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Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

One of the mistaken beliefs surrounding anxiety is that everything that happens centers around you.  This mistaken belief can take on a life of its own when you are in anxiety overload.  You become a raw nerve, jumping at everything that happens around you and at everyone you come into contact with.  In such a [...]

By |May 10th, 2016|Categories: Anxiety, Happiness, PTSD, Recovery|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , |Comments Off on Anxiety: Accept the Small Stuff

Overcoming Panic Attacks

It all started with an elevator. Janice was taking the elevator up to her usual floor at work one day when the elevator malfunctioned. She was trapped inside for hours until someone was finally able to get it working properly again. As hard as it was to overcome, Janice was beginning to put it behind [...]

By |May 31st, 2014|Categories: Recovery|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Overcoming Panic Attacks

Rebuilding the Body’s Digestion System After an Eating Disorder

Eating disorders can wreak havoc on all aspects of a person’s life: their mental wellness, emotional balance, relationships with the people around them, and most certainly their physical body. Recovering from an eating disorder therefore requires comprehensive treatment in order to address each of these areas of a person’s life. Healing the physical body after [...]

By |May 8th, 2014|Categories: Recovery|Tags: , , , , |Comments Off on Rebuilding the Body’s Digestion System After an Eating Disorder

Detour of Denial: Accepting Pain of Past Key to Eating Disorder Treatment

When someone seeks treatment for an eating disorder, they want help addressing the immediate issue at hand — their anorexic, bulimic, or compulsive overeating behavior. What they often have a hard time accepting, though, is that there’s a lot more to it than that. Though there are a number of ways to directly address disordered [...]

By |May 5th, 2014|Categories: Eating Disorder|Tags: , |Comments Off on Detour of Denial: Accepting Pain of Past Key to Eating Disorder Treatment

Disordered Eating: When Anger Has Nowhere Else To Go

Even when it sees like you’re feeling nothing but numb, lurking beneath the surface is the anger that’s being suppressed by your eating disorder. Here’s how this anger gets triggered by pain, sending you into a cycle that disordered eating destines you to repeat over and over again. Experiencing pain. Though it is an inevitable [...]

By |May 4th, 2014|Categories: Eating Disorder|Tags: , |Comments Off on Disordered Eating: When Anger Has Nowhere Else To Go

Eating Disorder Recovery: Overcoming Denial of Your Past

Individuals with an eating disorder or disordered eating are often unaware of the source of their pain. In order to begin the recovery process, they first must discover the wellspring of pain from the past. Denial is a significant detour in that quest. There are two kinds of denial. The first is your own denial [...]

By |May 3rd, 2014|Categories: Eating Disorder|Tags: , |Comments Off on Eating Disorder Recovery: Overcoming Denial of Your Past

Defending Unhealthy Diets

With a sigh of relief, Debbie stepped inside the house, locking the front door behind her. The first thing off was her shoes. The second was her pantyhose. She could feel herself spreading out, top to bottom, in relaxation. It was so good to be home. Heading into the kitchen, she kissed her husband dutifully [...]

By |March 7th, 2014|Categories: Eating Disorder|Tags: , , , |Comments Off on Defending Unhealthy Diets