A Father’s Day Lesson

#HonestyHour Father’s Day is upon us here in the US. And every year, when it comes, I am full of just a mixed bag of emotions: love, gratitude, admiration, feeling blessed — those are all pretty common, and wonderful things. But since my anorexia, I have to be honest: in my mind and heart, thisContinue reading A Father’s Day Lesson

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For the Girls Whose Lives aren’t Rainbows and Butterflies

Recovering from an eating disorder is tough stuff. It’s scary. Mentally, emotionally and physically painful. You have extreme mood swings. Crippling self-doubt and hatred. You have to resist urges to exercise, purge, self-harm, what-have-you. There’s a constant inner battle of whether or not you should really surrender your eating disorder. Not to mention all the food and planning and calorie counting and mealContinue reading For the Girls Whose Lives aren’t Rainbows and Butterflies

When Looking Back Hurts

Looking back at painful times can be…well…painful. Reflecting on times where you were put through trials and suffering can make you feel numb or depressed, and it can open up wounds that you thought had healed. Being in recovery, looking back on the harrowing time when I was in my disease could be very desolate.Continue reading When Looking Back Hurts

Taking Off the Mask (Part 1)

“I’m fine.” Those two little words are the biggest lie in all of history. When I was entrenched in my anorexia, that was my motto. End of story. Everything was always, “I’m fine.” Maybe you can relate. But with those two little words, I was able to keep everyone at arm’s distance. I wasn’t lettingContinue reading Taking Off the Mask (Part 1)

Relationship #RealTalk: Toxic Relationships

The dictionary defines “toxic” as “harmful or deadly.” Other synonyms include poisonous, lethal, and virulent. Yikes. There will come a time in your recovery, where you have to take a cold, hard, look at your past, and ask the question, “Do I have toxic relationships in my life?” Spoiler alert: This is not a funContinue reading Relationship #RealTalk: Toxic Relationships

Relationship #RealTalk: Broken Relationships

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