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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.

March 30, 2017
Take ten minutes out of your day to listen to this guided meditation with our very own Ellie Herman. 
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DocumentTags: #selfcaresaturday, alumni, "ellie herman", families, patients, professionals
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March 29, 2017
Beloved “Downton Abbey” star Jessica Brown Findlay (who played Lady Sybil on PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre hit show) recently opened up about her 13-year struggle with an eating disorder. 
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DocumentTags: alumni, celebrities, "jessica brown findlay", patients, treatment
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March 23, 2017
We invite you to join Eating Recovery Center’s hiring managers on March 24, 2017 to learn more about the career opportunities we have in the Bellevue, Washington area. We are seeking talented, enthusiastic professionals to join our renowned team of healthcare and clinical professionals in the following areas: Behavioral Health Counselors, Primary Therapists, Case Managers and Registered Nurses.
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March 23, 2017
If you’re obsessing about your shape, it’s helpful to know the difference between two mental illnesses: eating disorders and body dysmorphic disorder. Both disorders are associated with depression and low self-esteem. It can be really confusing to tell these two disorders apart.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "body dysmorphic disorder", families, "jenni schaefer", patients, professionals, "symptoms & signs"
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March 22, 2017
If you exercise frequently — despite severe negative consequences — you could have a problem. Do these signs of compulsive exercise seem familiar to you?
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DocumentTags: "binge eating treatment and recovery program", "compulsive exercise", "dr ralph carson", "erc illinois", "excessive exercise", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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March 21, 2017
Binge eating disorder (BED) is now the most common type of eating disorder. Sadly, only about 30 percent of those with the condition seek treatment – many times because people do not realize that binge eating is, in fact, an eating disorder. We share the myths and realities of BED with you here.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "binge eating disorder", "kara richardson whitely", patients, "symptoms & signs"
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March 21, 2017
In the April 2017 issue of Vogue magazine, Selena Gomez opens up about her experiences with anxiety, panic attacks and depression. Gomez states in the Vogue interview, “DBT has completely changed my life.” If you're wondering what DBT is, our expert explains.
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DocumentTags: alumni, dbt, "dialectical behavior therapy", "dr ellen astrachan fletcher", "insight behavioral health center", patients, "selena gomez"
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March 09, 2017
Here’s what I found most unsettling that day: one of the biggest messages that my eating disorder was telling me was that, based on what I saw in the mirror, I didn’t deserve to have fun on the beautiful beaches during my family’s upcoming vacation.
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DocumentTags: alumni, "kelli evans", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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March 07, 2017
Society tells us that there is a right and wrong way to eat, that certain foods are “good” and others are “bad.” But, food is just food; it doesn’t have a moral value. If I eat intuitively and take perfectionism out of the kitchen, I will eat in a balanced way. And my body will achieve its own ideal weight, which is not a perfect number in a magazine.
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "insight behavioral health centers", "jenni schaefer", patients, treatment
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March 02, 2017
Ever since my girls have been able to feed themselves, I have been teaching them how to have a relationship with their body and the food they put in it. Keeping the communication lines open will help to build trust and if — no, when — any issues arise — and let’s face it, issues will arise in life — we will have the tools to deal with it… together. Here's how.
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DocumentTags: #caregiverscorner, "child & adolescent", families, "jen lombardi", patients, "robyn cruze"
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