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 [...]
"What I will also say to anyone who is currently on this side of the recovery fence is, I see you and I want you to know that you have no idea how much strength you have. I want you to know that while it might feel like your eating disorder is who you are, [...]
I might not be able to trust that depression or anxiety won't come knocking again. In fact, I can probably trust the opposite to be true - that I will likely always be a little more vulnerable to a lower mood and to higher levels of anxiety. But despite now knowing what the future holds, [...]
Hope persists, So don't give up, For only the smallest spark Is needed to ignite a wildfire.
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 [...]