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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.
DocumentID: 4825
DocumentTags: "covid 19", "eating disorders", "lindsey hall"
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August 05, 2020
For far too long we have perpetuated the idea that beauty has a “look” (read: straight size, cisgender,* white). Consequently, the way I experience my body cannot be untangled from my intersecting marginalized identities; as a Latinx, queer, transgender person, accepting my body is revolutionary.
DocumentID: 4815
DocumentTags: cisgender, "envision you", "hayden evans", lgbtq, transgender
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July 22, 2020
I’ve been doing it ever since. And not only have I made liters of nut milk, but it kick started something for me. Nut milk, of all things, reminded me that I am capable of doing new things and picking up new hobbies. It showed me that there’s a lot out there that I may not know how to do...but can learn. 
DocumentID: 4811
DocumentTags: "covid 19", "eating disorders", "lindsey hall"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2020/how-nut-milk-influenced-my-recovery
July 15, 2020
My emotional appetite is ravenous. It wants to have, eat, drink, do anything but experience the uncertainty of the current circumstances. Fear of the unknown, boredom like Bill Murray’s character in Groundhog Day, and the anxiety engine within that has, through all the self-isolation, begun revving.
DocumentID: 4797
DocumentTags: "eating disorder recovery", "making peace with your plate", "robyn cruze"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2020/staring-into-refrigerator-with-mindfulness
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.
DocumentID: 4789
DocumentTags: "breaking the chains foundation", "jillian rose reed", "love your tree"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2020/love-your-tree-jillian-rose-reed
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?”
DocumentID: 4788
DocumentTags: "eating disorders", "kelli evans", "recovery ambassador council"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/July-2020/willingness-is-it-really-that-important
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. 
DocumentID: 4516
DocumentTags: "covid 19", "grocery shopping", "recovery ambassador council"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2020/publicly-shamed-grocery-shopping-during-covid
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.
DocumentID: 4509
DocumentTags: "binge eating disorder", covid-19, "kara richardson whitely"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/May-2020/living-with-stockpile-food-during-covid
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. 
DocumentID: 4491
DocumentTags: coronavirus, "covid 19", "dr ralph carson", "self isolation", "social distance"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2020/ease-anxiety-in-times-of-social-isolation-covid19
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.
DocumentID: 4490
DocumentTags: "julie bishop", OCD, "OCD therapy"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2020/living-with-ocd-during-covid-19
Tags: julie bishop  ocd  OCD therapy  
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