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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 17, 2019
Take the pledge for World Eating Disorders Day because eating disorders can't afford to wait. World Eating Disorders Action Day (#WeDoAct) is a grassroots movement designed for and by people affected by an eating disorder, their families, and the medical and health professionals who support them. The Fourth Annual #WorldEatingDisordersDay will take place on June 2, 2019 across the globe. ​
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DocumentTags: advocacy, "child & adolescent", "dani sherman lazar", families, "world eating disorders action day"
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May 02, 2019
It’s easy for us in the helping professions to become so wrapped up in the needs of others that we start to actually dismiss our own mandates about self-care. It’s nice for everyone else, we tell ourselves, but I just don’t have the time or energy. And yet, if anyone needs to practice self-care, it’s those who are caring for the well-being of others.
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DocumentTags: "dr ashley solomon", "erc cincinnati oh", professionals
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May 02, 2019
Ana writes a letter to her self, acknowledging both the challenges and the rewards gained when we choose to thrive in recovery.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, "ana agarrat", "bipolar disorder", "my recovery letter", patients, "recovery ambassador"
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April 29, 2019
We are counting down the days to a very special Eating Recovery Day on May 7, 2019 — a day dedicated to fighting stigma, raising awareness and inspiring hope for recovery. We're kicking off Eating Recovery Day week a week-long Recovery Blog Roundup! Get the details here.
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DocumentTags: #myrecoveryletter, alumni, "ana agarrat", families, "kara richardson whitely", "recovery ambassador", "shannon kopp"
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April 18, 2019
If a person has just an eating disorder OR a substance abuse problem, it can feel like an overwhelming and impossible challenge. When these diagnoses occur together, the mountain of recovery can seem that much tougher to climb. Please remember that there is hope for full recovery from both eating disorders and substance use disorders. Our team here at ERC/Insight is ready to help.
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DocumentTags: "alcohol abuse", alumni, "erc san antonio tx", "insight behavioral health centers", "landry weatherston yarborough", "substance use disorders", treatment
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April 12, 2019
Sometimes, in eating disorder recovery, we find ourselves drinking to excess to cope with the anxiety that we so often feel. So, drunkorexia isn’t just a problem for people with eating disorders, it can be a problem in the first few years of recovery to deal with the anxiety and discomfort surrounding the food you have to eat. Here's my story:
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DocumentTags: adults, alumni, anorexia, "dani sherman lazar", drunkorexia, patients
NodeAliasPath: /blog/April-2019/Drunkorexia-Can-Happen-When-You’re-in-Eating-Disorder-Recovery-Too-Dani-Sherman-Lazar
April 04, 2019
The 40 days of Lent have become so important to me. They have truly strengthened both my recovery and my relationship with my faith. I’m so grateful that I have been able to change my behaviors for Lent into something truly meaningful — without relapsing back into my eating disorder.  
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DocumentTags: alumni, anorexia, "child & adolescent", families, lent, patients, "recovery ambassador"
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February 27, 2019
I am 4 years into my recovery from my eating disorder, yet self-compassion is still something that I have to mindfully practice. Why are we not taught how to practice self-compassion or what that even looks like? Where were those episodes of Mr. Rogers and Reading Rainbow — because I missed them. Here is what I've learned about a self-compassion practice - and how you can create your own.
 
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DocumentTags: alumni, "joanna nolen", patients, "recovery ambassador"
NodeAliasPath: /blog/February-2019/Self-Love-in-Recovery-Simple-Steps-are-Often-the-Most-Powerful-Joanna-Nolen
February 05, 2019
This week, we will open a new hospital in Denver — called Willow. Willow will join our adult services communities to create an inclusive campus providing continuity of care for adults. Here, patients requiring 24-hour intensive, highly-focused, and multi-dimensional care will receive treatment. 
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DocumentTags: admissions, "erc denver co", patients, press, professionals, treatment
NodeAliasPath: /blog/January-2019/With-Willow,-We-Grow-our-Roots-in-Patient-Care
February 01, 2019
How many of us actually pick up our mobile phones seeking connection? And how many of us feel highly disconnected, discouraged, or even depressed afterwards? Glamourous pictures of celebrities, photos from a party we weren’t invited to, or reading about aggravated political situations can certainly make us feel bad — especially if we are exposed to this content when we are already feeling down. I am not advocating avoidance of Internet and social media. It’s how you relate to it that matters.
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