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Thanksgiving! The Eating Disorder Video by Kati Morton - Healthy Mind, Healthy Body!

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    Hey everyone!
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    Thanks for checking back.
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    This week's video is about the holidays, thanksgiving
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    all those stupid things that we hate that revolve around food.
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    So hang on, I'm going to talk to you about it.
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    So, here in the States,
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    cause I know many of you are all over the world watching this,
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    but here in the states,
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    it's november.
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    It's creeping up on the end of november
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    Thanksgiving is coming! AHH!
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    Everybody is freaking out.
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    And I've been hearing from many of you
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    I'm already worried.
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    Isn't it too early to be worried already?
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    About thanksgiving? But I've been thinking about it!
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    AHH!
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    Right?
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    We're all freaking out.
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    And I know that Canada, all my Canadians
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    whut?
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    You already had Thanksgiving.
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    and I'm sorry that I missed that.
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    But I do have my coping with the holidays video.
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    And I hope you checked that out.
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    And for many of you, you can go back and check that out now.
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    But this is a time of the year,
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    right? We're into fall, and then to december, and then we're into Christmas,
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    it's Hanukkah, it's all sorts of holidays, all revolving around food.
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    Ugh!
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    Not only is it food, but it's family.
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    Urgh!
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    Even more stressful, right?
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    So, no, it's not too early to start freaking out.
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    I understand.
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    This is probably the two worst combinations that we can have
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    right?
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    Also, everybody's kind of on edge in general.
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    Holidays make people a little nervous.
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    Family can make everybody a little nervous.
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    Not to mention Christmas and the shopping and the gifts and, you know.
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    So it's stressful.
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    [sighs]
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    I even get stressed out just talking about it right now.
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    Right?
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    So. Something that I want to talk to you a little about as far as Thanksgiving,
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    and for those of you who don't have Thanksgiving or you've already had your Thanksgiving,
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    just keep this in mind for this time of year.
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    Because this is something that I need to work on.
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    Something we should all constantly be thinking about and doing.
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    This is reflecting.
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    Okay?
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    You know how I tell you guys, you know,
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    "Oh that is so exciting!"
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    "Good job!"
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    "I am so proud of you!"
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    "Yes!"
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    You know when I'm getting comments and getting excited about all the progress you're making?
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    And you think, "Kati, that was just... that was just little."
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    "I barely did anything. Eurgh."
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    Your ED tries to take it back from you, like,
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    "That wasn't that good"
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    "Kati's lying."
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    I'm not lying, your ED's lying.
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    And we need to look back and see how far we've come.
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    Often we don't look back.
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    Because we're too focused.
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    It's so hard and we're working all the time, and "I messed up this day"
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    "But I did okay this day"
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    and, you know, we're in it.
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    Sometimes, even those of us who don't have an eating disorder
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    we just need to [sigh]
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    just need to take a breath.
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    I need to sit back. I need to look, where was I a year ago?
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    You know where I was a year ago?
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    I was just deciding to start doing this.
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    Can you believe it's already been a year?
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    HOLY MOLEY!
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    I remember, I was having Christmas, and I was in California, and I was so excited.
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    I was like, "Mom, you're never going to believe it"
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    "I have eleven views."
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    Given, it was probably me, my fianceé, my mom and his parents watching. Right? Those were my eleven views.
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    But I've never been so excited.
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    Now we're like at 83,000 or something. Right?
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    That's a huge change!
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    Holy moley!
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    And all of you have things like that going on in your life.
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    And I want you to look back. Where was I a year ago?
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    How far have I come?
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    What's changed?
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    What stressed me out?
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    What did I struggle with?
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    What did I do?
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    Think about it.
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    Take some time.
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    Okay?
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    And that's really what I want to talk to you about.
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    Today is just taking time to reflect.
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    You know those recovery journals I told you to make?
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    Might be a good thing to grab it, open it up, you know.
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    It doesn't have to be Thanksgiving, you can just say "giving thanks."
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    We should all be giving thanks every day, right?
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    I have a roof over my head.
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    I have clothes on my back.
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    I have people in my life that I can call, I can count on.
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    There's a lot of things going for us.
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    Even the small things.
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    So let's say, maybe I have friends who I've isolated, maybe I have friends who aren't very close,
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    but we still have a roof over our head.
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    We still have some way to get help, whether it's contacting the treatment team or anything like that,
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    you have me.
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    You have my community.
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    You have each other, right?
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    Let's give it a thumbs up. I think it's down here somewhere.
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    Thumbs up! Right?
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    We're here to support one another.
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    [thumbs up] That's a good thing.
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    Sometimes we just need that little boost.
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    So take some time out.
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    Grab your journal.
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    What am I thankful for?
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    Start small.
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    I'm thankful that I had a shower today.
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    You know? I live in LA and there's a lot of homeless people.
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    And that's kind of sad, if you can't shower.
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    You know how nice it is to put on a new pair of socks, like a clean fluffy new pair of socks?
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    Ooo! I love that feeling.
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    Simple things. Start writing little things down.
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    You know?
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    I can watch TV! Not everybody has electricity or television. Right?
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    I have you guys. I get to communicate with you all day!
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    What a joy, right?
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    I'm thankful for you!
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    And so, take the time to let people know.
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    I think it can make us feel really good to give to other people as well.
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    So other people in your life know, "hey I'm thankful for you"
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    "Thanks for being there for me and I know things have been a little rough, but you've really stuck it out, and I love you."
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    You know, let people know.
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    We used to have this thing we did in my family, in our Thanksgiving, growing up, in the morning of thanksgiving
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    before we went to my grandma's, we'd go around the table and talk about our number one thing we're thankful for this year.
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    What's happened?
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    What are we thankful for?
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    Right?
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    I used to think about it days in advance, cause I'm like, "I only get one thing!"
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    You know? We're so fortunate.
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    So take time. Grab that journal.
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    Tell people around you that you love them, that you're thankful for them,
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    because that's really what this holiday season is about.
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    We're going to try and stay focussed on that.
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    In Healthy mind, Healthy Body, we're focussing on what we're thankful for.
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    We're not focussing on the food, and all that shenanigans,
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    we'll deal with that later, in another video,
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    but right now, today,
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    grab that journal!
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    Write it down!
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    You know, "thankful".
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    What am I thankful for?
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    Start with something small.
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    And you can say, I'm thankful for Kati, Kati's thankful for me,
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    I'm thankful that I have people in this community to talk to,
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    There's quite a few right there.
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    So let's get started.
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Thanksgiving! The Eating Disorder Video by Kati Morton - Healthy Mind, Healthy Body!
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