Once you’re willing, you can surrender to recovery. I like to think of surrender more as a feeling that you begin to carry into all of your daily activities, rather than a place you get to just once. Surrendering to recovery means saying, “I don’t know it all. Maybe someone else might have a better […]
Dictionary definitions of the word willingness include being “cheerfully or eagerly compliant,” or point to something being “done, given freely or voluntarily.” How many people run to recovery, cheerfully and eagerly? Usually, it’s more like, “Okay, I’m here, just don’t ask me to actually change – yet.” Willingness is something people have to journal their […]
They say that addiction is a family disease, and food addiction is no exception. Addiction and recovery both happen in the context of a family system. Changing that dynamic requires delving into each person’s family of origin. This is not about blame, but it is about recognizing each person’s part in contributing to the eating […]
Eating out in restaurants together is a common way for friends and families to get together, celebrate occasions, or catch up. Buffets are often an appealing option when you’re trying to accommodate different food preferences. For someone in recovery from an eating disorder, the huge volume of food at buffets can be a terrifying situation. […]
© Syda Productions – Fotolia.com College can be an exciting adventure. This may be the first time you’re living away from home, all while you’re meeting interesting people and discovering many new ideas. If you’re also recovering from an eating disorder, here are some important ways to protect your recovery and deal with potential […]
For people with an eating disorder or food addiction, eating can be an emotionally charged event. There are certain eating situations that amplify this discomfort, because other people are involved. There may be relationship issues like co-dependency, or unhealthy patterns like mind reading, or fear and anxiety of eating out in the open. Some people […]
The yoga therapy program at the White Picket Fence Foundation is a powerful combination of traditional yoga with a therapeutic approach that specifically addresses body image issues as a result of an eating disorder or food addiction. (There is another article here with more information about how the principles of yoga can help heal food […]
Relationship problems are at the heart of most eating disorders, and often the underlying angst that’s causing people to act out with food can be traced back to an interpersonal situation. Learn how yoga can help us deal with the difficult emotions of jealousy and sorrow.
At times, it can be just as “con-fuzzling” (confusing and puzzling, as my daughter says) to deal with happy people as it is to deal with unhappy people. This simple yoga tool can help.
I’ve recently discovered a fascinating, simple and effective yoga concept for how to stay peaceful in all of the relationships and interactions in your daily life.