-Moment-–-Kelli-Evans
November 21, 2016
Yes, early recovery can be difficult, but you do not have to travel on this journey alone. These are some of the things that I personally found to be helpful in getting me through those early days of recovery. 
DocumentID: 1737
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2016/9-Helpful-Tools-You-Can-Use-in-Eating-Disorder-Rec
October 12, 2016
DocumentID: 872
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "nicole griswold", prognosis, "recovery ambassador", "treatment results"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Releasing-Shame-in-the-Journey-to-Love-My-Body-N
October 05, 2016
Body dysmorphic disorder (BDD) is recognized as a body-image disorder. Typically, people with this disorder become preoccupied with perceived flaws and defects in their appearance. Whether these so-called flaws are even noticed by other people is irrelevant. When you have BDD, your preoccupation with your appearance occurs for hours each day — maybe even all day — disrupting your daily functioning and leading to intense distress. 
DocumentID: 868
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #therapythursday, families, lgbtq, males, patients, "zach rawlings"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/The-Truth-About-Body-Dysmorphia-in-Gay-Men-Zach
September 14, 2016
College students and recent grads share tools to help you cope with eating disorder triggers so that you can enjoy college and all it brings.
DocumentID: 859
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "ellie herman", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Back-in-College-15-Ways-to-Deal-with-Eating-Disor
September 07, 2016
Learn how language, even if well intended, can negatively impact others’ mental health. Get 5 tips on being mindful of your words.
DocumentID: 857
DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "ellie herman", families, patients, shame
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Be-Mindful-of-Labels-How-Words-Can-Hurt-and-Heal
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