This story begins in 1962 when I developed Anorexia Nervosa. Back then there was no Eating Disorder Awareness Week, or anything at all, to help my family understand the illness that had developed in my mind. For more than 40 years, the bully eating disorder kept me prisoner, destroyed relationships, almost took my life. Luckily along the way I met several people who believed in me, the real 'June' beyond the illness, and guided me to recovery.
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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 ... 229 views
A very important event is taking place this week. From February 23 to March 1, 2014, is National Eating Disorders Association‘s Annual NEDAwareness Week. All during the week, individuals and organizations across the country have planned fun events, talks, walks, blog posts, tweets, and other activities to share the hope that recovery IS possible. Even though it has been two decades since my recovery became sustained, NEDAwareness Week is still personally significant to me – and it…
“Don’t let feelings of shame or guilt keep you from moving forward. Ask for help, find tools. Walk toward your recovery and away from harmful behaviors.”
Ed is such a bad actor. There really is no other way to say it. He is always sighing, moping around and doing his best to imitate his favorite Oscar-winning actress …. (imagine fake cheesy motherly accent) "Oh, there is just no hope. Just LOOK at how long you've been struggling to recover! I wish I knew what else I could do to help, but…… (another loud, dramatic sigh) ….." Oh, Ed, give it a…
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