Health is not a size. Health is not a weight. We have been conditioned to associate the size of our bodies with our health. Healthy bodies come in all shapes and sizes. What is healthy for my body is different than what is healthy for your body.
When my self-care time is lacking it shows up, most often in irritability with my spouse. We’re all busy people. That’s the society we live in, so taking that time to be mindful of what you need is so important. It’s easy to get lost in the “go, go, go” mentality, or the “everyone before me” state of mind. Neither of those options are showing yourself the love you deserve.
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 with self-compassion was my first step in recovery. You deserve to figure out how to love yourself <3
Eating disorder recovery is not a straight line. It has been full of little slips and falls. The difference is now I get back up. Now I have people and a life well beyond what I ever imagined possible counting on me, relying on me every day.
By speaking out, you are owning your truth and taking back control. Secrecy breeds shame and I am ready to silence the shame.
Courage is waking up everyday and choosing to fight your battles.
Learning what it means to truly love and care for myself has been a long journey. Tonight, I took care of myself and truly listened to what my body needed.
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.
Love yourself. Love your fears, your pain, your past, and your scars. You are beautiful and you are worth it.