thankful body.

If you have an eating disorder, you know that recovery is not a one-and-done thing. I'm not talking about a treatment center or recovery program -- those can certainly be one-time things. I'm talking about the everyday, 24-7, constant reality of living with an eating disorder. There are moments when ED is quiet, but he … Continue reading thankful body.

asking for a friend.

This past week I had someone ask me about how to be a good, supportive friend to someone with an eating disorder. Although she did tell him that she has an ED, he mentioned that he notices worrying behavior, and he doesn't know how to respond to it. He felt like he could ask me … Continue reading asking for a friend.

the disbelievers, the pathologizers, and the empathizers.

Typically family members will be the first ones to learn of a loved one's mental illness. Living day to day with people, it becomes hard to hide certain parts of one's self. Sometimes, out of desperation for help, people will either confide in those close to them or act in a way that makes it … Continue reading the disbelievers, the pathologizers, and the empathizers.

recover(y).

re·cov·er·y (rəˈkəv(ə)rē/) noun 1. a return to a normal state of health, mind, or strength. 2. the action or process of regaining possession or control of something stolen or lost. I've come to accept that I will always be in a state of recovery. As the first definition states, it is a process of returning to … Continue reading recover(y).