Triggers in Recovery – Building Sanctuary Within

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 [...]

Desiderata

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 [...]

A heart-warming reminder that it really is “the thought that counts”

With the end of American thanksgiving, Christmas and holiday season feels like it's right around the corner, and with it the inevitable pressure to empty our wallets to show that we care. Over a celebratory lunch for my boyfriend's birthday the other weekend, I couldn't help but lament that I wasn't (financially) able to afford [...]