How to Thrive During the Holidays While Recovering from an Eating Disorder
The holidays are just around the corner, and given the rollout of vaccines earlier this year, it may be the first time that families are gathering since COVID-19 hit the United States. For some, the rebirth of the holiday season may be a silver lining in the otherwise devastating human toll this deadly pandemic has taken. But the notion of seeing family, and being in front of so much food, can be stressful for many people, especially those recovering from an eating disorder.No matter what or how you celebrate, there are a few things all holidays generally have in common: family or friends, get-togethers and, of course, food. In addition, holidays can have a lot of associated expectations and be reminders of people, places and situations that can be painful. All in all, holidays can bring up a lot of varied emotions. If you are recovering from an eating disorder, here are some tips on how to thrive, not just survive, during this anxiety-inducing time.
Nov 18, 2021