"People usually consider walking on water or in thin air a miracle. But I think the real miracle is not to walk either on water or in thin air, but to walk on Earth. Everyday we are engaged in a miracle which we don't even recognize: a blue sky, white clouds, green leaves, the black, curious eyes of a child – our own two eyes. All is a miracle."            …

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This month's inspiring edition of "Good News for Eating Disorders Recovery" has just come out and I wanted to share the message with you here as well in honor of NEDAwareness Week 2013 (February 24-March 2). I hope you enjoy it! You Are Aware If there is one thing I have actually managed to learn well over the past 42 years, it is that my struggles, more than anything else, are what have given me…

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Here’s a snippet of dialogue I have
at least once a week with clients. They say, “It’s hard to eat without
distraction. It’s weird and I don’t like it.” And I say, “Understanding how
you’ve changed in other areas will help you form a new habit in this one.”

Read More Learning to Connect with Appetite Takes Focus

There are many ways to help and support people with eating disorders during NEDAwareness Week. In fact, there are many ways to help and support people with eating disorders all year long. But a particularly good time to offer your support is during NEDAwareness Week, which is happening from February 24 – March 2 this year. One great way to help is to support a NEDA Walk. Or a Virtual Walk for that matter. MentorCONNECT,…

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In an issue of Psychotherapy Networker (Sep/Oct 2012, vol. 36, no. 5, p. 20) I read a review of the book MINDSET: THE NEW PSYCHOLOGY OF SUCCESS by Stanford University developmental psychologist Carol Dweck which explains how our self-view can be changed to spur us on to success by shifting our mindsets. It’s relatively simple.

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I read two articles in the same
week (in the 12/12 issue of the Duke Medicine Newsletter and in the Tufts Health
and Nutrition Letter) that said fat people can be fit, so that means the truth
is finally getting out. The original study these articles were based on was described
in the 9/5/12 EUROPEAN HEART JOURNAL. If you’re tired of your doctors insisting
that you have to lose weight to be healthy, listen up.

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Disregulated eaters tend to act as
if feelings and behavior are one and the same, or at least as if they’re so intertwined
that they can’t be separated. A line in a mystery I read long ago struck me as
a useful description in distinguishing the two. I hope it helps you recognize the
difference, especially around your eating.

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