With the new school year off to a start in the next few weeks, its the perfect time to convey strategies for teaching about eating disorders, body image and self-esteem in schools.
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- Why Feeling Cold Can Be a Dangerous Sign in Anorexia Nervosa Happy Monday friends! Once again, I’m going to discuss a topic that can help you combat the “I’m Fine Syndrome” – a term we at the ACUTE Center for Eating Disorders use to explain when a patient is in denial about the severity of his or her eating disorder. The subject is temperature regulation, and this one isn’t about life-threatening medical complications so much as it is about knowing your body when you’re in your disorder so that you can use good objective evidence of body suffering with your wise mind in order to combat the mean lies and distortions ... 295 views
Carolyn's latest book, 8 Keys to Recovery from an Eating Disorder, hits shelves in November. Before anyone gets too excited thinking that there is now a faster, less intricate way to recovery I must let you know that Carolyn, herself, will be the first one to tell you that there are more than 8 keys to recovery. This book is not a one-stop, recovery-in-a-bottle, miracle cure. But this book, filled page to page with wisdom…
This month’s “Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery” just went out today, and I thought I’d share this month’s message with you here as well. Hope you enjoy it! 🙂 Shannon
“You are Trustworthy”
Trusting ourselves doesn’t seem to be a trait that comes easily.
Yet it is part of our basic operating system.
When we go to school, we get all kinds of instruction for how to think critically, analytically, deeply, and continually.
But in all of this, our inner “trust compass” often gets silenced, smothered even by all that head-knowledge consuming our energy, our focus, our time.
It is time to come back to basics.
When we transgress against ourselves, we feel it.
When we honor ourselves, we feel it.
When we aren’t sure, we feel that deep rumbling, bubbling vacillation saying, “Wait, would you just please WAIT?”
We are trustworthy. YOU are trustworthy.
All that is missing is to remember that you have more than just your head to live, to love, and to choose with.
You also have your heart.
This month, this week, today, remember and reconnect with your good and loving, wide and deep, courageous, patient, trustworthy heart.
To read the full edition of “Good News” click HERE
I was taken aback after reading Jessica Weiner's recent article in Glamour magazine. Soon after, I learned of a book targeted for 6-12 year olds about a overweight girl who diets and subsequently (magically?) becomes a popular soccer player. Both were the source of much debate and discussion. Many questions recurred about the premise of the "Health at Every Size" (HAES) movement and when (and if) weight loss should be a goal. Throughout it all,…
I am a worrier. I worry about races and tests, medical procedures, whether my cold will go away, and how the party will go. I worry about things I have to go through as a vulnerable human being. But I have learned over time to reach out to others, because that helps me more than anything else: having people being in it with me. This comes as no surprise to me as I was…