Beating the Eating Disorder (the Secondary Symptoms)

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What I call the “secondary” symptoms of an eating disorder (described here) are often the trickiest to not only beat but even to spot. The trick to recognizing these little buggers is that they stick around even after the primary symptoms (binging, purging, restricting) dissipate. These are tiny little rituals and behaviours that keep the


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


Beating the Eating Disorder (the Primary Symptoms)

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As a follow up to my definitions for primary symptoms post, I would like to share how I personally overcame the primary eating disorder symptoms. Purging – This was a particularly hard symptom to overcome, I often had urges for hours and found it next to impossible to keep food down. The first thing I


Symposium Musings – Hope and Healing

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I went to a symposium today – which is just a really big word for a topic based discussion. Tonight’s topic: finding hope in and healing from your eating disorder (and other issues you may have!) A beautiful woman stood up and told us her story. How her disorder manifested, her main “aha” moments and