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Break Free from Bulimia: 5 Steps for Lasting Change

Feeling frustrated [with yourself] and want to create a lasting change in your life? Here's inspiration for sharing the steps to lasting change... As I’m writing this I’ve just returned from volunteering for 5 days in Los Angeles at Tony…

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Bulimia’s Health Issues

Bulimia - The Physical Health Issues A post from my friend and writer/blogger Laura Chapman. Generally, when bulimia is discussed, it is the psychological effects of the condition which are highlighted. This is in many ways right - Bulimia Nervosa…

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When Exercise Becomes Addictive (Hypergymnasia)

Guest post by Leslie Vandever There are so many good reasons to exercise. Exercise builds and maintains strong muscles and bones. Exercise burns calories that might otherwise be unused and stored as fat, and it helps to maintain a healthy…

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Divorce and Bulimia – How Do I Cope?

I’m reminded of a few stories today that are carrying me through a transition period in my life.  Well, I guess one is really a quote and one is a story.  You see, I’m in the midst of separating from…

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Regain Your Power Over Food – Webinar May 16th

One of my favorite things to teach about the bulimia recovery process is The Triad.  The Triad is how you create your state of being - or just your "state" - and is made up of three important factors. Body…

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Share Your Eating Disorder Secret – It Helps!

If you're living with the secret of anorexia or bulimia, please understand your eating disorder behaviors thrive on your shame. The more you isolate yourself, the more you keep it a secret, the more it leads to suffering. If you…

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Bulimia Support Group Calls – Are You Interested?

If you're not already on my email newsletter, you may not have heard that I'm putting together bulimia support group/coaching calls right now. I have not promoted them online or posted the dates/times yet because I'm still inviting people to…

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Social Media for Bulimia & Anorexia Recovery

I was at this internet conference in San Francisco last weekend  to learn more about social media for bulimia and anorexia recovery. Ok, the conference wasn't specifically focused on that - in fact I think I may have been the…

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Danielle’s Bulimia Recovery Story Update!

This is a follow up post from my friend and fellow recovered bulimic, Danielle from Texas.  Danielle shared her new-found bulimia recovery story a year ago.  She emailed me over the holidays to share an update.  I was so excited when…

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I AM ENOUGH

If you saw my last post on shame and vulnerability where I shared about Brene Brown's talk on TED, I just wanted to add a little more today after reading more about her books and her work. I just ordered…

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SLO NEDA Walk Big Success!

Yesterday's NEDA Walk in San Luis Obispo was a huge success.  A huge thank you to Emily Marr, Cal Poly student who organized the event and invited me to speak. If it wasn't for your determination and commitment to spreading…

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Best Apps for Eating Disorders

I just read that HealthPoint announced their "Best Eating Disorder Apps of 2012".  The link takes you to all of the top 13 apps for eating disorders for both the iPhone and Android platforms. If you could do me a…

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Today is Bulimia Awareness Day

Recovery is Possible - Help Spread the Word! Welcome!  Today is Bulimia Awareness Day on my bulimia recovery blog and around the web. I’m celebrating this day in collaboration with a community of self-love and women’s empowerment bloggers.  We want…

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Appreciation – Create a Shift in Your Life

Self-love is one of the keys to lasting eating disorder recovery in my opinion.   Yet I've come to realize recently that it is the feeling of appreciation (of anything, not just ourselves) that creates a shift in our lives. When…

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Bulimia Support – The Stream of Well Being

While bulimia support can take many forms I think the best thing I can offer you today is to share what I've been noticing in my life over the past few days.  The more I come to understand Abraham's teachings…

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Live and Learn

I was struck today by a new idea about my bulimia recovery journey.  What I realize and want to share is the notion that recovery is a live and learn process.  (Like all of life...really.) When we're young children we…

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The Bulimia Recovery Bug

How is bulimia recovery like a travel bug?  I’m not sure if we’re born with the bug to travel or if it’s something you get after your first big trip, but I’ve had the travel bug for as long as…

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You are a toaster

I know that's a strange headline, but it will become clear in a moment - trust me. Have you ever had one of those days you just knew you were in the flow?  Your life was naturally unfolding and every…

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What helped you overcome bulimia the most?

