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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.

February 10, 2017
Making up worst-case scenarios in my head was once a common theme. It was how I woke up every morning. Daily, I’d walk around with panic as my constant companion; a sense of doom dictated my every move. Now, I can fact-check all situations, reducing lingering anxiety.
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "robyn cruze", "symptoms & signs", treatment
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January 04, 2017

In treatment, I sat across from my children and Hubby. I was able to be clear and present, something I hadn't been in a long time. "I am in Mommy camp," I told my daughters. "I'm learning how to be a better Mommy."

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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, #recoverywednesday, families, patients, professionals, "robyn cruze", treatment
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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:

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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2016/The-Power-of-the-Present-Moment-–-Kelli-Evans
December 01, 2016
The holidays can be joyous — but this time of year can also be stressful for many. As with many things in recovery, planning ahead is key to navigating the holidays successfully.
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, "jennifer sommer-dirks", patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2016/15-Ways-to-Maintain-Recovery-During-the-Holidays-–
November 17, 2016

Many of us, this holiday season, will feel the need to show up as someone who has improved, moved forward and become someone better. But — I encourage you to be authentic and simply show up as yourself. Showing up as yourself is a powerful becoming message that just might inspire others to do the same.


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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, families, patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2016/How-to-Be-Authentic-This-Holiday-Season-–-Robyn-Cr
October 25, 2016
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, families, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Does-Love-Depend-on-the-Size-of-Your-Body-–-Robyn
September 22, 2016

No one truly knows what can happen in this big, wide, magnificent, and messy world of recovery. But, I do know this: facing our fears and showing up for ourselves makes us one step closer to achieving our dreams and thriving in recovery.

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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/How-to-Reach-Your-Dreams-and-Face-Your-Fears-in-Re
August 24, 2016

Some people in eating disorder recovery find it hard not to exercise obsessively. But, whatever your thoughts on exercising are, exercise is an important part of sustaining wellness, emotionally, mentally, and physically. Finding a balanced approach to exercise is a vital part of our recovery.

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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/How-to-Find-Balance-with-Exercise-in-Eating-Disord
July 27, 2016

Mobile technology puts a powerful tool for eating disorder recovery at the fingertips of patients and providers. Don’t miss this powerful session on this topic at the upcoming Eating Recovery Center Foundation Eating Disorders Conference on August 12 and 13 in Denver, Colorado

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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients, professionals
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Mobilizing-ePatients-How-Technology-is-Engaging-E
July 08, 2016
Just realizing that perfectionism was a big part of my eating disorder, and that it still remains with me today, helps me to manage it better so that I can continue to do well in recovery. You can do it too! Just like in recovery, we don’t listen to ED, we also don’t have to listen to the insistence of having to be perfect.
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, patients, perfectionism, "robyn cruze"
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