Z’s Wonderland


You’re Only as Sick as Your Secrets By Z Zoccolante   There’s that saying that a chain can only be as strong as its weakest link. The saying reminds me of the game Red Rover that I played at summer fun when I was a kid.   You’d stand in a line all holding hands and sing, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Jonathan over.” Little kid Jonathan would run at your hand linked people fence and if he was able to break through then he won....

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Skinny is the New Stressed By Z Zoccolante   A while back, one of my friends had a baby. She was nursing, working full time, exhausted constantly, and running around like a chicken with her head cut off. It was one day in her office building when a client of hers incredulously gushed at how skinny she was after having the baby and how her body bounced back so well.   They wouldn’t let the point go and asked how on earth did...

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What Keeps Us Kind When We Want Revenge By Z Zoccolante   Recently, I was listening to an audio story told by Brene Brown. She talked about shame, one of her famous topics, and told a story of a lady who she always leaves feelings slimed. Brene had gone to a prestigious convention and was feeling guilty for not being home for a week with her kids. As she’s waiting at school to pick up her kids, this witch walks up to her car with...

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Eating Trigger Foods in Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante Eating trigger foods in your eating disorder recovery can feel terrifying at first. The reason the foods are trigger foods in the first place is because they cause anxiety and trigger the neural pathway to act on our eating disorder pattern, whatever it may be. Eating trigger foods as a part of your recovery can be a freeing process. Seeing or Eating Trigger Foods Causes...

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Three Health-Related Bonuses to Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante Three health-related bonuses to eating disorder recovery are given to us as we walk down recovery road. When we’re healthy we often take that health for granted, but when we’re sick we long for health and lament that we haven’t been appreciative of it. But recovery teaches us that the body, mind, and soul are more resilient than we might have thought. There are...

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Parent’s Guide to Identifying Eating Disorders in Your Teen By Z Zoccolante Parents, this guide shows you how to identify eating disorders in your teen. You know that the teens are a tumultuous time and, sadly, this is also when a majority of eating disorders develop. Parents have their own lives and when an eating disorder starts it’s insidious. It’s a huge secret that the teen will try to hide. By the time you realize something is...

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