As someone in recovery from an eating disorder, I know what it’s like to have a less than great relationship with your body. On these days when those pesky ED thoughts pop into my head, I try to show my body some love. Here are ways you can treat your body this month.
Brooke Houser is a master’s level social worker with special interest in addiction and telemedicine. In her spare time she enjoys hiking, spending time with her family, and listening to true crime podcasts. You can follow her on Twitter at @Brooke_Houser_ .
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