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Connection: A necessity in your recovery.

Connection is not an optional, but rather an essential piece of recovery from an addiction or eating disorder.  As social beings, it’s long understood that we don’t do well in isolation. In one study that looked at the effects of connection-deprived rats, the rats that experienced social isolation were more sensitive to stress and had […]

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Connection is the opposite of addiction.

Connection with others is a key ingredient in creating a loving and healthy relationship with food and with yourself.  Why? Without connection and the feel-good chemicals that our brain releases when we feel a connection (like oxytocin, serotonin, and dopamine), we’re left grasping for ways to fill the void. Cue our abusive relationship with food, […]

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The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

My BFF-who-doesn’t-know-it-yet, Brene Brown defines connection as, “the energy that exists between people when they feel seen, heard, and valued; when they can give or receive without judgment.” This connection is so important because it lifts the shame and feelings of “otherness” we feel when we are in isolation. And you’re certainly not alone if […]

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