Love your Body


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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How EMDR Treatment Can Help Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante EMDR treatment, or eye movement desensitization and reprocessing, can help eating disorder recovery (EMDR: Treatment for PTSD). What are those four strange letters and how can they help me, you might ask? EMDR, which is performed by someone licensed and trained in EMDR, is a rapid eye movement therapy usually associated with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD)...

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Art as a Coping Tool in Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante   Art can be an important tool in your eating disorder recovery. Eating Disorders thrive on rigidity. They tell us what to eat, what not to eat, how much to run, when we’ll starve, purge, or hide away from the world. Eating disorders are built on control and structure. Art can be flexible and fluid. Art can be wild and spacious and free. Art can be what we want it...

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You Are the Constant in Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante   In life, and in your eating disorder recovery, you are the constant. Let’s be honest, when we have an eating disorder, recovery feels like the most daunting path we face. There are reasons the eating disorder started; therefore, recovery is a process of exploring little black holes, and learning the skill sets we missed. Recovery can feel as though it depends on...

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How to Set a New Year’s Resolution with an Eating Disorder By Z Zoccolante Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below! *This post first appeared on HealthyPlace.com Each year, as the New Year rolls around, millions of us with eating disorders set our resolutions. One of the number one American resolutions is to exercise more, with gym memberships spiking in January and then waning soon after. Despite good intentions, many...

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