The Recovery Fallacy

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.

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – 9 Strategies for Coping with Weight Gain

Hi everyone! In honour of eating disorder awareness week, I recently posted on instagram sharing some coping strategies relevant to my own current stage of recovery - dealing with weight gain and body changes. Let me first clarify that it is not only completely okay, but also incredibly common, for gaining weight not to be a [...]

9 Questions to ask of your negative thoughts

Prompted by today's word of the day. Mental illness is usually associated with misleading thought patterns that have left well-worn tracks in our brain. Oftentimes however, we take those paths simply because they're easier at this point and we don't notice the opposing evidence. Recognizing our cognitive faux-pas can be difficult, and making a habit [...]

“You (can)’t love somebody else before you love yourself”?

Pingback “You can’t love anybody else until you love yourself” Lets be honest, we’ve likely all seen or heard this statement somewhere. Personally, I never really stopped to consider it until recently. Which brings us to the reason for today’s post – I’m here to tell you why I disagree. First of all, I took [...]

Vulnerabilities.

As is often the nature of mood disorders, our thought patterns can get the best of us. Recognizing our vulnerabilities allows us to shift our attributions away from self-blame & helps us consider the broader circumstance that we’re often too quick to dismiss when we look through the lens of our disorder. Similar to how [...]