If someone you know and care about has an eating disorder, or if you think they might have an eating disorder, you may be looking for information on how you can help. Parents and friends of a person with an eating disorder may find supportive information here. Please browse the articles and resources in this helping others section.
Doors can open for you if you knock or simply turn the handle.
Here you can find articles that may answer your questions and support you in your personal recovery work.
You'll also find a series of inspirations and affirmation that may help you stay on your healing path.
Please remember, helping yourself does not mean going it alone. Helping yourself means discovering what what you can do to support your own recovery. That includes how to recognize opportunity and reach out for what supports your health and personal development.
When you help yourself you are looking to people as well as books, websites and classes, who are in a position to offer you genuine recovery help on your journey to healing.
Open new doors to find your recovery path.
To all readers who are in any stage of eating disorder recovery, this page is an offering of substance and nourishment for those times when we are emotionally vulnerable and in need of reminders of how to keep faith with ourselves. My hope is that we all learn to reach for inspiration rather than any mind numbing behavior. Rather than retreat we can nourish oursevles with what we need to keep us in life, in positive space, in courage and love. Please consider these quotes a selection of inspirational treats. Reach for one whenever you wish.
At any time in recovery we can reach moments, sometimes extended moments, of bewilderment, pain and isolation. We think we have descended into a vast dark emptiness from which we can never emerge. We feel that "this is the way it really is." Maybe we are remembering or reliving a time of rejection and abandonment when we were too vulnerable and immature to care for ourselves. Maybe we are in a clear and new space of health in which we have no tools, thoughts or sense of direction to help us understand our experience or our choices.
At such times, other voices of wisdom and experience can enter our empty and frightened state. We can use our loneliness to reach out for wisdom from people whose experience can inspire and reassure us now. These voices can help give us direction and rekindle our energies so we can move in the best way we can to create the best lives we can for ourselves.
I invite you to read through these inspirational quotes regularly. Your heart and mind will pause at the quotes that are right for you at any particular time. Let them nourish you. The first quote is a favorite of mine that never ceases to sustain me. Read on and discover your favorites.
Here you will find "Triumphant Journey," a self guided workbook to help you recover from an eating disorder.
This is a step by step action plan that can guide you to your genuine healing path. You can use it on your own. You can use it as preparation for beginning treatment. You can use it with your psychotherapist as an aspect of your recovery work.
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You may feel alone and isolated in your eating disorder or even your eating disorder recovery. Yet many helpful resources exist to help you.
In this section you will find links to informative and inspirational sites plus FDA information about medications related to eating disorder treatment.