Blog Index

“Recovery Resources” Series

1 – Recovery Resources 1: “You Can’t Heal What you Can’t Feel”

2 – Recovery Resources 2: “Distress Tolerance” – Short-term strategies for safely coping with intense emotions

8 – Recovery Resources 38 Tips for Managing Social Anxiety 

3 – 9 Questions to Ask of Your Automatic Negative Thoughts

4 – 32 Alternatives to Self-Harm 

5 – A Note for When you Don’t Feel “Sick Enough” 

6 – Exploring & Recognizing Shame (w/ Brené Brown)

7 – My Go-To Self-Compassion Practice 

 

“Bettering Body Image” Series

1 – “Your Body is Not the Problem” – Disentangling body image from your body. 

2 –  “I Feel Fat Translation Wheel” – Because “fat” is not a feeling

3 – 9 Strategies for Coping with Weight Gain in Recovery 

4 – (Guest Post) The New Hotness 

5 – We Need A Different Teacher 

“CBT Basics” Series 

1 – Recognizing Cognitive Distortions

2 – Thought Records

3 – Exposure Hierarchies for Anxiety Treatment

 

“Readiness for Change” Series

 


#Food

1 – Taint by Numbers

2 – No-Bake Caramel Date Slices (Recipe)

3 – Cheap & Easy Snickerdoodles (Recipe)

4  – Seasonal Fudgey Pepermint Brownies (Recipe) 

5 – OREO Peppermint Cheesecake Truffles (Recipe)

6 – The Simplest Shortbread Cookie Recipe Ever

7 – Soft Cranberry Bliss Bars (Recipe)

 

#Feelings

Personal Updates

1 – For When I Feel like Giving Up

2 –  What Lies Ahead

3 – Haul

4 – The Discomfort of Life

5 – It Gets Better

6 – Fear, the Future, and an Identity Crisis

7 – An Important Conversation

8 – There’s More

9 – Little Things

10 – It’s the Thought That Counts

11 – 18 Things I Learned in 2018

12 – Hopeful Habit Changing 

13 – Learning to Trust Myself Again 

14 – Throwback Thursday Thoughts 

15 – A Tough Week In Recovery 

16 – Healing is a lot of Work

17 – Healing Doesn’t Mean the Damage Never Existed

18 – Triggers in Recovery 

19 – Weekend Wrap-Up 

20 – Self-Compassion

21 – Signs of my Healing 

22 – The Recovery Fallacy

23  – If Only it Were Simple 

24 – My Life and my Blog So Far

25 – Steady as She Goes

26 – Not All Discomfort was Created Equal 

27 – Cake

28 – The Ride

29 – 22 Things I’ve Learned About Myself in 22 Years

30 – A Binder Full of Homework and a Life Full of Mistakes

31 – The Sofa Revolution 

32 – Social Media & My Mental Health

 

Info/Opinion Pieces

1 – The Self-Care Spectrum

2 – Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery 

3 – Unhappy Thoughts, Happy Life?

4  – Diagnostic Labels

5 – Recognizing Vulnerabilities (Self Compassion CBT Practice)

6 – Suicide Alertness

7 – Unfollowing Diet Culture (Social Media Reflection)

8 – Trigger Warnings

9 – You Are Not The Flu (Mental Illness & Identity)

10 – Balance

11 – Medication for Mental Illness

12 – You Can(t) Love Somebody else until you Love Yourself? 

13 – (Guest Post) How to Navigate Anxiety in Your Relationship 

14 – Small Things you Can do When Stagnation Hits

15 – Canada’s Food Guide 

16 – Why I Don’t Like “Before and After” Photos

17 – Radical Acceptance 

18 – Self-Care: The Good, The Bad, and the Insta-Worthy

19 – Misery is Misery: Weight Stigma and Eating Disorder Treatment 

 

 

Guest Posts

1 – (The Globe & Mail) In Praise of Punctuation, and my Mental Illness 

2 – Discovery AKA Recovery 

3 – The Extraordinary Moments in Between Mental Illness 

4 – (Thrive Global) Reconnecting to You 

5 – Quit Romanticizing the Tortured Artist 

6 – Catharsis

7 – The New Hotness 

8 – Structural Oppression Contributes to Eating Disorders 

9 – Why we Should Say No to Positivity and Yes to Our Negative Emotions (TedX)

 

Support

1 – (Guest Post) How To Validate Someone’s Feelings 

2 – Helping a Loved One with Mental Illness

3 – How to Love a Porcupine 

4 – Answers to Eating Disorder Questions 

 

#Freedom

My Sort of “Artsier” Personal Writing

1 – “Betrayed“, Poem

2 – “Frantic“, a poem

3 – “Toxic

4 –  What the Darkness Taught Me

5 – Gambling

6 – Disappear

7 – Airport Homework

8 – Russian Roulette

9 – Colour

10 – A Note for When you Find it Hard to Embrace Happiness

11 – Supporting Someone you Love

12 – Commitment

13 – Nevertheless She Persisted 

14 – Confront

15 – Ignite

16 – To Those I Met In Therapy 

17 – Healing

18 – (Untitled)

19 – Blogging

20 – Hindsight

21 – Untitled 2

22 – Untitled 3 

23 – Untitled 4 

24 – June 7th

 

Listicles

1 – Reasons to Choose Recovery

2 – “Warning” – Social Media Tips

3 – 17 Physical Symptoms of Mental Illness

4 – 10 Truths About my Dermatillomania 

5 – 6 Simple Ways to Practice Self-Care Over the Holidays

6 – 10 Activities to Help you Relax

7 – Distraction Activities (DBT)

 

Music

1 – 36 Happy/Upbeat Songs that put me in a Good Mood 

2 – 21 Songs that Make me Feel Less Alone

3 – Monthly Mixtape 1 – 8 Songs to Relax To

 

 

 

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