Over the past several months, I have worked with therapist and recovered ED sufferer, Maggie Baumann, MA, MFT, on the topic of EDs and Vegetarianism for the website momlgoic.com, a parenting website. Below is Maggie's article. You can read Maggie's story by clicking here.     Becoming a vegetarian has lots of healthful benefits. Studies show that a healthy vegetarian meal plan that consists of plenty of vegetables, fruits, complex carbohydrates (such as whole grains),…

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Spring. A time of rebirth and renewal. March comes in like a lion and out like a lamb. April showers bring May flowers. Baby animals are born as plants and flowers begin to bloom again. The world around us demonstrates this concept in myriad ways, and I think us humans should take a cue from our flora and fauna counterparts.  It is easy to get locked into a pattern, a routine, a ritual. We wake…

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I recently read something that stopped me in my tracks: “Of course, when there are problems, people love to blame the thing being used instead of the person doing the using. This thinking is fed by the damaging contention that addiction is a ‘disease.’ Multiple sclerosis is a disease. You can’t decide to not have multiple sclerosis. You can decide to stop engaging in some behaviors.” Wow, huh!

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Happy Saturday! How quickly the time goes.  This week, take time to review the past lessons and honor yourself.  Give yourself quiet time and practice self care.  Trust your natural instincts, not the eating disorder voice.  Use the advice that you would give to others for yourself this week.  Put yourself first.  Make certain your needs are being met.  I wish you happiness this week.   Reflection guide: What will you be doing?  Take time…

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Clients tell me how they used to take better care of themselves through exercise, meditation, yoga or some centering activity that brought them in touch with their mind/body. The way they tell it is that they enjoyed and benefitted from the practice until life became so hectic that they “had” to give it up. Here's another take on their story.

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 By this time of year, many of you may be finding it difficult to stick to your eating plans. Here is a must-go-to website where you'll find great advice on how to sustain and regain motivation. After all, if you don't know how to keep on keepin' on, you won't achieve or maintain your goals.  Check out my column and those of many other experts at EverydayHealth.com.  

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