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New non-traditional recovery help by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My friend, e, has been researching non-traditional recovery treatment for awhile now, and she’s found a new one she wants to share with all of you. She writes: “Still on the ... Read on »
One year ago today . . . by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I just realized that it was exactly one year ago today that I first wrote about Laurel Mellin’s The Pathway (see point #4 in the post)! Thanks again to Yvonne who was the on ... Read on »
Don't live in fear of relapse! by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Let’s talk about that “r” word we all seem to live in utter fear of: relapse. I desperately want to take away some of your fear and a few misconceptions about relapse. I’ve ... Read on »
New Fighters in "Fellow Fighters" section by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I FINALLY added some fellow bloggers that were really overdue for getting links on this blog. I don’t know how I could have NOT linked to PTC! I’ve been reading her for well ... Read on »
Yesterday was my 2 year anniversary with Todd! by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders It was a fun night – very “Malibu.” After work I went right back out to Malibu where Todd is staying in his friends’ rented beach house for 5 weeks and where I go on weekend ... Read on »
Great tool: focus on the opposite of your initial uncomfortable thought by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Today I've been feeling really good since last night's cycle. This is the best I've felt in a while. I even tried a new tool to keep the good feeling going. My friend, Bridg ... Read on »
Cycle on loss by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I did a cycle tonight on my inability to cope with loss. Remember cycles? It’s been awhile. For people unfamiliar with Laurel Mellin, she basically teaches people how to bal ... Read on »
New resource for you (and me) to try by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders My dear friend, Bridget, emailed me today about a great book she's reading: Loving What is by Byron Katie. The author seems really focused on acceptance and allowing as tool ... Read on »
On learning to lose by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have no idea how to deal in an emotionally healthy way with loss. I realized this over the past couple of days from my experience in “coping” with the death of my roommate ... Read on »
A tragedy by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders In the face of tragedy, a good mantra: "Grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the differ ... Read on »
Back from Ithaca, NY by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders The wedding turned out to be really nice! It rained our first night there (Thursday), but the weather just got better and better as the weekend went on. Below are just a few ... Read on »
Gone this weekend by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I'm heading out tomorrow for the wedding of one of my best and oldest friends in the world! I'm taking Todd along so he can meet her and my other 2 oldest and best friends i ... Read on »
Good stuff from the archives . . . by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders From one year ago this week: Good quote on love The Wisdom of Insecurity & Uncertainty From two years ago this week: Thinking Positively Read on »
Quotes on fear & self-defeating choices by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "To understand why you continue to choose behaviors that work against your best interests, you need first to recognize the degree to which fear shapes your thoughts and acti ... Read on »
Volunteer gig tonight, a reader from Qatar, and thoughts on why bulimia is so universal by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders ** I edited this post after I wrote something in a hurry at the end that bothered me all night. ** Hi all. Things have been super busy for me lately. Tonight, I'm volunteeri ... Read on »
A few tips for parents by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I got an email from 2 very worried parents. Apparently, they just found out that their 25 year old son is bulimic and has been for at least a few months. They are desperate ... Read on »
Unloved: bulimia & romantic relationships by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I’ve gotten quite a few emails over the years asking for my opinions and advice about romantic relationships. I have shied away from responding to these since relationships ... Read on »
This made me cry it was so beautiful by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders “Dream lofty dreams, and as you dream, so shall you become.” Had this man not pushed through all his self-doubt and fear, the world would have missed out on one incredible, ... Read on »
Link to my coach's exercises by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Nadia sent an email asking how she could get the exercises that I did with my coach during recovery, so I thought I'd remind everyone. My coach had me doing daily, weekly, a ... Read on »
Great post on "stopping the cycle of relapse" by Michelle H. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Great post by Heather over at Transcend Bulimia. She has become more & more aware of the tiny little, seemingly insignificant "symptoms" (discomforts) that creep in trying t ... Read on »