So Much More Changes Now Than Just the Number on the Scale

I found an old letter to myself that ended: “I’m really glad you gave recovery a shot because for all its faults, I like it so much better than being sick. I’m so proud of you and I look forward to seeing what comes next. Because things are changing now, and it’s a bigger changeContinue reading “So Much More Changes Now Than Just the Number on the Scale”

Exactly Who You Are and How You Are is Perfect

For so long I thought there was something wrong with me. I thought I was too different to ever be able to fit in in this world. My highly sensitive personality and introverted nature got mixed up with social anxiety, depression, and an eating disorder. It’s easy to think mental illness is your fault. IContinue reading “Exactly Who You Are and How You Are is Perfect”

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”