Be assertive when seeking out eating disorders specialists to serve on discussion panels in a school or university.
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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 ... 351 views
Yes, eating disorders are not going away, but the good news is that there have been great advancements in our understanding of eating disorders, and the complex interplay of genetics and environment that lead to their expression.
It is tempting—oh, so tempting—to tell ourselves that we don’t know what to do. It is deceptively complex, we think. It is so confusing—all the reasons, the behaviors, the choices, the fears. It is not complicated. We know what to do. (-Quote from “Beating Ana”, Chapter: Contact)
We know what to do.
YOU know what to do.
There is a confusing place inside our mind where Ed likes to hang out – the place where he can try to make the word “difficult” equal the word “impossible”.
If we are not careful, we will listen and believe him.
I know that many of you struggle with Ed thoughout this time of the year. (I know this, because you have sent lots of messages to me about it recently.) As my gift to you this holiday season, over the next week or so, I will share stories of inspiration from others — to lift you up and to renew your faith that recovery really is possible. I have heard many people say, "Well, Jenni,…
Holidays are supposed to be happy times, so why do so many people get stressed and depressed? Some reasons include: expectations of how it's supposed to be, strained family relationships, not having a loved one, not enough time to do all the holiday stuff, money troubles and food fears. Every situation is different, but it’s all in one’s attitude as to how one makes it through difficulty and stress. When the holidays turn into something to “get…
Ultimately, being mentored can be one of the most profoundly loving, healing, empowering, and life-transforming relationships you will ever encounter. Similarly, serving as a mentor, when the time is right and you are ready, can be tremendously strengthen- ing and confirming for your own continued recovery. (-Quote from “Beating Ana”, Part One: Welcome to Our World)
You notice I say “can be”…..not that it automatically will be, or ever is.
I say this because the experience you have of being mentored depends entirely on who your mentor is.
As Nate, Andie’s long-suffering boyfriend in “The Devil Wears Prada” movie, says to her when her evil boss, Miranda, calls to interrupt their evening yet again, “Just in case you’re wondering, the person whose calls you always take is the relationship you are in. I hope you two are very happy together.”
Whose calls do you always take?