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
Cultural health expectations influence the younger generations ideals about body shape, size, health, self-worth and happiness.
Recovery is probably the hardest thing we have ever done, but many of us are grateful for what our EDs have taught us, the paths they have led us to, and lives we never dreamed of having.Read More
We can educate ourselves and others around us how to look for evidence-based science and when it is being used properly. We can stop putting down our bodies/others bodies and food shaming. We can live.Read More
I know that choosing and maintaining recovery will make this year the best one yet. Thank you, recovery, for the greatest gifts I could have ever been given.Read More
You made it safer for all of us with mental health issues to speak our truth. We love you no matter where you are in your fight fight for recovery, and nothing can discount your courage or diminish our love.Read More
While it is important to have hope in recovery over the long-term (otherwise, why bother to recover?), it is also crucial to have a realistic view of the ups and downs in a non-linear recovery, to expect relapses, and to plan for them.Read More
I run to feel freedom, a sense of accomplishment, joy, and connection with my thoughts. Running allows me to mentally detox from daily stressors. Without the proper nutrition, fuel, and rest, my body will not perform at its optimum level.Read More
I decided that, at least until I was recovered, I needed to trust the medical professionals, and have them be my “eyes.”Read More
It is important to realize that a substance addiction and an eating disorder can exist side by side. This will result in a simultaneous treatment for the dual diagnosis.Read More