[Potential CW] It's often hard to honour a commitment to someone you dislike, So sometimes it's easier to think of self-care and healing as honouring the "Me" who got me here. Doing it for my younger self who was afraid, confused, and alone, but who held on despite it all. The child who blew out [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]
We're all just broken people searching for ways to heal ourselves, or chasing the courage to believe we're worthy to try. - J.S.
A thoughtful note submitted to me by a reader that I thought I'd share. I'll let his simple eloquence do the talking: "I will say this... One of the things people probably say most often about my being a writer is how cathartic it must be, how it must help me get rid of stuff. [...]
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.
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 [...]
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 [...]
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 [...]