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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 28, 2017
My efforts to drink moderately were hopeless. Other people could drink and still hold it together, it seemed, so, why couldn’t I? You see, I really didn’t want to stop drinking. The scary truth was becoming clear: continuing to drink after it had caused me so many problems was a sure sign that I needed help.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, prognosis, "robyn cruze", "symptoms & signs", treatment
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August 30, 2017
Recovery is being perfectly imperfect. In recovery, we must learn about the importance of flexibility. It’s not about following rules and regulations; recovery is about learning to trust and go with the universal flow. Beyond the eating disorder’s rigidity is a world full of spontaneity, surprises and joy. This is what you can focus on now: living a full life, rich with meaning.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "robyn cruze", treatment, "what to expect"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/August-2017/What-to-Expect-After-Eating-Disorder-Treatment-Ends-–-Robyn-Cruze
March 02, 2017
Ever since my girls have been able to feed themselves, I have been teaching them how to have a relationship with their body and the food they put in it. Keeping the communication lines open will help to build trust and if — no, when — any issues arise — and let’s face it, issues will arise in life — we will have the tools to deal with it… together. Here's how.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, "jen lombardi", patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/March-2017/Can-We-Protect-Our-Children-from-Eating-Disorders-–-Robyn-Cruze
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.
DocumentID: 1910
DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "robyn cruze", "symptoms & signs", treatment
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/February-2017/How-to-Fact-Check-Your-Biggest-Worries-–-Robyn-Cruze
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
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2017/Is-it-OK-to-Leave-Your-Children-to-Enter-Treatment
November 22, 2016
When our children struggle with their emotions, it’s natural to want to take away the pain they feel and make it go away. This does not save them. It robs them of the powerful experience of learning how to soothe themselves.
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DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/November-2016/How-to-Help-a-Child-Who-is-Hurting-–-Robyn-Cruze
November 22, 2016
When our children struggle with their emotions, it’s natural to want to take away the pain they feel and make it go away. This does not save them. It robs them of the powerful experience of learning how to soothe themselves.
DocumentID: 1739
DocumentTags: "child & adolescent", families, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/November-2016/How-to-Help-a-Child-Who-is-Hurting-–-Robyn-Cruze-(
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
November 08, 2016
Suicide may feel “silent” to those who commit it, but it screams within the hearts of the ones left behind. Silence, I am learning, is the sound of leaving the tribe — it is the hush of isolation.
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, professionals, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /Blog/2016/The-Sound-of-Suicide;-End-it-by-Using-Your-Voice
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
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