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Read articles and blog posts, comment, ask questions, find support and inspiration. Comment sections often become mini support groups.

Joanna offers personalized eating disorder recovery therapy for women.  She created this site. Joanna is a Los Angeles psychotherapist, speaker and author of Healing Your Hungry Heart.  She specializes in eating disorder recovery for adult women and building a fulfilling life beyond recovery.

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Tips on Being More Creative

creativity 2 boxesCreativity is a necessary life enhancing survival skill or art of innate ability.  Ted Brown, singer, songwriter and former addict, has a wonderful article on Addiction Blog titled, "7 Ways to Get Into a Creative State Without Drugs or Alcohol.

I've added one more point to  his list with several examples of how to make creativity happen and keep it alive. *pix credit

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Six Tips on Building Self Esteem


self esteemAlmost every description of people with active eating disorders includes a statement about low self-esteem. You may not realize you have low self-esteem because you think that how you feel about yourself is based on your permanent personality. 

I invite you to try out these tips and see if they bring positive changes to your outlook and maybe even your life. * painting info below.

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Go for the Gold or the Golden Mean?

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Crowd your life with intense activity, focus on achievement, steel yourself to bear relentless competition, take personal pride in tolerating physical and emotional pain, ignore or repel people who offer you alternatives and you create fertile ground for an eating disorder to take hold of your mind, body and soul.

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Drop Your Veil and Let Your Light Shine

400px-The Veiled Lady - Alexander Roslin

"Don’t let someone dim your light, simply because it’s shining in their eyes."  
*quote source below

Drop your veil, and let your light shine.

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