Recovery from an eating disorder is a lifelong journey. Even after 13 years, a trip up can and will happen. From Top Eating Disorder Recovery Blogger, how to overcome triggering comments and situations. #recovery Continue reading Fighting Demons
It is with a heavy heart that I share tonight’s blog post. This weekend, we lost a member of the eating disorder recovery community. Eating disorders are so grossly misunderstood.
It is my prayer that we can raise awareness about the severity and warning signs of such a devastating disease – which has the highest mortality rate of all mental illnesses. Continue reading In Memoriam
If you’ve lived though an eating disorder, it’s no secret that they take a toll on your relationships. We all know the damage it brings to the body and to the mind, but the havoc ED wreaks on relationships is often overlooked. Eating disorders are like a Category F5 tornado. They rip through and leaveContinue reading Relationship #RealTalk: Broken Relationships
Recovery is hard. Things can be going fine – swell even — and then all of a sudden – BAM! – something triggers an emotional break down, or – BAM! — you all of a sudden will internally freak out about the number of calories you’re consuming. Or you’ll be having a great day, determinedContinue reading GET ANGRY
As I’ve mentioned before, anorexia is not about the weight. It’s about the Lie that is feeding her eating disorder, and causing her such intense self-hatred, which manifests itself in eating disorder behaviors. And that true healing comes only when that Lie – that Voice of ED – is silenced and replaced with the Truth:Continue reading The Truth About Weight Restoration
I definitely saw some pretty crazy and intense things during my three-month stay at inpatient. There was one girl who came in for bulimia, and during the morning weigh ins, she would somehow smuggle rocks in her undergarments to make herself weigh more. Like I said, every ounce counts at inpatient. This was the sameContinue reading All About Control