The attributes we posses including our self-worth and value are things that the scale and a number will never reveal.Read More
The idea is to learn from emotional distress rather than using eating disorder behaviors to improve your emotional reaction.Read More
I encourage you to think about how might food inflexibility be interfering with your values and future goals. What might you be able to accomplish if you set yourself free from food rules?Read More
I don't know the strength of your eating disorder. And you didn't know the strength of mine. If you have survived to this point however, I know the strength of your heart. And that is everything I need to know.Read More
Clean eating’ is largely unhelpful for the general population and can create a disordered or unhealthy relationship to food. However, it’s downright dangerous for those in eating disorder recovery.Read More
My long term recovery from anorexia looks like an absence of “ED,” a discovery of “the essential me,” the recognition of personality characteristics that are constant, and the use of these tendencies to enhance all areas of my life.Read More
Let’s remember, we all do our best, but everyone’s best is different. Let’s give each other grace and appreciate each other’s boundaries.Read More
Recovery will show you how much your eating disorder has taken away. Recovery is a long process, and for some longer than others. It can be incredibly grueling and for many, the obstacles seem unsurmountable. In the end, it’s truly worth the climb it takes to get there.Read More
The key to embodiment practice is to reconnect with and sense the body as if from the inside out, instead of from the outside in. The body is one of your greatest sources of wisdom, and it tells you what you need to know. Every time you listen to your body’s signals and respond appropriately you build trust with your body strengthening confidence in yourself.Read More
Both facing and conquering your fears throughout recovery will make you a stronger person. Each challenge will reinforce that you can succeed. The times that fear becomes too much does not indicate failure, rather an opportunity to learn.Read More
Whether it is recovering from an eating disorder or meeting an income goal or being able to execute a dance move, goals take work. But when we are stuck in the minutia of daily life it is even more important to celebrate the small accomplishments.Read More
It is not easy to overcome addiction or an eating disorder but there is a life beyond your wildest dreams just waiting for you!Read More
While yoga should not and cannot be the only component in eating disorder recovery, it can certainly be a valuable adjunct treatment, helping us increase self-awareness and reduce negative body image.Read More
She realised it was never too late to start changing how she saw herself. Her perception of things. She could change the words she heard about herself. The words she used about herself.
Day in and day out, all that my body does is keep me alive, no matter what crappy thing I do or say to it. That is unconditional love. You don’t have to love your body to be kind to it.
As a filmmaker and African American woman in recovery from an eating disorder, this year I decided I was going to do something radical. I was going to make a feature film about mental health, trauma, and eating disorder recovery featuring a black woman. I decided to make my upcoming feature film, "Me Little Me," independently with the help of the recovery community.Read More
One of the first things I learned during recovery was that I gave food too much power, but I started to realize that maybe it was that I was giving food the wrong type of power. Food does have power. It has the power to connect and sustain.Read More
We are saying goodbye to Summer Break and venturing into a new school year. This change can bring challenges and new anxiety for anyone struggling with an eating disorder. The change can also be difficult for those newly in recovery.Read More
Challenging ED with behavioral experiments, to see if what ED predicts will happen, really does happen, can be very freeing.
The concept of avoidance refers to preventing oneself from experiencing emotional discomfort by evading potentially distressing situations. In contrast, if we instead make choices based on our values or goals, we may feel uncomfortable in the short-term, but much more satisfied with our behavior in the long-term.Read More