Tuesday, October 25, 2016

How Long Does It Take to Form A Habit?

When you’re trying to learn new behavior, how long do you give yourself? Do you expect to become habituated after a few tries or do you believe it’ll take such a long time that you give up in despair before you even start? Here’s what one scientific study has to say about habit formation. Most […]

Eight Amazing and Achievable Wishes with Recovery

Bulimia knocked me out of college. Amazed now that I made it as far as junior. Years later I went back, finished my degree and got a graduate degree and a professional license as well. Just keep going for your recovery and all else will fall into place. Recovery is the key.  See Eight Wishes: […]

A Child’s Right to Say “No thank you!” By Laura Cipullo, RD, CD, CEDRD

October 1, 2013 by  
Filed under Healthy Eating, Intuitive Eating, Parents, Talking To Kids

I remember looking at burgers—just staring at those odd-looking congealed brown globs. I felt absolutely repulsed! I hated red meat when I was growing up. The smell, the blood-colored juices spilling out, the chewy texture, and ugh—the taste! My dad ate red meat every night and this revolted me even more. Everyone told me that […]

Growth Takes Time: Lessons Learned from Trees

Life lessons can be learned anywhere.  This week, I was reminded of the importance of patience while in a wooded trail around a lake.  Nature empowers my personal growth, so I seek it out whenever possible.  I choose, whenever possible, to exercise outdoors, as it combines my love of fitness with inspiring surroundings. During a […]

Deciding to Trust Other Women Again

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Kate Fridkis and re-posted from her blog Eat the Damn Cake.  Thank you Kate! Sure, this counts as a Little Victory! I got this text on Thanksgiving from a woman I haven’t really talked to in at least a year: Friend, today I am thankful for you. Hope your day is filled […]

Still Really Young

This guest post graciously submitted and re-posted by Kate Fridkis, from Eat The Damn Cake. For my whole life, I’ve been like, “Well, this sucks. I’ve pretty much amounted to nothing.”  “Another year gone and I have accomplished nothing for the history books or even meritorious of a footnote.” (That’s me on my fifth birthday.) Which is […]

The Complexity of Wanting

I do not understand what I do. For what I want to do, I do not do, but what I hate, I do. St. Paul, Romans 7:15, New International Version How many times have you found yourself in a state of wanting what you don’t want to be wanting? Too many to count? Welcome to […]

Increase Self-Esteem for Eating Disorder Recovery: Five Tips

Here are five tips that can help you begin to build your self-esteem. Give them a try and see if, with practice, they bring positive changes to your outlook and behavior.

Is It Too Late to Apologize?

This Guest Post graciously submitted by Rachel Simmons. Hi Rachel, I started college last year and met my friend who quickly became a best friend. The problem is that later on in the year a third friend popped up to make a threesome and I didn’t handle the situation as gracefully as I could have. […]

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