There can be grace in not knowing and there is silent revolution in taking steps forward despite fear and self-doubt. It can be empowering to work on yourself and build fundamental trust in who you are so you can move beyond knowing that you will be by your own side. 9 things that represent healing for me.
When was the last time you tried something for the first time? After living in Canada for 21 years, this weekend I finally had the chance to go skiing for the first time. Despite my initial reluctance - i.e. that I dislike the snow, winter and being cold - I had such a good time. [...]
I know what it’s like to be in so much darkness that you can’t even comprehend navigating your way out - let alone accept that people are telling you you have to do it yourself. That’s why I’m here to remind you that the first step doesn’t have to be huge. Start small. I had [...]
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 [...]
I've been reflecting on the stages of recovery and realizing that no matter where you may be in your journey, it is always valid. No part of working on yourself or attempting to move forward from your pain invalidates anything you went through to get here. No part of giving up the negative coping mechanisms [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]