Self care can be a glamorized topic for our generation. Scroll on instagram and you can see champagne, bubble baths, and rose petals, but I'm guessing the majority of us don't necessarily have the time or the money to make our self care that lavish. (If you do, more power to ya.) Self care is … Continue reading Self care (is actually self compassion)
I've said it on my blog before that I don't think sharing our eating disorders story is helpful, so that's why I've vowed to never share mine. I think for many, hearing how sick other people were awakens the beast, which immediately starts telling us that we aren't and never were 'sick enough.' Now, if you've … Continue reading Re(dis)covery
While all clothes shopping can be a stressful experience, jeans seem to be the one that most people really hate. So that being said, I've also got some stuff to say about pants (and why sizes are stupid). Eating disorders are often fueled by numbers, and pants sizes are no exception. Even in recovery, numbers … Continue reading Why sizes SHOULDN’T matter
In our diet and exercise obsessed culture, you'll hear a lot of people say "the only workout you'll regret is the one you don't do." As far as I'm concerned, that's false. And it's also inherently tied in diet culture because if you're mad at yourself for not working out, it sounds like you've got … Continue reading Exercising in recovery
Hi everyone! Below is a guest post written for you all by my wonderful friend, Charlotte. I asked Charlotte to share her story with us because it's always important to recognize that eating disorders and disordered eating affect people of all genders, races, religions, sizes, socioeconomic statuses, and more. Content warning: this post contains vague … Continue reading We Must Be Brave – guest post
I feel like pretty often, when I'm scrolling through instagram or clicking through people's stories, I find pictures of people's tummies, butts, thighs, boobs, you name it. A lot of people in the recovery world like to share pictures of their bodies in a way that promotes self love in an authentic way. Most of … Continue reading Why do people really post body pics on instagram?
For those of you who follow my instagram, you know I'm currently reading I Thought It Was Just Me (but it isn't) by Brené Brown. If you have't heard of her or any of her books, PLEASE, and I mean *PLEASE* check her out. She is a goddess. She is a hero. She is unbelievably … Continue reading Connection vs. disconnection