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 not-so-eloquent stream of conscious thought containing some ramblings about life, society, and lying on the couch.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
I reached 1,000 followers on Instagram today and I've been inclined to take a step back and think about what this really means to me. In theory, it means 1,000 people (likely fewer because of all those spam-bots) actually want to hear (or see) what I have to share - at least to some degree. [...]