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?
Back in July the media, as well as the mental health community, were abuzz with discussion of a new film that debuted on Netflix. "To The Bone," tells the story of a young woman in her 20's battling anorexia. The film has been criticized for its graphic nature and triggering content. It is not a … Continue reading Feed – The Eating Disorder Movie That (Finally) Gets It Right
Look up #edrecovery on Instagram, and you will find thousands of pictures of meals artfully placed. Click on the accounts, and you will see the account's feed is full of nothing but these pictures. Within these images, you can easily find some trends. Protein bars run rampant along with the unfortunate newer invention of low-calorie … Continue reading Why I Don’t Post Pictures of My Food During ED Recovery
Trigger Warning - Sexual assault/rape/PTSD Recently, British journalist and TV personality Piers Morgan commented on recent statement's made by Lady Gaga. One week ago, Lady Gaga visited the Ali Forney Center in Harlem. The center gives housing to homeless LGBTQ Youth. While talking to the young adults, she opened up to them about her experience … Continue reading An Open Letter to Piers Morgan, in Regards to Lady Gaga
Happy December! I think it is so cool that I can make it snow on my blog 🙂 Cute and festive, although I absolutely hate the cold. I spend a fair amount of time on YouTube watching all types of channels such as comedy channels, vlog channels, and more. Because I watch so many videos, I … Continue reading In Defense of Trigger Warnings
Last January, I wrote a post where I opened up for the first time about living with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder. Earlier this month, there was a lot of discussion happening surrounding some comments that Donald Trump had made about veterans living with PTSD. Now, I am not going to get into my opinion on … Continue reading What Someone with PTSD Wants You to Know
So, I am somewhat totally obsessed with watching YouTube videos all the time. Typically, I watch at least 90 minutes every day. Note - at least... 😛 I watch all types of videos, such as comedy, beauty/fashion, blogs, informative, etc. One of my favorite channels is Buzzfeed's videos. Today, they posted a video and I think … Continue reading Sometimes…This Isn’t a Compliment
Typically, blogging has been my way to work through emotions, try to help others, spread awareness, and follow my desire to change the way we look at eating disorders. I love writing, and this whole experience has been so cathartic. However, I am truly not being hyperbolic, when I say that I have just been … Continue reading Self Care and a Needed Break
I babysat today. The girl I babysat for is awesome! She is ten years old, and she likes a lot of things I used to enjoy or play with when I was her age. We went up into her playroom that is essentially an attic that has been transformed into a "tweens" dream. The room … Continue reading A Rude Awakening – Kids and Body Image
Today is International Women’s Day! I am sure you can imagine by now that I am a big fan of days where we women are celebrating how badass and amazing we are. Women are just amazing, and that needs to always be celebrated! When I was at TK, my therapist JD printed me out a … Continue reading International Women’s Day!