My Savasana Moment of Clarity

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At the end of most yoga classes everyone takes a resting post called Savasana. You lay on your back with your legs and arms out to the side, eyes closed. This pose is meant to help the benefits of the practice seep in, your body to rest and reset itself and for you to release

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Summertime Challenges

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Summertime is hard for those of us with body image issues and eating disorders. Messages are EVERYWHERE in the media about bodies and food. Lose 10lbs before summer, your best bikini body, best and worst celebrity bodies, even entire issues of magazines dedicated to hundreds of photos of celebrities in bathing suits! There is more

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Acknowledgement of the Recovery Process

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Yesterday I had a check-up with the psychiatrist that runs the treatment program I was in, Dr. S. My husband and I drove for an hour each way for a 20 minute appointment. In anyone else’s mind this type of trip seems highly illogical. In my mind, the trip is more than worth it. This

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Thoughts on the Experiment and Acceptance

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When I first started in recovery, my treatment team kept saying to treat recovery as an experiment. You are trying out something new to see how it fits, and you can always go back to your eating disorder if you want to, but you have to give the experiment a chance. I had a really

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