I thought my absence from this blog reflected having more pressing things to attend to (with school and work being back in full swing) but I realized this afternoon that it might be a reflection of the larger trend of not prioritizing my own recovery or self-care. With school once again providing a competitive atmosphere [...]
The heat of battle fought alone on allied ground - fever of the mind.
With the power of technology and connection these days we really have the ability to make or break habits in the palm of our hands. Taking responsibility for my social media usage and the kind of content I engage with has been really beneficial in my recovery journey. Battling mental illness can be nothing short [...]
Most of my blog now focuses on sharing skills (amongst personal anecdotes) about healing from mental illness. However, a big part of my life was spent NOT in active recovery and I know there are many out there in the same boat. Recovering from an eating disorder is a difficult thing. Our motivation to get [...]
I'm feeling challenged right now. There's some sort of September Stress nipping at my heels. A stone in the pit of my stomach as a nagging reminder of of how this time of year typically goes. That queasy nightmare feeling. If I went from four stressors in the summer I must be at 44 by [...]
I unfortunately completely forgot to respond to last week's mental health prompt with travelling and starting back to school and work but I'm back! Here's the original prompt if you would like to participate. "Boundaries are the distance at which I can love me and you simultaneously". - Mike Foster 1. How would you describe [...]
In most eating disorder recovery groups I've attended the inevitable debate about how to deal with triggering information always comes up. Some people believe there's no point in censoring what patients share because triggers are (truthfully) unavoidable. Others believe that creating the safest space possible is important for navigating early recovery. Personally, I think I [...]