My first day back in residential was yesterday and so far I am doing okay. Meals have gone fine and I completed my supplement last night. Needless to say, it is so much easier than the first time. I have a better mindset and I am more recovery focused this time around. Everything seems just… Continue reading Back in residential: Update
Listen to your body, it knows what it needs. For so long, I tried to ignore the signals that my body was desperately sending me. First, it was “stop moving, please rest for just one day”. A regimented exercise schedule left my body tired and defeated and it tried to tell me this in any… Continue reading Listen to your body…
Elementary School: How easy it was to look in the mirror as a six year old. After throwing together a mismatched outfit and clasping my hair in a high pony I would run to the bathroom in the morning to quickly brush my teeth, eager for a breakfast of waffles and syrup. “Ooh!” I would… Continue reading The evolution of looking in the mirror
Eating disorders are so incredibly strong. Just when I thought I had restored enough weight to make it on my own and step down to a lower level of care, ED grew louder yet again. I have been in PHP (partial hospitalization program) for only a week now and the recommendation was changed back to… Continue reading A bump in the road
Productivity, defined as the effectiveness of productive effort, especially in industry, as measured in terms of the rate of output per unit of input. When in balance, productivity is an admirable attribute that can enrich lives and serve as a catalyst for successful careers. But productivity can also become an obsession if taken to an… Continue reading Productivity.
I recently read the novel The Priority List by David Menasche. If you haven't read the book, I highly encourage you to try it. It is written by a teacher with terminal brain cancer who, in his last few months of life, visits his past students all over the country. Through his travels, he is… Continue reading My Priority List
There will be days when you mourn the loss of your eating disorder. There will be moments of anger and frustration and times when you will want to reverse all of the progress you have made. I have experienced these feelings over and over again in treatment. The most important takeaway from this? Recovery is… Continue reading Words are so much easier.