I'd like your input about what helped you the most to overcome bulimia...please read on if you're willing to help me here :) A few weeks ago I posted about the website Operation Beautiful and suggested you check it out. …

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New Bulimia Support Resource: NEDA Launches Website Proud2Bme

As reported on the National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) website, they've launched an interactive teen website, Proud2Bme.org, during their annual conference in the fall of 2011.  NEDA provides wonderful bulimia support resources and this new website will prove to be…

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Overcoming Bulimia – 5 Ways to Be a Happy Person

If overcoming bulimia is really important to you then what better way to change your focus from your overeating disorder and put it instead on something empowering and positive like being happy! If you’re a fan of Oprah and her…

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Eating Disorder Recovery Symbol Becomes Tattoo

  I was doing some research for my eating disorder recovery website and came across the recovery symbol from the National Eating Disorder Association (NEDA).  I’m not sure if it’s just their logo or is actually a symbol they created…

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Bulimia Help: Positive Self Talk

I caught myself two weeks ago in some really negative and self-defeating self-talk.   Yes, even after nearly 7 years of eating disorder recovery, I still catch myself having moments of negative thoughts.  The key to recovery is catching or being…

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Bulimia Stories: Feel Good Now

I just love listening to Abraham-Hicks videos.  The bulimia stories and various addiction, recovery and self-help teachings from Abraham and the students who seek personal growth have taught me so much. I'm always excited to share great videos I stumble…

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Bulimia Recovery Stories: Believe It Is Possible

I've been thinking a lot these days about women who are reading my blog and my articles around the web and wondering what life is like for them.  Bulimia finally seems like a far, distant thing for me.  Something that…

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Step 10 of Overeaters Anonymous – Get Off It

As part of my continued Ode to the 12 Days of Christmas for Bulimics and Anorexics this post is about Step 10 of Overeaters Anonymous, which reads: Continued to take personal inventory and when we were wrong, promptly admitted it.…

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Step 6 of Overeaters Anonymous – Ready & Willing

As part of my continued Ode to the 12 Days of Christmas for Bulimics and Anorexics this post is about Step 6 of Overeaters Anonymous, which reads: Were entirely ready to have God remove all these defects of character. I…

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Step 5 of Overeaters Anonymous – Self Acceptance

As part of my continued Ode to the 12 Days of Christmas for Bulimics and Anorexics this post is about Step 5 of Overeaters Anonymous, which reads: Admitted to God, to ourselves and to another human being the exact nature…

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Step 2 of Overeaters Anonymous: Restore Your Sanity

As part of my continued Ode to the 12 Days of Christmas for Bulimics and Anorexics this post is about Step 2 of Overeaters Anonymous, which reads: Came to believe that a Power greater than ourselves could restore us to…

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5 Tips for Bulimia Self Help

A big part of bulimia self help is to see that you actually already have a lot of positive habits. Our habits shape our lives and help us get through our day with greater ease.  Habits can be a good…

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10 Tips for Bulimia Recovery

There are many good things that you can do today and every day to release your eating disorder. You can overcome and avoid the long-term health risks of bulimia if you are committed to recovery. I’d like to share a…

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How Spiritual Practice Can Help with Bulimia

Bulimia can be a sign of a disordered spiritual connection with your own self. It is a disconnection that I experienced and when I got help with bulimia I learned my inability to find peace within myself caused a lot…

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Volunteering – Just One of My Bulimia Tips

The main objective of my bulimia blog is to offer others help with their bulimia. Since I was in the grips of this eating disorder for 20 years, and have been in recovery since 2005, there are some valuable bulimia…

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