I believe a negative pattern of worry is established in childhood, based upon life circumstances, experiences, and perceptions. So, in order to find a way out, you need to be able to backtrack along your way in, to where worry started in the first place.
Any kind of abuse, emotional abuse included, is an attack on a person’s sense of self. It demeans and controls that person through words or actions, devaluing that person and ultimately elevating the abuser.
If the only way to be happy is to be young and thin, why is it I see so many young and thin people at The Center who are anything but happy?
Carla was so fearful of peple discovering her imperfect “inside” that she exercised to the point of excessity so as to hide behind her perfect “outside” self.
From perfectionism to abuse, there are 12 common characteristics of families of those with eating disorders.
We are not reaching for a perfect relationship with God; we’re reaching for a relationship with a perfect God.
Instead of setting yourself up for failure with an overly-ambitious exercise plan, build slowly, increasing your activity level just 10 percent each month.
Only after seeking professional treatment did Brad and his parents rediscover optimism for his future – a future filled with hope and free of alcohol addiction.
Instead of accepting the signs others give you to wear — such as “unworthy,” which only eats away at self-steem — try on a new sign that reads “Valued by God.”