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The key to joy: vulnerability

Years ago, my therapist told me that one of the many reasons why I needed to really fight for recovery was because I’d eventually lose the ability to feel. What she meant by this was that by constantly avoiding/restricting myself from feeling negative emotions like sadness, anger, and fear, I would also inevitably be avoiding/restricting myself… Continue reading The key to joy: vulnerability

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What TO say to someone with an ED

I’m posting this from a residential treatment center. I was sent here about a month ago, which explains my blogging hiatus. It’s been tough, but I know that my being here is for the best. Enough about me though, I want to dedicate this post to talking about how people SHOULD talk to someone (presumably… Continue reading What TO say to someone with an ED

Recovery

The problem with “tomorrow”

Tomorrow. A word that refers to the very near future, the day just after today. Tomorrow holds hopes and dreams, it is full of possibilities. Or, if you have an eating disorder or struggle with any type of addictive behavior, tomorrow can be an easy cop-out. For the eating disorder, “tomorrow” is just another way… Continue reading The problem with “tomorrow”

Recovery

If you can’t be scared, be angry

As a follow-up to my previous blog post Recovering without an “aha” moment, I’ve decided to dedicate a post on how to continue to pursue recovery when none of side effects of your ED seem to “scare you out of it.” While it is unfortunately true that many people with treatment-resistant and/or chronic eating disorders are… Continue reading If you can’t be scared, be angry