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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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Fear: when is it useful, when is it not?

Fear is perhaps the most basic and primal emotion. It’s hard-wired into our brain for survival- to escape from the bear that’s chasing us, to get enough food to last through the winter, to find belonging and safety.  But what happens in modern-day times, when we no longer fleeing from bears on a day to […]

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Structure isn’t the same as a DIET.

We know diets don’t work. But here’s what does- having a loving and supportive structure around your food and eating.  When people first put that structure in place- by setting mealtimes or planning their meals ahead – it definitely can feel like a diet.  And of course, it does! While urges and impulses used to […]

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