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How to Survive Thanksgiving – Intern Anna’s 5 Tips

How to Survive Thanksgiving – Intern Anna’s 5 Tips

Family caregivers have shared often lamented how utterly painful and difficult the holidays are for their loved one with an eating disorder. Thanksgiving typically being the most difficult with so much of the focus on food for many families. This week while I'm in...

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How to Ask for Help – by Intern Anna

How to Ask for Help – by Intern Anna

Ola, I'm sending you good thoughts from Portugal. Thank you for your kind concern and good thoughts as I recovered from Covid - 2nd time this year. I'm really done with this thing. My lungs took a hit but they're slowly coming back and thankfully my brain is finally...

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Challenging Exercise Compulsions – by Intern Anna

Challenging Exercise Compulsions – by Intern Anna

While I’m beginning our 3 months in Europe, Intern Anna is filling in for me. We made it safely and smoothly to Croatia from Minnesota despite all of the air travel staffing shortages happening worldwide. Croatia is a beautiful place to explore the outdoors, one day...

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Hope for Family Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Hope for Family Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Did you know that the word, “hope” in my business name, Hope Network, LLC  stands for; "Healthy Options for Personal Education?" I know, I’d almost forgotten but it is the foundation for providing eating disorder family support for caregivers. Also, HOPE is something...

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Having Loving Boundaries – by, Intern Anna

Having Loving Boundaries – by, Intern Anna

Thank you to Intern Anna for filling in for me this week as I'm settling in and visiting friends and family in Minnesota.  Having Loving Boundaries - by, Intern Anna Towards the beginning of my recovery journey, I found it hard to maintain boundaries with my friends...

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How to Cope When You Stumble – by, Intern Anna

How to Cope When You Stumble – by, Intern Anna

Thank you to Intern Anna for filling in for me this week as I'm traveling to Minnesota and attending a wedding. How to Cope When You Stumble - by, Intern Anna Eating disorders are tricky. They try to sneak comments into your head and want you to believe them. Even...

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The Changing Roles of Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

The Changing Roles of Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

As caregivers, we need to be constantly adjusting our sails as we learn what our loved ones need at different stages and often in the same day. This takes a lot of being aware, adaptable and rested. The fear will always be lurking and tempting us to jump onto the...

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Rest and Restoring in Recovery – by, Intern Anna

Rest and Restoring in Recovery – by, Intern Anna

Intern Anna is back so I can "rest and reset" myself this summer. Here I am checking out a gorgeous labyrinth on Bainbridge Island. You may have seen my recent piece on rest, and now you can get insights from Anna's perspectives on rest during recovery and you can...

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Caregiving and Rest; Why and How – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Caregiving and Rest; Why and How – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

If you’re a practical person like me, you’re likely thinking, “Oh sure, sounds good on paper or in a research lab.” Finding time to rest when you’re a caregiver, even if your loved one is away at treatment can feel impossible. And even if one can find time, how do we...

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Doing the Grieving When Needed – by, Intern Anna

Doing the Grieving When Needed – by, Intern Anna

Intern Anna shares with family caregivers of those with eating disorders, her insights on grieving. There are so many roles that we as the support person of someone with an eating disorder need to fill. Learning to do our own grieving and giving our loved ones space...

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Freedom from Ed – by, Intern Anna

Freedom from Ed – by, Intern Anna

Even though I'm traveling the world as a digital nomad, I'm still working and am so grateful to Intern Anna for helping me out a couple times a month with my newsletter/blog posts. Today Anna is addressing holidays and eating disorders in hopes that you and your...

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How Do I Fit Self Care into My Schedule? – by Intern Anna

How Do I Fit Self Care into My Schedule? – by Intern Anna

Thank you to our Summer Intern, Anna for sharing her hard earned wisdom on practicing self care in recovery today. ~ Becky How Do I Fit Self Care into My Schedule? - by Intern Anna I’ve been on a journey to implement more self care into my life. It isn’t easyl. Who...

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Fear, Love & Not Enabling – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Fear, Love & Not Enabling – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Fear is a normal response when a loved one is in crisis. Fear can take away our capacity to engage our wise minds and can spiral us into trying to handle what is not ours to handle. The line between being a supportive caregiver or parent, and enabling a family member...

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Fun, Joy & Resilience for Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Fun, Joy & Resilience for Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

This past week in our caregiver support group we discussed the role of “fun” in the life of a caregiver. We each bring so many beliefs, expectations and perspectives on caregivers having fun amidst a loved one’s health crisis. Since most of us are not trained to be...

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Is Life Like a Box of Chocolates? – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Is Life Like a Box of Chocolates? – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Thank you to Guest Blogger, Coach Bonnie Olson for contributing this poignant post. Life is so challenging for so many folks on so many levels right now, I wanted to bring some encouragement and hope as well as some insights from a centenarian's success in surviving...

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Balancing Recovery with Life – by, Intern Anna

Balancing Recovery with Life – by, Intern Anna

Summer Intern Anna is back! And she's writing for me two times a month this summer! Enjoy her hard earned wisdom as a person in solid recovery! ~ Becky Balancing Recovery with Life - by, Intern Anna Recovery is so hard. I think I underestimated the amount of...

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Social Media and Eating Disorders – by, Intern Anna

Social Media and Eating Disorders – by, Intern Anna

Summer Intern Anna is back! And she's writing for me two times a month this summer! Enjoy her hard earned wisdom as a person in solid recovery! ~ Becky How does social media affect you? - by Intern Anna I’m back again on the topic of social media. This past week in my...

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