A Thief Named ED

A Thief named ED. A thief, continuing to steal my joy, autonomy and happiness, leaving me lifeless, clinging to life, breathless, and desperate for air. Suffocate me no more. Today, I am FREE, shedding the memories of you, sealing them away into a box, releasing its key from my possession.

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How To Silence The Eating Disorder Voice In Your Head

We want to attach ourselves to every thought in our minds, and this is not productive, nor is it helpful. Rather than fight your brain to shut up, practice separating yourself from the thoughts. The thoughts are not a reflection of you or your values, and learning to diffuse this thinking will help you feel more confident, and less frustrated, on your path to recovery.

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Supporting Adolescents in ED treatment

Working with adolescents in treatment requires an understanding of the unique needs of this age group. Not only are these clients struggling with everything that comes along with eating disorder and mental illness, their brains are at a developmental stage in which true abstract and logical thinking is starting to form. For loved ones, it is important to be sensitive to the unique needs of the individual with an eating disorder.

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My ED Recovery story

As I go through the recovery process, I’m realizing how important authenticity is and that I am open about my struggles. I know now that it’s important for you to be kind to yourself, to trust yourself, and to know that you’re worth fighting for...no matter what.


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The Life Plate

Eating disorders keep people trapped in a world of darkness that is restricted yet takes up all of the space on their life plate. It’s been my experience that when people begin to heal, they rediscover who they are. This allows less room for the evils of eating disorders and makes room for the goodness that life has to offer.

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Trust and Recovery

There’s that word again that is so difficult: TRUST. But when we give up control for one second, great things can come from it. Yes, it is easier said than done, and I still struggle with this. BUT when we take a leap of faith, the picture can begin to form, and soon we will be able to see the masterpiece of our life.

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Be a Snowflake

The gifts that sobriety has given me are more than I could have dreamed they would ever be! I could tell you all of the “things” that I now have in my life, but that is not what makes me happy today. Today, I know exactly who I am and love myself-that is the greatest gift of all!

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Dear Warrior

You see, I see my clients as these amazing and courageous fighters. They do such wonderful, interesting, brave things and I see them endure and overcome so much. My wish for you is that you will start to see yourself this way too.

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Overcoming an Eating Disorder to Run Division I

I have also vowed that to the best of my ability, I will not intentionally lose weight, diet, or compromise my health in any way to try to give myself a competitive advantage. I’ve already seen improvement in cross country this fall and I hope to keep that momentum through indoor and outdoor track this year.

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Everything is Fine

You don't have to tell everyone everything but there should be at least one person you can tell anything. Admitting that you aren't fine is the first most necessary step in the recovery process.

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Changing the Way We Look at Self Care

 #BoringSelfCare is a celebration of everyday tasks that are often difficult when you struggle with mental illness or chronic illness. These tasks, like taking your medication, brushing your teeth, or drinking enough water are essential to health and well-being. Yet, they often go uncelebrated.

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