People Won’t Stop Caring About You When You Recover

I know it can be a fear when you recover (from *insert condition here*) that you will lose all of your support. It’s such a nice change when in treatment to feel cared for and looked after. But I promise you, recovery is not the end. The relationships change and people start caring about whoContinue reading “People Won’t Stop Caring About You When You Recover”

You Would Have if You Could Have

The truth is, if you could have done it, you would have. No more blaming yourself for all the things you haven’t done in life. No more blaming yourself for the things you didn’t say years ago. For the graduations, parties, weddings, and funerals you’ve missed. For the fun you didn’t have. For the workContinue reading “You Would Have if You Could Have”

How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery

Movement is almost as important as eating during eating disorder recovery. Note, I said movement, not exercise. There are countless benefits of movement including elevating mood, decreasing anxiety, improving digestion and strengthening bones. One of the questions I often hear people ask is “will I ever have a healthy relationship with exercise?” People have allContinue reading “How to Cultivate a Healthy Relationship with Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery”

Good Things Are Going to Happen

Good things are always happening, but sometimes we can only see the bad while we’re waiting around for that one Super Good (!) thing to happen. Choose to see the good. The kindness, the peace, the simplicity, the familiar, the awesomeness, the good… it’s always there. Find it and choose to focus your attention onContinue reading “Good Things Are Going to Happen”

Balance Your Desire For Security With Your Need to Grow

Of course we all want safety and security. But what happens when your world becomes so safe and secure that you miss out on other opportunities for growth? We all must find the balance between the two. And that takes time and practice, just like with everything else. We are meant to grow and constantlyContinue reading “Balance Your Desire For Security With Your Need to Grow”

How to Manage Holiday Gatherings When You’re on a Diet (No, Not That Kind of Diet)

By now you’re a pro at managing your food allergy, intolerance, or special dietary restrictions, but what about at holiday parties? Especially when you have a history of disordered eating and people at the party know about it, meal time can get awkward. The people around you might feel the need to ask intrusive questionsContinue reading “How to Manage Holiday Gatherings When You’re on a Diet (No, Not That Kind of Diet)”