Today in group we discussed whether or not we thought "fat" was a bad word, and boy were there some different opinions on the matter. First of all, I think it's undeniable that as a culture we have demonized the word fat. I also think our relationship with it is entirely confused (and I personally can't [...]
A thoughtful note submitted to me by a reader that I thought I'd share. I'll let his simple eloquence do the talking: "I will say this... One of the things people probably say most often about my being a writer is how cathartic it must be, how it must help me get rid of stuff. [...]
Personal growth isn't rewriting your history or changing the inherent essence of who you are but it can feel just as scary. Denying that I have a problem might have temporarily sheltered me from this fear, but also prevented me from realizing my strengths I could use to help me through it.
I know what it’s like to be in so much darkness that you can’t even comprehend navigating your way out - let alone accept that people are telling you you have to do it yourself. That’s why I’m here to remind you that the first step doesn’t have to be huge. Start small. I had [...]
To Healing The price of entry isn't more pain. It's not proving your suffering - No proof-of-pain needed at the door. You don't need to justify your worth or you appearance here. There's no secret passcode or VIP invitation, Healing is not something you have to earn. Healing invites you in with open arms. It [...]
One roadblock I seem to keep hitting in recovery is when other people talk about what they eat. I've learned about selective attention and other psychological phenomena in my studies but its funny to feel it in action where it almost seems like when someone says something that threatens my eating disorder, they're saying it in [...]
I've been reflecting on the stages of recovery and realizing that no matter where you may be in your journey, it is always valid. No part of working on yourself or attempting to move forward from your pain invalidates anything you went through to get here. No part of giving up the negative coping mechanisms [...]