September 3, 2014 by Joanna Poppink
Filed under Anorexia, Athletes, Binge Eating, Body Image, Bulimia, Disordered Eating, Drunkorexia, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Empowerment, Featured, Finding Your Voice, Males with Eating Disorders, Obesity, Over-Exercise, Recovery, Role Models, Self Esteem, Self-Acceptance, Self-Care, Self-Compassion
“Don’t let anyone steal your dream. It’s your dream, not theirs.” – Dan Zadra Sometimes you feel lost or stuck in your recovery work. Your eating disorder spreads a heavy mist over your feelings, your thoughts and your daily activities. Your usual “go to” places and people that bring you support seem unavailable or unappealing. […]
Eating disorder recovery interview on Mended Wing. Psychotherapist Casey Becker asked some thought provoking questions you might have too. In Part One of a Two Part interview we talk about how to cope with a family culture that, naively, supports eating disorder behavior. What’s a person in recovery to do when, for the sake of […]
June 27, 2013 by Joanna Poppink
Filed under Anorexia, Athletes, Binge Eating, Body Image, Bulimia, Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, Fitness, Males with Eating Disorders, Mental Health, Obesity, Recovery, Weight Stigma, Wellness, What to Say, How to Say It
First Global Online Eating Psychology Conference August 5-9, 2013. I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the featured experts in the 1st Global Online Eating Psychology Conference. This conference certainly includes information related to eating disorders, and covers so much more. Men and women are concerned about weight and body image. How to eat, […]
If you suffer from an eating disorder and want recovery, you can build support for yourself in ways that might surprise you. These surprises can be powerful and sustained if you give them a chance. (See known support at end of this post.) First, answer these questions. Important: do not include anything at all about […]
* It’s pretty. It’s real. Help your body ward it off. If you have an eating disorder, whether or not you are in recovery, please know that this flu season holds particular risks for you. An eating disorder is an illness and therefore compromises your immune system regardless of how you look or how […]
Being aware and grateful in your life promotes your own healing and develops you as a sturdy and worthwhile person. Gratitude is far more than saying “thank you” to someone for their efforts.
August 1, 2012 by Joanna Poppink
Filed under Anorexia, Anxiety, Athletes, Binge Eating, Body Image, Bulimia, Depression, Disordered Eating, Eating Disorders, EDNOS, Empowerment, Featured, Finding Your Voice, Freedom, Healthy Coping, Livin in the Moment, Obesity, PTSD, Recovery, Self-Care, Self-Compassion, Self-Harm, Wellness, What to Say, How to Say It
In eating disorder recovery you discover your authentic beliefs and values. This quote then becomes more relevant as you make your way to healing and health. When people pleasing gets you down you are ready to drop an eating disorder symptom you may have lived with your entire life. You discover, perhaps while looking over […]
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.