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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Recovery: Inner Critics & Relapse

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In the last part of our interview, eating disorder expert Susan Schulherr - author of Eating Disorders for Dummies and a valuable blog on ED recovery - talks about how readers can quiet their inner critic.

Plus, she shares her insight on relapses while on the road to eating disorder recovery.

If you didn't get a chance to check out the other parts of our interview, you can...
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Eating Disorder

Eating Disorder Recovery: Symptom Cops vs. Real Support

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When a loved one is struggling with an eating disorder, it can be tough to know how to help.

In part two of our interview, eating disorder specialist Susan Schulherr shares several ways families and friends can provide support and ways that aren't just unhelpful but may be harmful to your loved one.

Susan is the author of Eating Disorders for Dummies and writes a must-read blog on ED...
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Eating Disorder Recovery: Common Obstacles & Tools To Help

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In honor of NEDA Week, I wanted to talk about the common obstacles on the road to eating disorder recovery and how individuals can overcome these obstacles.

If you're struggling with an eating disorder, know that you can absolutely recover. It's normal to experience setbacks and challenges. Everyone does.

But the key is to keep going. Keep choosing recovery. Keep overcoming the obstacles, one step, one day, at a time.

Below,...
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Eating Disorder

NEDA Week: Dispelling Common Eating Disorder Myths


Instead of our usual body-image boosters post on Monday, I wanted to kick-start NEDA Week. Actually, it officially started yesterday (be sure to check out Shannon's post at Mentoring & Recovery on what you can do!).
If you're not familiar with NEDA Week, it's an entire week every February dedicated to eating disorder awareness, sponsored by the National Eating Disorders Association.
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Food, Journaling & Paris: Part 3 With Paula Butturini

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Here's the last part of my interview with journalist Paula Butturini. (Here's part one and part two.)

Paula wrote the beautiful memoir Keeping the Feast: One Couple’s Story of Love, Food and Healing about the devastation of depression and the curative powers of buying, preparing and eating wholesome, fresh foods with family and friends.

Below, Paula offers her insights on our diet-obsessed society,...
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Fond Memories & Favorite Meals: Part 2 With Paula Butturini



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Yesterday, I introduced you to journalist and author Paula Butturini. She wrote the beautiful book Keeping the Feast: One Couple’s Story of Love, Food and Healing about food's curative powers and its vibrant connection to family and life.

(If you haven't yet, please check out part one of our interview.)

Below, Paula talks about one of her favorite memories and why she just can't pick a...
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Keeping The Feast & The Power Of Food: Q&A With Paula Butturini


In our society, we're taught to view food as either strictly fuel or - simply and sadly - as a villain. We're taught to be suspicious of fat grams, carbs and sugar.

We're taught that boneless, skinless chicken with steamed veggies makes a fine meal - every day. We're taught that pasta is dangerous.

So I was excited when I came across the memoir Keeping the Feast: One Couple's Story of Love, Food and...
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