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Struggling to find an Ah-Ha moment in Recovery

Written by: Aurora Vendramini I heard many times in treatment, “You can’t recover until you want to recover.” It is true. However, nobody ever told me how to want to recover. I have read books written by recovered people and listened to recovered people speak. They always spoke about this thing that I will call an ‘Ah…

Everyone Knows Somebody

Written by: Greta Gleissner Prior to recovery, when my bulimia started over two decades ago, in 1990, I didn’t know anyone else with bulimia. That seems strange now, since bulimia had been a diagnosis in the DSM-III since 1980. In any case, I knew one person who identified as a chronic dieter and overeater, and…

Dear ED: A Mother’s Letter

Dear ED, I’ve been meaning to write to you for awhile.  There’s a lot I have to say. I remember the day my daughter told me you came to visit her.  It was nine years ago and I was on the phone with her walking to my car after work.  I’ll never forget that call….

Food and Body Talk – Questioning What Seems “Normal”

Written by: Rebecca Clegg, LPC The other day I was in line at Yoforia, my favorite frozen yogurt store. I was standing behind two young girls, who were agonizing over their topping selections. “I really want M&M’s”, said one girl to the other. “Ugh, me too, but I shouldn’t…I don’t want to deal with the…

Beliefs of a Perfect Recovery: Why Having Them is Hurting You

Image Credit: Let Go by Hi It’s Poorva Written by: Tayla Anne I had anorexia and throughout my whole recovery I had never really understood just what the word actually meant. Recovery. How do you know when you’ve gotten there? For me, it’s not so much about “getting” somewhere, but rather it’s more about continually learning…

Putting Eating Disorders Behind Bars

Written by: Kate Barton Eating disorders make me mad. They are unjust. Nobody DESERVES to have an eating disorder, something which admittedly, has taken me a while to see. Eating disorders lie. I know this because that’s how I got hooked in the first place. I looked in the mirror and fell through it and…

Your Eating Disorder Doesn’t Define You

Image Credit: Recovery Quotes via We Heart It Written by: Ashley Marquess People warned me the first year out of treatment would be hard. But I wasn’t prepared for this. Everyday I have an inner battle to whether or not to act on behaviors. The loud voice of my disorder saying “yes! Do it! You’ll…

Guest Post: Safety in Numbers

Written by: McCall Rewind the clock two years ago and you would find me slumped over the toilet banishing every particle of food from my body. You would find me broken and shattered. You would find me in my closet curled up crying in disbelief to what my life had come to. You would find…

Maybe you’re just hungry

When you have a headache… When you have no energy… When you’re absolutely exhausted and sleepy… When your mind feels loopy and hyperactive… Ever stop and think, that maybe you’re just hungry? Maybe you just need a nap. Maybe your body is trying to tell you something. Think about it. When your body feels off-kilter,…

Why I binge.

by Sui Solitaire I binge when I need more: rest, sleep, food, spiritual sustenance, love from myself. I binge when I misinterpret my hungers, when I don’t honor my hungers. I binge when I’m hungry: hungry for more. Hungry for more life, more joy, more of what I know I deserve… but scared to make…

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