Mindful Meal Group – Week One

Around a month ago I made the decision to no longer work with my (now former) dietitian. I made a lot of progress working with her and I am eternally grateful for her help. When we met I was in a very deep relapse and with her assistance, I got to the point I am … Continue reading Mindful Meal Group – Week One

NEDA Week – The Problematic Nature of Before and After’s

February 26th, 2018 marks the beginning of National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. The week is designed to create awareness, conversation, and advocacy for the treatment and prevention of eating disorders. However, the other day I was scrolling through Instagram and came across a comment that called NEDA Week "the most triggering week of the year." My heart … Continue reading NEDA Week – The Problematic Nature of Before and After’s

24!

As you read this, I am most likely on my way to Universal Orlando Resort to celebrate my 24th birthday at the Wizarding World of Harry Potter! I am writing this post early so I can post it on my actual birthday. My parents got me tickets as a combined Christmas/birthday gift, and I could not … Continue reading 24!

One Year Later

One year ago I called my therapist and made one of the most important decisions of my life. At the time, I was the lowest weight I had been in years, physically and emotionally exhausted beyond belief, and slipping further into anorexia with each passing day. Therapy sessions were full of tears, arguments over how much … Continue reading One Year Later

What Does Recovery Really Mean For Depression and Anxiety?

Recovery is defined in the dictionary as, "a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength." With a broken arm, recovery means resetting the bones into place, getting a cast, and letting the arm heal. With an eating disorder, it means stopping behaviors, potential weight management in one way or another, and regaining … Continue reading What Does Recovery Really Mean For Depression and Anxiety?