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The Benefits of Accepting Your Eating Disorder By Z Zoccolante   The benefits of accepting your eating disorder are numerous because it’s the first step to healing. The more we resist something, deny it, or make excuses, sets up a distance. It’s like holding the eating disorder at arm’s-length where it will continue to be a scary thing that’s chaotic to explore. Here are the true benefits of accepting your eating disorder....

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You Won’t Change Your Partner – Here’s Why By Z Zoccolante   Maya Angelou once said, “When someone shows you who they are believe them; the first time.”   I’ve had many a conversation with couples in distress. I’ve chatted with one-half of the partnership, in which I’m aware I’m receiving only one side of the story. I’ve heard about the disconnect in communication, problems with addiction, lack of sex or sexual...

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Releasing Anger in Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante This article was first published on HealthyPlace.com.   At some point in your eating disorder recovery, you will need to release anger. Recovery is an interesting process and it can also be tough. When anger comes up, it’s important to know how to handle it so that it doesn’t get stuck in your body and trigger eating disorder patterns (How to Channel Anger...

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Do I have An Eating Disorder? Guest Post by Brian Tran (Note from Z: Hi Friends. Unless you have an eating disorder, there can be a lot of confusion about them. The guest post below is a simple guide for friends, family, and even you if you’re slipping into the disorder and aren’t sure it’s an actual problem yet. Share it with someone in your life that can help. Check out the extra resources at the end of the post.)...

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Stop Saying “I Can’t” in Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante (This article first appeared on HealthyPlace.com) Stop saying “I can’t” when it comes to eating disorder recovery. “I can’t” is a phrase uttered out loud or in the secret caverns of our minds. I can’t recover. I can’t eat that. I can’t stop exercising. I can’t stop throwing up. I can’t keep food down. I can’t love myself in the mirror. I can’t love the part of my body...

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3 Reasons Why Eating Disorders Affect Sex and Sexuality By Z Zoccolante Eating disorders can affect the way we view sex and sexuality. They whittle down more than what our bodies look like. They destroy our sense of self, our relationships, and take a toll on our emotional, spiritual, and psychological wellbeing. When I began my recovery in the hospital, the group decided to have a conversation about sex. What I learned was...

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