Body scanning is a component of mindful meditation. During a body scan, you focus on your breath and focus your attention on each body part being scanned while visualizing the breath penetrating and relaxing the body part. Compare that to body checking, which often includes trying on various […]
You’ll find your way to heal and it’s okay if your way is not the same way as someone else’s. Our journeys are all very different. (Self disclosure: this picture was taken Fall 2011 and my index finger had calluses from the weird way I hold my knitting […]
For those of us who never receive treatment for our eating disorders, there are still several ways to help ourselves.
Here are 5 key methods of support treatment programs offer and how you can mimic this support at home either in lieu of treatment, or once discharged:
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.
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, […]
Sometimes we push ourselves to keep at certain things just because we don’t want to be seen as “quitters”. But guess what, that’s not a good enough reason to stick with something that makes us unhappy or is physically or psychologically damaging. Become a quitter today! Think of […]