We live in a culture that applauds being busy, exhaustion, productivity, being overworked, underpaid, and, honestly….underfed. If you stop by any college library or visit a bar downtown that’s bustling with millennials, it’ll probably be less than five minutes before you hear someone talk about how busy they are. And I get it. A lot … Continue reading How I stopped hating alone time.
If you're in recovery from an eating disorder, you know the feeling: you want to commit to recovery and not feel so miserable, but you refuse to gain weight or maybe you still want to lose weight. So many of the questions I get here and on Instagram revolve around that--how do I recover without … Continue reading I’ll recover if…
Just the other day, my friend Jessica texted me about a post she saw on instagram from a former classmate. The post pretty much spouted off about this person's newest diet, how we're all "addicted to sugar" and how much better this person feels now that they're "a new person." A new person? Because you … Continue reading Diets are lying to you. Here’s how.
We hear it over and over: the freshman fifteen, the idea that once you get over the age of 50 you just "stop caring" about your appearance, how women everywhere need to "bounce back" to their pre-pregnancy body. People are constantly talking about this idea that if your body changes, you've let yourself go. By … Continue reading So you’ve let yourself go…or at least, that’s what diet culture is telling you.
If you scroll through Instagram and poke around in the various corners of the recovery community on the internet, you'll likely stumble upon photos of people in their underwear, information about weight lost/gained, and a decent amount of people who are still focusing on their bodies and the numbers that come along with recovery. Eating … Continue reading Why we shouldn’t be focused on numbers in recovery
The other night when I had dinner with a friend, I heard myself say something that I thought quite nicely described the view point on life lately: happiness is hard work. What I mean by that is that happiness doesn't just happen. It doesn't just come, good relationships don't just pop up, and anything worth … Continue reading Happiness is hard work