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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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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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