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May 21, 2020
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5 Secrets to Cultivating Positive Body Image

“Mirror mirror on the wall, You don’t get to make the call Of who I am, or how I see, The beauty inside and out of me.” Body image encompasses so much more than what we see in the mirror. How we look, how we feel, our memories and our expectations all factor into body image. Beyond our personal histories and feelings, societal messages also influence body image. Sometimes, those societal messages can feel relentless…
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May 19, 2020
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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 going remote sort of felt like a golden opportunity to be home together raising a…
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May 14, 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 have to admit I was scared to experience joy. I didn’t think I deserved happiness.…
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May 12, 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 been through, or are currently dealing with. The bottom line is that life is tough…
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May 07, 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 is a cultivation of the good, the bad, and everything in between. We all go…
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