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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.

May 04, 2016
Avoid unhealthy eating disorder triggering posts on social media with these 7 tips shared by Eating Recovery Center's Alumni Coordinator Ellie Herman.
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DocumentTags: "community connection", "ellie herman", patients
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April 16, 2016
Gain the courage and confidence to be yourself, giving yourself permission to be authentic and honest today. Robyn Cruze discusses eating disorder recovery.
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DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, "robyn cruze"
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April 15, 2016
Led by the work of Brene Brown, Jennifer Lombardi explores eating disorder recovery and the relationship between vulnerability, fear and shame.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "jennifer lombardi", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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April 15, 2016
With words of wisdom from Brene Brown, Jennifer Lombardi explains the three types of "armor" we put on on to avoid feeling fear, shame, and vulnerability.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "jen lombardi", "jennifer lombardi", patients, "recovery ambassador", shame
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/3-Ways-We Armor-Up to-Avoid-Shame -and-How-It-Imp
April 15, 2016
Shannon Braasch of Eating Recovery Center discusses four easy ways to create a lifestyle that helps you achieve health, wellness and balance.
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DocumentTags: #communityconnection, #therapythursday, alumni, patients, "shannon braasch"
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April 11, 2016

ERC Insight's Julie Friedman, PhD, Vice President, CORE (Compulsive Overeating Recovery Effort) was recently featured in an article on discussing Binge Eating Disorder.

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DocumentTags: #foodforthoughtfriday, "binge eating disorder", "dr julie friedman", "erc chicago il", patients
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April 07, 2016
You can practice and teach others to love their bodies and themselves. With practical tips from Dr. Deb Michel, we share ways to love and accept your body.
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DocumentTags: #therapythursday, alumni, "body image", "dr deborah michel", "erc the woodlands tx", families, patients
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April 04, 2016
Join us for Tea Time with Robyn where she discusses the need to let go of control and embrace imperfection in eating disorder recovery, with Jenni Schaefer, author of Life Without Ed.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "jenni schaefer", patients, "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Tea-Time-with-Robyn-Letting-Go-of-Control-A-Cha
March 29, 2016
In our thinness-obsessed culture, children and teens growing normally, which may include developing body fat in their midsection as a phase during puberty, may misinterpret their growth as “getting fat.” This can be furthered, in part, by unfairly comparing their physiques to those of adult celebrities who are long past puberty. In a culture promoting diets and multiple nutrition myths, parents can help their children develop healthy eating habits by modeling healthy eating habits and promoting a positive body image.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/10-Ways-for-Parents-to-Teach-Healthy-Eating-Habits
March 24, 2016
Read about how Robyn Cruze, National Recovery Advocate and online community manager for Eating Recovery Center, overcame her eating disorder, learned to let go of body shame, and let go of shame about her eating disorder.
DocumentID: 768
DocumentTags: #recoverywednesday, alumni, patients, "robyn cruze", "symptoms & signs"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/2016/Letting-Go-of-Body-Shame-–-Robyn-Cruze
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