Radical Acceptance

Here's a strategy I've been trying to practice regularly in my recovery journey - "radical acceptance". Plot twist: It's really not as radical as it sounds. It might be hard to incorporate this into your daily routine, especially if you're a "worrier" like me, but the concept itself is fairly straightforward, and the more you [...]

A Tough Week in Recovery

This was a strange week for me. My mood and anxiety were kind of all over the place, which I think, from what I've pieced together, largely owes to a combination of poor sleep and school stress. After jumping back and forth between panic, dissociation, and fighting unfriendly urges, I reviewed my week with my [...]

Healing? It’s a lot of Work

Note to self: It feels like a lot of work because it is. It feels exhausting because it is. Don’t minimize what you’re doing for yourself. It’s almost like raising yourself from scratch. It’s like starting over. It’s major construction, excavation and strengthening. It is a ton of work. It’s taking your young self’s hand and [...]

Activities to Distract Yourself while you wait for the storm to pass

I've been there. I know what it's like to battle unhealthy thoughts and urges. Sometimes there's nothing you can do except ride the wave and wait for the feelings to pass. Distractions help. Which is why I've compiled a list of some of the activities I've found help me cruise out the crisis mode until [...]