Recovery

Reflection

Making friends with my reflection is still a day by day process. We are trained to be critical so that we keep buying cosmetics. We are trained that loving yourself and how you look means you’re “full of yourself.” I took that to heart early on, and unlearning that doesn’t happen ... read more

Don’t Get too Hungry

One of my top recommendations for anyone recovering from bulimia, Eating Disorder Not Otherwise Specified (EDNOS), Anorexia or binge eating disorder, is NEVER let yourself get too hungry. Keep almonds or Quest Bars on hand. If you’re worried about being able to control portions, keep snacks around ... read more

Puppy Love

Whether you’re having a good day or bad, puppy kisses make everything better.  Animals are good for the soul. read more

Into the Light

There will be days when darkness tries to overtake you, and the choice of happiness seems completely impossible.  That’s OK.  Losing a battle doesn’t mean losing the war. read more

Recover Playfully

Growing older doesn’t mean letting go of fun and play, or losing touch with your inner child.  Recovery requires loving all parts of yourself, and if you’re too serious in the process, you’ll want to give up.  It doesn’t matter what people think–I like bunnies, glitter and ... read more

Out of the Darkness

Some days are a struggle for me.  I feel alone.  I feel scared.  I feel like hiding.  And then I remember that my life isn’t just mine.  I don’t exist in a vacuum.  I influence everything around me whether I want to or not.  For years I ran from that, and tried to pretend I didn’t ... read more