BROKEN AND ASHAMED: MARIE’S EATING DISORDER STORY.

Sponsored Blog Post: We are grateful to Magnolia Creek for this recovery story and outlining the essence of their incredible work. So often we think diets are the answer to our weight loss and for some the key to happiness.  For Marie, a diet at age 10 was the gateway to an eating disorder. As one of […]

You Are Not Selfish, You Are Human.

Oh, does it feel good to be typing again! I was down for the count for nearly a week with the flu and a severe lung infection. Let me preface this by saying, I hate being sick! I always have and as far as I can tell, I always will. And yes, nobody really enjoys […]

Listen Up, Hollywood!

Even though Women’s History Month officially ended a week ago, I’m of the firm opinion that honoring women who are doing good work and promoting positive body image is something that should be shouted from the rooftops 365 days a year. So today, in recognition of someone who’s taking on one of the most difficult […]

It Just Doesn\’t Matter.

February 20th, 2019. I’m tucked away, ready for bed.  But of course, my mind is not the least bit tired. But not because I cannot stop thinking about calories or exercising, nor what I am going to eat for dinner on Sunday or how on Earth I am going to keep juggling a million and […]

It Just Doesn\’t Matter.

February 20th, 2019. I’m tucked away, ready for bed.  But of course, my mind is not the least bit tired. But not because I cannot stop thinking about calories or exercising, nor what I am going to eat for dinner on Sunday or how on Earth I am going to keep juggling a million and […]

It Just Doesn\’t Matter.

February 20th, 2019. I’m tucked away, ready for bed.  But of course, my mind is not the least bit tired. But not because I cannot stop thinking about calories or exercising, nor what I am going to eat for dinner on Sunday or how on Earth I am going to keep juggling a million and […]

Recovery Story #33: It Saved My Life.

I grew up being a runner. Since I was 11 I was taught that runners looked and ate a certain way. As I got older it continued to be reinforced, and in high school, I began restricting my intake. This meant that my body never matured the way it was supposed to. I became a […]

At Any Cost, I Will Be Remembered As More.

In just a few short months, I will be celebrating 6 years since I began my recovery journey. 6 years of hard work, exhausting therapy, body changes, and new opportunities. There have been days that have brought me to my knees and nearly sent me back to the familiar warmth of my ED. There have […]

I Wake Up Everyday.

I in no way chose to develop an eating disorder, but every single morning I wake up and most certainly choose recovery. Every single day I choose that I am not only going to abstain from behaviors that once used to dictate my entire being but also choose to believe in the emotionally and cognitively […]

It Begins And Ends With Empathy; Remembering Karen Carpenter.

As the 35th anniversary of legendary singer and songwriter, Karen Carpenter\’s, passing, came and went early last month, we can all take a moment and reflect upon what her existence means for us as a recovery community today. After spending her teenage years being called “chubby”, Carpenter resorted to an intense regimen of dieting. What started […]