Carolina House Newsletter – May 2019

Happy May everyone!

Summer is COMING! (Insert Game of Thrones theme music)

May is here and the sun is shining, but the sunny month does not mean life is all sunshine. Anxiety, ED, relationships – LIFE is still happening. And that’s okay. Our beloved Trisha Scott is here to remind us of some great tips and tools to help us combat stress.

Also, don’t forget to check out our upcoming Alumni Night Out…details below! Hope you will join us! There is no charge, but please let me know! We will have snacks to enjoy while we make our succulents!

As always, keep taking good care of yourself and never hesitate to reach out. And really do not hesitate to reach out if you want to write for our newsletter and blog (hint, hint!)

Hope to see everyone soon.

In recovery and light,



Decompress and De-Stress

By Trisha Scott MSW, LCSW
We recently celebrated National Stress Awareness Day (as if we all weren’t already aware of our stress!). Seriously, though, it is important to shine a light on the increasing amount of stress that plagues many of us on a regular basis. In addition to the conflicts that can come up when we’re fighting an eating disorder, we also experience stress in other areas of our lives, such as work, school, romantic relationships, and friendships.

No matter where someone is on the journey to recovery, stress can be a major barrier to maintaining wellness and engaging in appropriate self-care.

In addition to knowing how to manage stress, it’s also important to know what triggers it and how it impacts our bodies. Notice how you can tell that you are stressed out. Check in with your body first.
• Are you more tired than usual, or are you having trouble sleeping?
• Do you feel tightness in your muscles?
• Have your hunger and/or fullness cues changed?
• Are you having headaches?
• Some people even develop chronic illnesses after dealing with a high amount of stress for long periods of time.
Next, consider…

Read more about how to decompress and de-stress.

Alumni Night Out
Thursday, June 6
Join us for a fun night at the Zen Succulent where we will have a private class making succulents and leave with your own creation! We will chose the location (Durham or Raleigh) based on those who can attend so please let us know ASAP if you would like to join in on the fun!

Great Times Had at the NEDA Walk

Save the Date
Annual Alumni Retreat
Saturday, October 12, 2019

Carolina House Alumni Support Group
Mondays 4:30pm – 5:30pm
1340 Sunday Dr. #105
Raleigh, NC 27607

Let’s Facebook About It
Have you joined our Carolina House Alumni Facebook group? It is a private and closed group we created as another avenue of support and inspiration for our alumni. If you would like to join, you can either friend McCall Dempsey or have another Carolina House alum add you! And if you are on it, please continue to post and share!