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creating a relapse-proof life

I firmly believe that our recovery is stronger and even easier when we help others. We can do that in a hundred different ways from volunteering at a homeless shelter to babysitting for a mom in need while she runs to the store…

And Then I Stopped Breathing

And Then I Stopped Breathing

All fat people are out of shape. You know, they can’t walk too far. They can’t take the stairs. They can’t do much more than hold down the living room sofa with one hand in a bag of chips and the other on…

Working the Steps–Step Two

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by Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. For so many people in contemporary western culture, step two work can be incredibly challenging. Many of us believe that perhaps SOMETHING is out there greater than us, but we don’t really know what. More troubling, we have…

Of Outhouses and Humiliation

Of Outhouses and Humiliation

by Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. I take a deep breath and squat, my skin barely touching the seat of the outhouse toilet. I pee as fast as possible, wipe, and toss. I nearly break into a run fleeing the small, reeking confines of…

Friending Your Inner Beast

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Not long ago I read Feeding Your Demons: Ancient Wisdom for Resolving Inner Conflict by Tsultrim Allione. In the book she reveals an ancient Buddhist practice of making peace with our inner demons–addiction, self-hatred, and so on. She makes the radical argument that…

Recovering on YOUR Terms

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Once again I had forgotten the number on the bottom of my foundation. As I stood at the counter sorting through bottles of beige make up that were each just slightly different than the other, I realized that I needed help. An associate…

Coping with the Shame of Food Addiction

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by Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. Just hours old Newborn nurses, picking up my round legs giggle: “Look, mama, her thighs are so big.” Age 11 Mom, clearly disgusted by my behavior: “You’re having another bowl of potato salad? You just ate two. How…

Enough is Enough

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I apologize for the gap between my last email and this one, but I was working hard on finishing up my book, The Optimistic Food Addict: Recovering from Binge Eating Disorder. It is now with my publisher being edited. We are planning for…

My Body Was Rotting from the Inside Out

My Body Was Rotting From the Inside out

My body was rotting from the inside out. Twenty-eight years of bingeing and dieting had finally caught up to me, and the results were obvious to anyone who came near me. I stank. My gastrointestinal track was so diseased that I had constant…

Minding the Body

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Sometimes I wonder if I will ever be able to make peace with my body.  If I will ever be able to appreciate it for all its bumps and bulges and disproptions.  I want to love every inch of it, but I often…

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Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. is a writing professor and published author. Her goals are to help as many people in recovery as possible through writing and creativity. Christina can be reached at clfisanick@aol.com.

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Optimistic Food Addict

OptimisticFoodAddict.com is a website devoted to supporting recovery from Food Addiction and Binge Eating Disorder. Christina Greeer, Ph.D., the founder and editor of this site, is not a physician but a writer and food addict who aims to help all.