5 Ways to Move On After a Lapse in Recovery

First of all, lapses in recovery happen. They happen at 3 days in, or at 300 days in. And each time you’re going to have to make a conscious choice to start over. Here’s 5 ways to move on after a lapse.

Healing Requires Feeling

We often turn to maladaptive coping behaviors in order to anesthetize painful feelings. That’s where things like drugs, eating disorders, self harm, alcohol, etc. come into play. Feelings can suck, who can blame you for wanting to avoid them? But if you’re ever going to truly live life, you’re going to have to feel. FeelingContinue reading “Healing Requires Feeling”

Get Out Of Your Own Way

What’s your dream? What’s holding you back? No, I mean what’s REALLY holding you back? Is it your fears? Your insecurities? Get out of your own way, friend. It’s time to start living the life you want and the life you deserve. That might mean accepting help or taking chances on your own, but eitherContinue reading “Get Out Of Your Own Way”

20 Things Women with Eating Disorders Want Their Healthcare Professionals to Know About Working with Clients with Eating Disorders

I asked women (no men happened to respond) with eating disorders/in recovery what they wanted future dietitians to know about working with clients with eating disorders. The following list is also helpful for nurses, doctors, therapists, teachers, fitness instructors, and anyone else who will ever work with clients/individuals with eating disorders.

Smile!

Part of having feelings is expressing them. When you’re expressing joy, happiness, contentment, enjoyment, etc. you may smile or laugh. When you’re not feeling those emotions and someone tells you you should be smiling or makes you feel like you should smile, that can be incredibly painful and awkward. It can take a whole lotContinue reading “Smile!”