Thoughts on the Validity of Emotions in Recovery

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Human existence is full of deep and complex emotions. There are hundreds of English words for these feelings and some feelings that don’t have any English words at all! From despair, shame, fear, shock, anger and loathing to joy, serenity, amusement, trust, adoration and gratefulness the spectrum of possible emotions is almost endless. I have



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Earlier this week I addressed self-hate in eating disorder recovery, and today I’m going to explore a similar facet, self-sabotage. When you hate yourself as deeply as those with eating disorders, you tend to believe that you don’t deserve the good things in life. This not only leads you to punish yourself for tiny mistakes


Eating Disorder Recovery and Self-Hate

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Hate is a very strong emotion, but often a very misunderstood one. Children say they hate their parents when they are frustrated or angry, they hate broccoli because they don’t like the way it tastes, they hate their friends when they feel betrayed or upset. As children age, they are subjected to a number of


What Does Hunger Feel Like?

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Hunger is a fairly basic feeling, it’s one of the first things a human being feels after birth. As infants we cry from discomfort and as toddlers we learn to name that twinge in our stomachs as hunger. As children we intuitively eat when we are hungry and stop eating when we are full, we