You will feel like you cannot go on keep going You will hate your current situation keep going You will make new friends and form lasting relationships keep going You will go on new adventures keep going You will cry so hard that you feel you will never stop crying keep going You will have … Continue reading Keep Going
Today was hard. Often, I post things that are mainly positive and the "good" parts of recovery. I also desire to be honest, however, and the truth is that I am exhausted today and it was a really challenging day. I have said before that recovery is not easy...today definitely proved that true. Yesterday was … Continue reading Today Was Hard
A long, cheesy, heartfelt, etc. post where I share my gratitude. Happy Thanksgiving, folks!
New layout for the blog! I think it should be easier to find posts this way...I'm still playing with it. But, I am loving the ability to customize it with fun backgrounds, etc. I'll admit that I am pretty excited for a Christmas background 🙂 Yesterday, my post was some personal thoughts during a moment … Continue reading Tips For Surviving Thanksgiving – Help From Proud2Bme & recoverywarriors.com
Right now, it is the 25th at 1:22 AM here and I should possibly definitely be sleeping. I am a total night-owl! I could easily be nocturnal. I am still disappointed that the rest of the world does not seem to agree with this... Admittedly, I am also awake for another reason. I am anxious about the next … Continue reading Late Night Thoughts – Thanksgiving
Thursday, Joy Behar of The View along with Michelle Collins, made some extremely insensitive and ignorant comments about eating disorders. The women were discussing Donald Trump's recent weight loss, and Behar had the audacity to ask whether it was better to be anorexic or bulimic. Collins replied by saying, "Definitely bulimic, you get to enjoy … Continue reading An Open Letter to Joy Behar, Michelle Collins and The View – Eating Disorders Are Not Jokes
Earlier today, I read an online post that I absolutely loved. It was beautiful, touching, and powerful. It is written by http://www.thisiswhereistand.org (check out their site!) and is titled "to all who struggle with an eating disorder: an open letter about recovery." You can read it here if you'd like to. You really should, because it … Continue reading What Is Recovery?
The PHP/IOP program that I was recently at incorporates yoga into their treatment. At first, I was wary of how yoga could aid in my eating disorder recovery. It seemed irrelevant to my struggles and ineffective in my mind. There was a lot of hesitation in my mind as I began the program. It turns … Continue reading Yoga and Eating Disorder Recovery
**Random fun fact, usually I write my blog posts while supervising Pepper's playtime. I have to watch him, or he'll tear the whole house apart with his little teeth. Turns out, chinchillas feet can be detected by an iPad! He's opened apps, typed things, and once almost deleted an entire post!** I'm thinking a little … Continue reading Bring the Rain – MercyMe
Occasionally, I will write or doodle on my hand. I tend to do this, most often, when sitting in a boring class, group, or situation, to entertain myself. There was a period of time where I would always draw a little smiley face on my left thumb. I've also written little motivational words or sayings … Continue reading Feel the Fear & Do it Anyway