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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.


January 16, 2019
I used to believe that I was not enough… not enough for my parents…. not enough for anyone… most of all — not enough for God. This was the basis of my fear and shame for so long. I used my eating disorder and drinking to calm my fears and cover my shame, but all they did was end up dragging me to the bottom of a pit where I could not climb out without help. With guidance from others and divine intervention, I finally embrace the fact that I am “enough” just as I am. 
DocumentID: 3637
DocumentTags: alumni, "erc denver co", families, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/How-I-Finally-Embraced-That-I-Am-Enough-—-Just-as-I-Am-–-Kelli-Evans
December 28, 2018
Maybe, like me, your New Year’s Resolutions were often related to your eating disorder. This New Year, you have a choice. You can choose freedom. You can choose real goals that you can accomplish and that will make you feel proud and happy. How exciting is that!?
DocumentID: 3610
DocumentTags: alumni, families, patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/​The-Truth-About-New-Year’s-Resolutions-in-Recovery-Savannah-K
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December 27, 2018
As friends and family members, it’s so hard to watch someone suffer. We want our loved ones to be happy. In this blog post, I share a number of in-depth tips to show you how to support someone struggling with binge eating. 
DocumentID: 3568
DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", families, "laura lange", patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/10-Ways-to-Help-a-Loved-One-with-Binge-Eating-Disorder-–-Laura-Lange
December 18, 2018
Men can fall victim to eating disorders, too, and there is nothing to be ashamed of. You can get better. This doesn’t have to be your life. I am your neighbor — just one person who will lend you a hand and help you march out of the fire. And I know there will be many others. You just have to let us in.
 
DocumentID: 3544
DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, "my recovery letter", "symptoms & signs"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/To-My-Neighbor-You-Don-t-Have-to-Suffer-from-Your-Eating-Disorder-Anymore
December 05, 2018
So many years in the making — years of hovering from a distance, allowing you the space to find your way. Silently rejoicing as I saw you re-emerge from your illness. Each year getting better than the one before. And now, to hear you say the words you knew I needed to hear. I will carry it with me always. 
DocumentID: 3524
DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, "child & adolescent", families, "my recovery letter"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/December-2018/Child-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery
November 19, 2018
Those that go on to live lives worth living have done it on their own terms — not terms dictated by society or others about what they should look like and how their lives should be. 
DocumentID: 3461
DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, "dr ovidio bermudez", families, "my recovery letter", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/To-All-Who-Have-Struggled-With-an-Eating-Disorder-Dr-Ovidio-Bermudez
November 13, 2018
I believe that, for those suffering from eating disorders, gratitude can be easily overshadowed by the many daily battles the eating disorder brings — distancing individuals from feeling grateful for those they love and for experiences in life that truly matter. Gratitude helped me find my joy again — in more profound ways than I had experienced even before the eating disorder took hold of me.
DocumentID: 3462
DocumentTags: alumni, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/The-Power-of-Gratitude-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery-Jennilyn
Tags: alumni  patients  
November 06, 2018
"I have tried everything imaginable, but I simply don’t have the willpower to stop bingeing.” This is the narrative most people convey when they come to us seeking treatment for binge eating disorder. I’ve heard it so many times: “If only I had self-control, I could stop binge eating.” This is where we have it all wrong: when it comes to binge eating, willpower is a lie. 
DocumentID: 3463
DocumentTags: betr, "betsy callan", "binge eating disorder", "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "compulsive overeating", patients, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/Binge-Eating-and-The-Myth-of-Willpower-Self-Control-Betsy-Callan
November 01, 2018
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. 
DocumentID: 3459
DocumentTags: alumni, "anorexia nervosa", families, "health risks", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/November-2018/Eating-Disorder-Recovery-challenges-mental-health-stigma
October 10, 2018
When our hearts start doing funny things, it can feel scary and may even cause panic. We may fear a heart attack or that we have heart problems. More often than not, when heart palpitations or a “racing heart” are caused by stress or anxiety, they are harmless. Should you be concerned when your heart is racing? 
DocumentID: 3425
DocumentTags: "insight behavioral health centers", "lara schuster effland", "mood & anxiety disorders", patients, "symptoms & signs", "world mental health day"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/October-2018/My-Heart-is-Racing-Are-Palpitations-a-Sign-of-Stress-and-Anxiety-–-Lara-Schuster-Effland
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