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

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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?

Why I Don’t Post Pictures of My Food During ED Recovery

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

An Open Letter to Piers Morgan, in Regards to Lady Gaga

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