Love your Body


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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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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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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