Negative body talk is incredibly common in our society. And when someone you're close to is constantly directing it at themselves, it can be difficult to know how to respond in a constructive way.
Blog Archives: August 2016
This is one person's story; everyone will have unique experiences on their own path to recovery and beyond. Some stories may mention eating disorder thoughts, behaviors or symptom use. Please use your own discretion. And speak with your therapist when needed.
By Dallas Rising, a former The Emily Program client and woman in recovery
I choose not to say "I have an eating disorder." As if it's something I could discard or give up at will. Instead, I say "I live with an eating disorder." As in, this thing is with me. It goes where I go. Sometimes it's active, sometimes it's dormant. But it's there. And I have to figure out how to live with it.
OK, fair and carnival season is underway in many towns, cities, counties and states across our country. You know how it goes- what does everyone talk about when they go to the fair? The FOOD! I was driving in my car yesterday and decided to pause my favorite Prince music to listen to the good old ole’ fashioned radio. The first thing I heard, a 1 min song all about the food at the state fair! It was pretty clever, and catchy, I have to admit, but seriously a song all about fair food?!
At The Emily Program we know recovery is possible, often from personal experience. We enjoy hearing former clients, community members, and even our peers talk about their journey to recovery from an eating disorder. Gathering together as a community provides another level of support. It provides a forum that is safe, inspiring, and powerful.
The Emily Program-Spokane is hosting a Recovery Night on August 10th at 6:30 p.m.