Tag Archives: Recovery

Confessions of a Bikini Queen

A few months ago, I had the pleasure of meeting a young woman named Lisa Clift at a mutual friend’s house.  Over the course of the evening we discussed our lives, and when I shared my passion for mental health and healing body image issues, I was refreshed by her openness surrounding her own history with ... read more

Inner Housekeeping: Clear Your Mental Clutter

Our houses aren’t the only things that get cluttered–our minds do too!  Many of us are emotional hoarders, and have so many feelings stacked up in inside that we can barely move around anymore.  If that sounds familiar, then it may be time for some inner housekeeping. For those of us who are ... read more

Recovery Survival Guide: Birthdays

For anyone in recovery, especially at the beginning, birthdays can be extremely stressful, if not panic inducing.  Birthday cake, birthday dinners, birthday drinks, birthday parties, having your picture taken more than usual…all of these carry potential to be triggering in eating disorder recovery. ... read more

Three Keys to Successful Recovery

Recovery is tough, no question.  It might feel damn near impossible when you’re in the throes of it, but as many can attest, it can be done!  Whether you’re struggling with drugs, alcohol, an eating disorder, sex, gambling, or even in some cases depression, the psychological underpinnings are very ... read more

Curve Ball

Every now and then, life throws us something that puts our own problems in perspective.  My mom and I took this back in April the morning before her first chemo treatment for breast cancer.  She has a better attitude about cancer than I do about my body image, and it certainly has been a reality check. ... read more

Recovery Survival Guide: Weddings

  So you’ve been invited to a wedding. Awesome! Weddings are beautiful occasions to celebrate love, community and commitment. There’s usually free food, free alcohol, dancing, general merry making…what’s not to like, right?  Well, it depends.  If you’re recovering from an ... read more

Gamification

I tend to approach recovery (and just life in general) as a series of games.  Why? Well there are two main reasons: 1) Games are fun. 2) It takes a lot of the pressure off, seriousness out, and keeps challenges from feeling endless. Some of my favorite games are the “To-Do List Wipe-Out” ... read more