Enough’s Enough

Sometimes, you’ve got to take a good, hard look in the mirror and say, “Enough’s enough.” And friends, that is a very frank and very difficult conversation to have with yourself. In just two little words. For in that small-but-powerful statement…shit.gets.real. A lot of times, in recovery, you can get…a little too comfortable. I know I did,Continue reading Enough’s Enough

An Open Self-#RealTalk Sesh

Sometimes life is less than optimum. For one reason or another, we just feel crummy. Maybe ED’s lies are particularly loud. Perhaps we’re feeling anxiety over an intake increase. Maybe we’re feeling down about our body image. Or we had a squabble with a loved one. Whatever the reason, we’re just feeling crappy, for lack of a better word.Continue reading An Open Self-#RealTalk Sesh

Burn the Labels

Who are you? Ask anyone that question, and most likely, you’ll get one of a handful of answers: Most people will list their profession, or what they do. I’m a doctor, lawyer, teacher, actor, student, etc. Others will list something they’re known for: I’m a volleyball player. I’m violinist. They’ll spit you their label. AsContinue reading Burn the Labels

The Truth About Exercise in Recovery

Alright, beautiful Warriors. Time for a little bit of Wednesday night #RealTalk. And I’m gonna be straight up – Just like I like my tequila. 🙂 Exercise. What comes to mind when you hear that word? Do you feel anxious, maybe because you wish you could be doing it right now? Do you feel guilty, maybeContinue reading The Truth About Exercise in Recovery

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

Overcoming Insomnia

It’s 4:21am. You’ve been literally tossing and turning for five hours. Willing yourself to sleep. Begging your brain to just shut down for the day. Pleading your mind to just let you fall asleep. You’ve tried praying. Counting sheep. Listening to music. Counting backwards. But to no avail. You have insomnia. It was the baneContinue reading Overcoming Insomnia

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

What I Learned from Losing My Hair

I had a haircut today. And sitting in that chair, as my hair dresser exclaims, “You’ve got so much hair!” I remember the long journey that has brought me here. You see, during my anorexia, my hair fell out. I mean, literally all of it. Not just like, “Oh my hair’s thinning!” No. We’re talking…I lost about 90%Continue reading What I Learned from Losing My Hair