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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.


July 02, 2020
Actress and Breaking the Chains Foundation Board Member Jillian Rose Reed talks about her experience with self love and how she learned to love herself and find her confidence. Read Jillian's guest blog to be inspired and learn more about her journey toward self love.
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DocumentTags: "breaking the chains foundation", "jillian rose reed", "love your tree"
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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 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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May 01, 2020
Here in my home state of New Jersey, we’ve been in lockdown mode for a month now. My dining room is now a school house as we home school our three kids – ages 4, 7 and 12. All of our responsibilities have grown tremendously, with serious consequences.
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DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", covid-19, "kara richardson whitely"
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April 16, 2020
Currently, states in the U.S. are mandating that we distance ourselves from others who are possible carriers of COVID-19, also known as Coronavirus. Social disruption with no sign of a solution causes psychological stress (Wohleb 2011). There is a feeling of repeatedly being disappointed, and this defeatist attitude is closely linked to depression. 
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DocumentTags: coronavirus, "covid 19", "dr ralph carson", "self isolation", "social distance"
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April 14, 2020
Thirty years ago, mental health wasn’t as prominent as it is now, therefore I’m not sure my family even knew how much I was suffering. Years later, many medications and treatments tried, I can say there were times I didn’t think I would come out of an OCD episode. However, exposure therapy and facing my fears has been the most helpful to me, but also knowing that it is not going to be comfortable while you confront them.
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DocumentTags: "julie bishop", OCD, "OCD therapy"
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Tags: julie bishop  ocd  OCD therapy  
April 07, 2020
The Atlanta-based bloggers just came out with a children’s book, "Her Body Can," that fills this much-needed gap with a book about self-acceptance and body positivity. It sends the message that your body can too, and it doesn’t matter what you look like, your size, your religion, your race or your physical abilities.
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DocumentTags: "body positivity", "danielle sherman lazar", "her body can"
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March 18, 2020
With more and more people staying indoors and “social distancing” themselves from others, we’re talking about one important aspect of being quarantined: self-care. This might seem minor, but as the days continue where we are being encouraged to stay in our homes, self-care will be more vital now than ever before.
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DocumentTags: coronavirus, "covid 19", resources, "self care"
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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
March 05, 2020
Demi Lovato’s headline grabbing admission that her eating disorder led to her overdose in 2018 should be headline grabbing. This interaction between substance use and eating disorders is, curiously, little recognized. But we sometimes fail to connect the dots. 
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DocumentTags: "demi lovato", "eating disorder", "leah young", "substance abuse"
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