I define me

Hi everyone! Ages ago I mentioned that I became an an ambassador for Project I Define Me but I haven't spoken about it since. So here's my shameless little plug - featuring a silly photo I took with self timer on my camera... that is definitely not my favourite. I'm not selling anything I promise! [...]

I didn’t know it at the time, but this is why I stuck around. To feel the warmth of the setting sun bathe my skin. To drive home from dinner with a great friend with the windows down, a stomach full of spinach dip, and a heart full of love. Not to know where the [...]

I don't know that I'll ever be fully satisfied with what I write. I also don't know that it's important for why I write in the first place. I might not always love the end product, or think everyone else will too, but the process of putting words to what's going on often helps. This [...]

Don’t leave a trace Don’t want any crumbs Like we don’t want any more holes in the wall. Chew quietly, But the right things, But not too much. Don’t walk on your heels, Your presence is too loud. we don’t want drinking So that means no cutlery clinking. We don’t want lies, So no speaking. [...]

“I Feel Fat”

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 [...]

If you’re unhappy with your body, just repeat after us: You are the new hotness

Too many of us struggle to achieve a body ideal that’s just not obtainable by humans. It’s time to redefine what’s good, healthy and attractive on our own terms, say writers (and sisters) Emily Nagoski and Amelia Nagoski. The Bikini Industrial Complex. That’s our name for the $100 billion cluster of businesses that profit by setting [...]

blogging

helps me hear my own thoughts. I'm more confident with graphite, ink, or keys than I am with speech. I can express what I'm too afraid to say. You can't hear my voice shake in text on a screen. No one can interrupt me when I type. No one speaks over me. I don't have [...]

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 [...]