I thought my absence from this blog reflected having more pressing things to attend to (with school and work being back in full swing) but I realized this afternoon that it might be a reflection of the larger trend of not prioritizing my own recovery or self-care. With school once again providing a competitive atmosphere [...]
With the power of technology and connection these days we really have the ability to make or break habits in the palm of our hands. Taking responsibility for my social media usage and the kind of content I engage with has been really beneficial in my recovery journey. Battling mental illness can be nothing short [...]
I unfortunately completely forgot to respond to last week's mental health prompt with travelling and starting back to school and work but I'm back! Here's the original prompt if you would like to participate. "Boundaries are the distance at which I can love me and you simultaneously". - Mike Foster 1. How would you describe [...]
In most eating disorder recovery groups I've attended the inevitable debate about how to deal with triggering information always comes up. Some people believe there's no point in censoring what patients share because triggers are (truthfully) unavoidable. Others believe that creating the safest space possible is important for navigating early recovery. Personally, I think I [...]
It's a difficult thing to do - to take responsibility for your future without shaming yourself for your past. It's not easy to welcome what I know now without turning around and feeling guilty for not seeing before. It's been hard for me to grasp that moving forward doesn't in any way invalidate where I [...]
For instructions on how to participate in this week's prompt see Beckie's post here! 1. Were there signs of your self-care routine lacking before you were officially diagnosed with a mental illness/disorders? Definitely. My self-care was entirely absent. I never knew how to take care of myself and I'm still learning. Did you (or) do [...]
8 Tips for managing social anxiety
Exposures offer a safe environment to build confident in our ability to navigate situations we once found frightening.
Just because something doesn't show up the way you'd expect, doesn't mean it's not worth welcoming.
Simply by opening the door to a new perspective you can begin to give yourself an opportunity to take your power back from self-defeating automatic thoughts.