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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.


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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February 21, 2020
After suffering from addiction for 15 years, Vela found recovery in 2015. To help guide the conversation, Vela is launching “Back From Broken,” a podcast dedicated to recovery stories. CPR says that podcast is “a place to regularly showcase courage and what it takes to come back."
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February 20, 2020
This year’s NEDA Week theme is “Come as you are: Hindsight is 20/20.” What does this mean to ERC? No matter where you’re at in your recovery journey, looking back on what you’ve accomplished and what challenged you in the past year can help you move forward and set new goals for the year ahead.  
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February 19, 2020
Since writing the first edition of Making Peace with Your Plate, and while working as Director of Advocacy for Eating Recovery Center, I have had the privilege of speaking with so many of you. You’ve helped me reflect on many of our collective struggles and triumphs toward and in eating disorder recovery—and beyond.
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February 07, 2020
If you’re struggling with an eating disorder and have a complicated relationship with movement, you’re not alone. Things won’t be this way forever, and you can reclaim your joy for movement. I encourage you to listen to the guidance of your treatment team, especially if you’re on exercise restriction, as well as the guidance of the healthy voice within you.
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February 05, 2020
Over 30 million Americans suffer or will one day suffer from a complex mental illness. Without an earnest and urgent dialogue, these disorders will continue to go quietly undertreated and fatally misunderstood. A few brave celebrities are using their platforms to raise our awareness. Taylor Swift recently opened up about her own experience in her new Netflix documentary, “Miss Americana.”
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January 15, 2020
Binge eating disorder is the most common eating disorder, but it is the least talked about. And I’m not in the business of diagnosing someone, especially a character, but watching Kate’s story play out was like looking in a mirror. 
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January 14, 2020
Binge eating disorder is both under-diagnosed and yet the most prevalent eating disorder. In fact, there are 2.5 times more people with binge eating disorder than with anorexia and bulimia combined. When we are willing to acknowledge that binge eating disorder is a real illness, we can also be willing to do the work necessary to beat it — and, thankfully, there are resources in place to help us do the work.
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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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January 02, 2020
On January 12, 2020, I’m going to take the next step to help others to “move mountains” in their lives. My first ever Moving Mountains Retreat will be held in Summit, NJ, and I couldn’t be more excited. Learn more and purchase tickets here.
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