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Hope for Family Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Hope for Family Caregivers – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Happy May Day! After a terrible, horrible, no good, very bad April (yes, it was that bad and I know I'm not alone in this), I'm very happy it is May and my intention is that it will be MAHvelous (thank you Billy Crystal for that word). This is my HOPE. Families with...

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Hope in Recovery – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Hope in Recovery – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Celebrating National Month of Hope 🧡 - Finding Hope in Recovery Did you know that April is the National Month of Hope? It serves as the perfect reminder to believe that things will work out, even when it seems like the deck is stacked against you. As I wrote in a...

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LGBTQ+ Youth and Eating Disorders – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

LGBTQ Health Awareness Week Last week, we celebrated the 20th National LGBTQ Health Awareness Week, which intends to promote mental health and trans health awareness for the LGBTQ community as well as professionals within and allies of the community. This year’s theme...

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Being the Change for Eating Disorders – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Being the Change for Eating Disorders – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

“Just Tell Her to Eat a Cheeseburger!" "Well, you know you’re just enabling them right?" "I wish I could become anorexic. I could stand to lose a few pounds." "She is just seeking attention." “Your child doesn’t look like they have an eating disorder.” "It’s not like...

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Stress Antidotes for Caregivers- by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Stress Antidotes for Caregivers- by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Even if you’re not a family caregiver of someone with an eating disorder, life can be pretty stress-filled right now. We can feel so helpless when others are suffering.  There is a way towards having peace and joy even when your loved one is suffering deep in their...

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Being the Change – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Being the Change – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Last week you may have noticed there was no newsletter from me…as part of my plan to increase the access for families to more support, I was leading another training of Eating Disorder Caregiver (EDC) Coaches. I’ll be passing most clients onto these new coaches AND...

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Anosognosia in Eating Disorders – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Anosognosia in Eating Disorders – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Last week I heard this story on the radio (you can read it here in LAist) here in Southern California about anosognosia in mental illness. It both made me both happy and sad to see attention being given to this topic of lack of awareness of one’s mental illnesses...

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You Survived 2021!  ~ by, Becky Henry, CPCC

You Survived 2021! ~ by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Finally, the December holidays as well as our SECOND YEAR of this PANDEMIC  are over. And you have somehow survived, hopefully more or less intact. Perhaps you and your parenting partner are not on the same page - this is so common.  Many families of those with eating...

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Holidays and Caregiving – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Holidays and Caregiving – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

How do we support a loved one in eating disorder recovery when a holiday is as focused on food as some traditional Thanksgiving celebrations have become? Previously, I have offered up the possibility of simply skipping a holiday that makes being in treatment for an...

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Belonging – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Belonging – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Seeing the Palm Springs community come together to support and celebrate LGBTQ folks makes me smile. What a life saving and life giving gift Pride Celebrations have become to rally around and show support for the folks who’ve been marginalized for so long. What...

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Living with; The Good and the Bad – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Living with; The Good and the Bad – by, Becky Henry, CPCC

Many parents or other family caregivers will tell me that they feel badly because they feel frustration, bitterness, resentment and sometimes anger along with the massive sadness, fear, worry and compassion for their loved one with an eating disorder. It can be tricky...

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