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The Beginning of my Self-Love Journey

The Beginning of my Self-Love Journey

Overcoming my eating disorder, started with learning how to treat myself with compassion.
I hated myself. I blamed myself for the OCD, for the rape, and so much more. I could not find a way to treat my present self with compassion.
Love is an action, not a feeling

Love is an action, not a feeling

Shifting the way we look at body acceptance to more of a fluid dance, knowing it is ok to move from acceptance to peace to body positivity to neutrality is a great step. Life is all about a fluid, ever changing, dance. Making peace with our bodies has to start somewhere. And wherever you are in your journey, honor it.
An Excerpt from "The Courage to Hope"-coming later 2021

An Excerpt from "The Courage to Hope"-coming later 2021

I sat at the foot of the bed as the nurse went over the long list of rules: no walking, no getting up out of bed unassisted, three meals and snacks must be completely eaten or I would be given a feeding tube, no visitors other than my immediate family.

I started to cry. “Mom, please don’t leave me here,” I pleaded. “I will eat. I promise. I don’t want to be here.”
Ending the Stigma of Mental Health

Ending the Stigma of Mental Health

It is time. I am not afraid to talk about it anymore. Mental health stigma needs to end.
eating disorder recovery

Do it scared. Just do it.

Courage is a muscle and we build it by doing things that scare us. Do it scared. Just do it. It gets easier and you get stronger. One thing every day that scares you. One thing, that's it. You've got this <3 This was key in my eating disorder recovery. 
Learning to Live

Learning to Live

Learning to live with self-compassion was my first step in recovery. You deserve to figure out how to love yourself <3
Silencing the Shame

Silencing the Shame

By speaking out, you are owning your truth and taking back control. Secrecy breeds shame and I am ready to silence the shame.
The Courage to Try

The Courage to Try

Courage is waking up everyday and choosing to fight your battles.
You Would Never Know

You Would Never Know

The eyes tell you so much about a person. Do you see the pain that was the past? Do you see the strength and courage behind the eyes? To truly know joy, you must have known pain.
I am done. Let's do this.

I am done. Let's do this.

It is time. Time to love ourselves.