A Journey Through Eating Disorders Support & Recovery

Pet Therapy: It’s Real.

When shelter in place became official, so did my status as a dog owner. Not exactly what I was expecting in the puppy adoption process, but if this pandemic has taught me anything it’s that timelines never go as planned. My partner and I were wanting to adopt a puppy for a while now, and the timing of our lives…
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May 19, 2020
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Unfound Joy and Laughter

I have been searching and yearning for joy and laughter in my journey of eating disorder recovery. I couldn’t remember the last time I really laughed or felt joy. So when people would say, “just remember how you used to feel,” I felt defeated. Finding joy and laughter are part of my search for freedom from my eating disorder. I…
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May 14, 2020
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Goal 2020 – ReWilding

Spring has sprung! Sort of, anyway. After the longest winters of the longest winters with a side-order of quarantine, many people are looking forward to greenery, gardens, and hours in the sun. I know I don’t need to go into a long dissertation as to how COVID-19 has sent all of our lives into a tailspin–we all know what we’ve…
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May 12, 2020
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Everyone Has a Why

There’s a reason you ended up on this site. Whether you have a loved one with an eating disorder, you have an eating disorder, or you are a professional in the field, this blog post isn’t something you just stumbled upon by a random chance of fate. If it is, you just got very lucky. Life as we know it…
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May 07, 2020
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Where Alcoholism and Eating Disorders Meet: A Recovery Story

Are we going to make it through this time? Of course we are. We have already survived so much and we will survive this too. When developing our #GivingTuesdayNOW campaign, I thought of what I needed to get through this time. What I have always needed to get through tough times is a reminder of how much I have already…
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May 05, 2020
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A Letter to Athletes

Dear Athletes Endeavoring to Navigate this Current Global Crisis, To the competitors that were at the height of their careers, retired and recreational athletes, and the aspiring athletes seeking mentorship, guidance and inspiration. What a bizarre time! Honestly, this feels like some sort of twisted episode of the Twilight Zone. This surely is one opponent we never knew we would…
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April 30, 2020
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Navigating Recovery During a Pandemic: A Nurse’s Story

It seems safe to say that this past month has rocked our world. We worry for the health and safety of our friends and family, and we grieve the loss of our routines and sense of normalcy. Some of us may even be mourning the loss of treasured friends and family members. In times like this, it can feel difficult…
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April 28, 2020
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Managing Stress with Effective Self-Care

My smartwatch keeps telling me my heart rate is elevated these days. It also keeps alerting me about a new headline regarding COVID-19, inclement weather, or some other less-than-pleasant event. It feels inevitable that certain elements of our new reality will affect my stress level. Here are nine helpful ways I’m managing my stress these days using self-care. 1) Disconnect…
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April 14, 2020
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Supporting Eating Disorder Recovery During COVID-19

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic and begin to define our “new normal”, it’s important to acknowledge the impact these times can have on individuals suffering from an untreated eating disorder, as well as those who are in recovery.  The related uncertainty and stress can trigger or exacerbate eating disordered behaviors. Additionally, shelter in place mandates provides increased opportunities for…
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April 11, 2020
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Taking Back the Power From My Eating Disorder

I used to think that recovery was getting to a place in my life where I was no longer engaging in behaviors. I believed it to be the moment when I would love my body no matter what, and I would be happy and bullet proof and a self-help guru. I believed that recovery was this magical place where I…
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April 09, 2020
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