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Defining recovery: Life after an eating disorder

So we’ve finally come to the last part of the Defining Recovery series, in which I want to look at what happens to women after recovery. Stopping ED behaviors is, in a sense, a means to an end, which is the creation of a healthy, meaningful life. There’s no real way to get at what […]

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Defining recovery: What do patients define as recovery?

Yesterday, I posted about how researchers define recovery in a variety of clinical situations. I think we have made a lot of progress in our understanding of what recovery is from a scientific perspective. Researchers are now embracing the idea that recovery involves much more than just regaining/maintaining weight and stopping ED behaviors. Certainly that’s […]

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From the archives: I see angry people…

{{I’m busy this week and doing some traveling, so I probably won’t have as much time as I normally would to blog. As such, I’m pulling some posts out of the archives. I got a lot of positive feedback about this post, so I decided to dust it off and post it again. I hope […]

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Recovery and the power of habit

I’m in the middle of a two-week work sprint that has pushed even my normal spirit of workaholism to its extreme. I had one feature story due last Friday, two smaller pieces to submit, and a feature due this coming Friday. On top of that, I traveled to St. Louis to present on the science of […]

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Knitting my life back together (or, the power of yarn in ED recovery)

Anyone who is friends with me on Facebook knows that I love several things in life almost to ridiculous extremes: coffee, cats, and yarn. The latter is a bit of a newer obsession than the first two (I’ve always loved cats, and I was the five-year-old stealing her mother’s Dannon coffee yogurt out of the […]

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