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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.


October 05, 2017
Think about it: Life would be so much more real and honest if we could just express our vulnerabilities and struggles more openly! But, unfortunately, we don’t. We can begin the journey towards reducing the stigma of mental illness and engaging each other in true connection. For me, it starts with simple steps like these:
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DocumentTags: alumni, "ana agarrat", families, patients, "recovery ambassador", "support groups", treatment
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September 28, 2017
Many self-identified perfectionists tend to operate in rigid, black-or-white thinking. Reframing rigid thinking can help us plan for flexibility, willingness and openness. This flexibility and willingness can help us move forward towards recovery success.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "ellie herman pike", patients, perfectionism, "recovery ambassador", treatment
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June 28, 2017
Dance has shaped who I am and how I respect my body. I’ve learned to love it for what it does and the dreams I can achieve with it rather than what it looks like.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "recovery ambassador", "zoe ross nash"
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May 09, 2017
Last week we celebrated Eating Recovery Day with the theme “#DontMissIt.” Our goal was to come together as a community to talk about eating disorders in as many ways and places as we could. We are overwhelmed by your support and commitment to increasing awareness and removing the stigma about eating disorders. Today, we would like to showcase just some of your truly inspiring contributions to Eating Recovery Day 2017.
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DocumentTags: "eating recovery day 2017", events, families, patients, professionals, "recovery ambassador"
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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.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "eric dorsa", families, males, patients, "recovery ambassador"
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March 09, 2017
Here’s what I found most unsettling that day: one of the biggest messages that my eating disorder was telling me was that, based on what I saw in the mirror, I didn’t deserve to have fun on the beautiful beaches during my family’s upcoming vacation.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/March-2017/Facing-Our-Eating-Disorders-in-Dressing-Room-Mirrors-–-Kelli-Evans
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.
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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.
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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
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"
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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. 
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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