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The Power of Anger in Recovery

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by Christina Fisanick Greer, Ph.D. Optimistic Food Addict I was up late working, like usual, when a message popped up from a man that I dated 25 years ago. Although the conversation started out with both of us commiserating about being up late,…

Coming to Terms with Relapse

Coming to Terms with relapse

Things I KNOW for sure about when I am faithfully abstinent: My brain works better…I am not in a fog My compulsive thoughts about food diminish or go away completely I have so much energy I am not very hungry…maybe at meal time…

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…

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…

Mending My Mind-Body Split

Repairing the Mind-Body Split

I’d been struggling. Not bingeing or breaking my abstinence, but getting sloppier and sloppier with my portions and “allowable” foods. I was taking chances with my recovery, and the dam finally broke one Friday night. Looking back now, I am surprised it held…

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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.