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 [...]
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 [...]
Here's something I wrote for Libero Magazine. Let me tell you, putting "my story" into (fewer than 1,000) words was difficult, but something I couldn't even consider doing a year ago. As hard as its been to get to where I am and as confusing as it is to think about it all, I'm generally [...]
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.
Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
Maybe, in my own small way I'm leading a rebellion. From my living room. Rebelling against the beliefs that kept me sick, trapped, and suffering my whole life. Rebelling against my illness telling me differently. A middle finger in the air to the toxic "rest is for the weak" messages. Maybe there's a good reason it's uncomfortable.