Healing

To Healing The price of entry isn't more pain. It's not proving your suffering - No proof-of-pain needed at the door. You don't need to justify your worth or you appearance here. There's no secret passcode or VIP invitation, Healing is not something you have to earn. Healing invites you in with open arms. It [...]

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 [...]

Radical Acceptance

Here's a strategy I've been trying to practice regularly in my recovery journey - "radical acceptance". Plot twist: It's really not as radical as it sounds. It might be hard to incorporate this into your daily routine, especially if you're a "worrier" like me, but the concept itself is fairly straightforward, and the more you [...]

Healing? It’s a lot of Work

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 [...]

Activities to Distract Yourself while you wait for the storm to pass

I've been there. I know what it's like to battle unhealthy thoughts and urges. Sometimes there's nothing you can do except ride the wave and wait for the feelings to pass. Distractions help. Which is why I've compiled a list of some of the activities I've found help me cruise out the crisis mode until [...]