How you feel about yourself affects all of your other relationships. Some of you may not be used to the idea that you have a distinct relationship with yourself, but you do.
Many people struggle with the environmental and social triggers during the holiday season that may elicit old, destructive eating patterns. Staying committed to practicing self-care throughout the holiday season is your solution to remaining on the path of recovery.
Even though the holidays can be a difficult time for people with eating disorders, you play a vital role in their eating disorder recovery. Providing unconditional love and support for someone battling an eating disorder can transform the process into an empowering experience.
When people fear themselves, they will sometimes turn to activities to try to outrun the fear. They may use alcohol, drugs, shopping, eating, gambling, or the internet to keep from being alone with themselves. Other people may turn to family, friends or co-workers to crowd out their fear of being alone. For those who turn …