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 [...]

6 Simple Ways to Take Care of Yourself Over the Holidays

Inspired by this prompt. Buy yourself chapstick and moisturizer. Even though they may seem silly, These small comforts can make me feel significantly better! 2. Stay hydrated Taking care of yourself physically, even if it's a small thing, can boost your spirits. 3. Meditate, stretch, or doing breathing exercises. Take a few minutes to release [...]

9 Questions to ask of your negative thoughts

Prompted by today's word of the day. Mental illness is usually associated with misleading thought patterns that have left well-worn tracks in our brain. Oftentimes however, we take those paths simply because they're easier at this point and we don't notice the opposing evidence. Recognizing our cognitive faux-pas can be difficult, and making a habit [...]