Love your Body


Mirror Mirror on the Wall By Z Zoccolante   Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all. If you’ve had an eating disorder you’ve asked yourself a thousand different versions of that question while standing in front of your mirror daily.   What I’ve found that’s common with addiction is that we don’t stand in front of the mirror and tell ourselves how wonderful we are. Instead, we seek out a mirror and berate...

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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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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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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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Recover in Community to Heal Eating Disorders, Addictions By Z Zoccolante (Listen to the audio of this wonderful post in the blue box below!) We recover in community. We may think that our eating disorders, or addictions, separate us from others. We may think that no one understands, that we’re unique in our “specialness,” or our suffering. Then we enter therapy, a facility, or a group, and we begin to see that we’re not as unique as...

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4 Ways to Stop Using Your Body as an Emotional Scapegoat By Z Zoccolante (Listen to audio of this post in the blue box below)   No matter who we are, the body often serves a favorite scapegoat for our emotional turmoil. We don’t have to be diagnosed with an eating disorder or have disordered eating habits. All it takes to qualify is having a body.   When I was going through years of eating disordered chaos, and body disgust,...

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