Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
Hope persists, So don't give up, For only the smallest spark Is needed to ignite a wildfire.
Even on days when you struggle to see why, Remember that something has carried you this far, And you continue to show up, Despite the unknowns. Even when persistence looks a lot like giving up, Hope remains, To open the curtains and let the sunlight in. Sometimes the obstacles seem insurmountable, Yet you face another [...]
GO PLACIDLY amid the noise and the haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence. As far as possible, without surrender, be on good terms with all persons. Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even to the dull and the ignorant; they too have their story. Avoid loud and aggressive [...]
You’re going to need the guidance of someone who can see. Sometimes it’s not enough wait and hope for the sun to rise. Sometimes you need to ignite your own damn fire. It’s not always going to be a fire and that’s okay. Maybe it’s a spark, or a glowing ember. Nurture your energy whatever [...]