Love your Body


The Link Between Substance Abuse And Eating Disorders Guest Post – By Chloe P.   Substance abuse disorders can affect many age groups, but when they are combined with another disorder they can be deadly. Studies have found links between drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders, depression, and PTSD, all of which are exacerbated by the interaction. In fact, research suggests that up to 50% of those living with an eating...

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Why You Don’t Want Your Eating Disorder to Magically Disappear By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below!) *This article first appeared on HeathyPlace.com   You don’t want your eating disorder to magically disappear. You may be thinking, “Um, yeah I do,” but hear me out. In counseling, there’s something known as the “miracle question.” Often it sounds like, “If you woke up tomorrow and you no longer...

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The #1 Lie That Everyone With an Eating Disorder Believes By Z Zoccolante (Listen to audio of this post in the blue box below!) Everyone with an eating disorder believes in one, sacred lie. This lie is the superficial reason that the eating disorder started. This lie is the reason that girls and boys, women and men, will turn their lives into a confetti of chaos. This lie is the reason that every moment is ripe with obsession or shame...

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The #1 Thing You Want on Your Gravestone By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below!)   When we first meet someone we smile or shake hands, and exchange names. The next question after that is frequently the same, “What do you do?”   However we reply, sets the stage for the creation of ourselves in this person’s head. If we say we’re a lawyer synapses fire. Different synapses fire if we call...

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Seeking Safe Touch During Eating Disorder Recovery By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below! & Read this article at HealthyPlace.com) Seeking safe touch during eating disorder recovery can be a daunting task. Among eating disordered patients as many as 40-60% come from a background of sexual abuse. Even for those who don’t fall into these statistics, touch can be a precarious thing. Having an eating...

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Eating Disorder Grief and A New Normal By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this post in the blue box below) After the eating disorder’s grief, there is a new normal. Addictions are laden with grief and grief changes people in powerful ways. We wouldn’t have invited the eating disorder as a brilliant solution if our lives were peaceful and on track. Grief was alive in us, even if we didn’t recognize it then. During recovery we come...

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