The emotional experience we get from music and art can be more than just a feeling of joy or sadness. We can actually use this emotional connection as therapy, which can be especially beneficial for someone in recovery from a mental illness.
When surprises pop up in recovery, it can feel impossible to persevere. However, by implementing coping strategies and reframing what a situation means, you can overcome the anxiety that unexpected changes can bring.
Some people affected by an eating disorder love to cook. Some can't even stand to be around food. No matter which camp you fall into (or if you land somewhere on the spectrum in between), your relationship to cooking in recovery will be different.