047 Fighting Anorexia – Forgotten Brothers

May 7, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share my view on how difficult it is for men to admit they have an eating disorder and how they must feel in this world where being skinny seems to be the greatest accomplishment in life. Here is the interview with Benjamin […]

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Doctor Doctor

May 6, 2012

What do we need from our doctors when anorexia or any other eating disorder is threatening our health and possibly our lives? This topic is a difficult one for me. Why? Well, the medical professional who should have looked after me was my father and he neglected to help me the entire time. Thinking about […]

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Body Appreciation Day

May 5, 2012

Since today is body appreciation day, I dug up an old blog post of mine that I wrote on Thanksgiving last year. Here’s what I had to say: In the last 14 years, I spent an uncountable amount of hours staring at myself in the mirror, looking for imaginary fat or checking if one could see any […]

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Anorexia and Recovery Slogans

May 4, 2012

Anorexia destroys. It doesn’t help you. It doesn’t heal you. It doesn’t make anything better. It only destroys. It hurts. It finds its way into your life and holds you imprisoned, making you believe all kinds of lies and misrepresentations. It destroys your body, your relationships, your health and your life. There is nothing, nothing, good […]

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My Recovery Mascot

May 3, 2012

* I love the idea of creating your own recovery mascot. I thought long about what would represent my way to health for me. Would it be human or an animal? Real or fictional? What would it stand for exactly? Then one thought popped into my head: our inner child. I have come to understand […]

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Top Ten Reasons to Fight For/ Stay Recovered

May 2, 2012

* 1. I want to have children. If I don’t eat enough, I don’t have my menstrual cycle and therefor I won’t be able to have children. I have always dreamed of being a mom and this was my number one reason for wanting to recover. 2. Life is too precious. Now that I have […]

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I am writing about eating disorders because …

May 1, 2012

* … I’d like to show those who are still suffering that recovery is possible, that there is hope even on the darkest days. Since I started my journey of recovery about a year ago, I have learned a lot about eating disorders and myself and I believe that I can help others even if […]

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046 Fighting Anorexia – 12 Ways to Get Out of a Funk

April 30, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share how I have felt in the last few days and go into 12 ways to get out of a funk. Take a walk Take a few days off and travel Go shopping Evaluate your emotions: journal, what is bothering you? Put […]

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The Slender Trap

April 27, 2012

“Try your hand at this workbook and you will learn to love yourself for who you are, not for what you eat.” I strongly believe in working with guides, otherwise I wouldn’t have written one myself. So, when Lauren Lazar Stern, an art therapist and licensed professional counselor, asked me if I’d be interested in writing […]

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Hope Interview Series Part IV – Benjamin

April 26, 2012

Every week, I feature an inspiring person who has struggled with anorexia at one point in his or her life and has recovered. I am all about spreading the message of hope because this is something we so often lack.When we’re in such a deep relationship with our eating disorder and these sick thoughts and […]

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045 Fighting Anorexia – Working On Your Body and Mind (BONUS)

April 25, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this webinar we will talk about 1. Body Image and Self-Love 2. Ed and Relationships 3. Clothes 4. Triggers 5. Inspiration: Your Life Starts Now!   By the end of this webinar… You will know more about Body Image and how to Improve It You will know […]

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044 Fighting Anorexia – The Importance of The Right Mindset

April 23, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about having the right mindset and how crucial this is in recovery. I distinguish between 3 kinds of mindsets that all work together, but are helpful at different times. Mindset #1: “I can Beat this” – Attitude If you don’t completely […]

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