Back in 2013 my sister spent some time living in Paris, and my LUCKY ASS got to go visit. BUT of course, I was not doing too hot back then ED-wise so instead of *appreciating* the fact that my parents paid my way and scheduled fun things for us to all do, I spent my … Continue reading I went to Paris (again)
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
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 written posts in the past about certain diet foods and how I *hate* them, but I've been thinking a lot lately about WHY we do certain things we do in recovery. I think a lot of people hold on to certain diet foods (halo top, fat free *insert anything here*, or low sugar options) … Continue reading When diet culture and your ED collide
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
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?
If you're anything like me, picking an outfit for an important event can sometimes be stressful and can lead to an increase in body focus. This doesn't really happen to me so much anymore, but in early recovery, I knew that holidays meant an outfit freak out. I think this is really normal. I learned pretty … Continue reading The most *stressful* time of the year?