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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.


August 24, 2020
While we know this won’t last forever, it doesn’t dismiss the months we’ve endured in quarantine and in a changing world from what we were used to. As with anything, there are lessons to be learned. And lessons we’re all still learning about ourselves through this period of history.
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DocumentTags: "covid 19", "eating disorders", "lindsey hall"
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July 01, 2020
If you are struggling in your journey today, perhaps you may find it helpful to ask yourself the question I asked myself every morning in those early days: “What do I need to be willing to do in order to give myself the best chance in my recovery today?”
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DocumentTags: "eating disorders", "kelli evans", "recovery ambassador council"
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May 19, 2020
Look at that guy in the window.
He always seems so sad
Everyone says how much they love him
But he always looks so very bad
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DocumentTags: "eating disorder", "mental health", "recovery ambassador council", "submitted poem"
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May 12, 2020
As I do my once-a-week grocery shopping, I make sure my mask is on and I start going down my necessary aisles. As I pass people who are anxiously trying to avoid being too close, I can’t help but notice that every single person is wearing a mask. I am also wearing my mask, I am also anxiously trying to avoid close contact in the grocery store, I am just trying to get my groceries. 
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DocumentTags: "covid 19", "grocery shopping", "recovery ambassador council"
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March 11, 2020
The next time you ask me why I am so bold and so loud, I will tell you it’s because my biggest fear now is that I will have wasted my life being afraid. I am done being afraid of my own power. I am ready to live. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "eating disorder recovery", "eric dorsa", recovery
NodeAliasPath: /blog/March-2020/taking-back-the-power-from-my-eating-disorder
February 27, 2020
We have a saying that reminds us why we do what we do every single day: "Remember the why." From the clinicians that work with our patients in centers across the nation to the teammates that work behind the scenes, we want to stay focused on what matters, which is helping people find lasting recovery.
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DocumentTags: "eating disorder recovery", "eating disorder treatment", "ed recovery", "neda 2020", "neda week"
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January 14, 2020
How did I get to the point where I could brush off her comment without spiraling back into my eating disorder? I did not suddenly wake up one morning — fully recovered — thinking, “You know what? I really love and admire everything about my body today.” Recovery has been a gradual, ongoing process — as I practice accepting my body and appreciating its aesthetics and function. I know I’m not alone in having to learn how to accept and appreciate my body. Here are some suggestions for you to consider that may help you learn to love and accept your body, too:
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DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "rachel king"
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January 14, 2020
To the older women struggling: Remember that you are not alone, you deserve a fulfilling life, and if you are willing, you have help on this journey. I will say that recovery has not been an easy journey. I have had my ups and downs, but it has been so worth it! I am an older woman, now 52, living with contentment, peace and joy. Shame and fear no longer call the shots in my life.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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January 14, 2020

Seeking help for binge eating disorder often involves overcoming feelings of shame, isolation, and, perhaps worst of all, the fear that there is no end to this cycle. Once you’ve recognized and begun to address your binge eating behaviors, it’s reasonable to want the people in your life closest to you – especially your partner – to support those efforts. So, what do you do when your partner shows up after work with your go-to binge food? Dr. Ashley Solomon shares her insight.

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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "compulsive overeating", "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", families, patients
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January 10, 2020
I want the general public to treat people with mental illness the same as those with a physical disease like cancer or a broken leg. Treat these people with the dignity and respect that they deserve. Show them compassion and understanding. Just like with cancer or heart disease, you never know when mental illness will strike you or your family. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "anorexia nervosa", families, "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2020/stigma-mental-health
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