If you want to conquer the anxiety of life, live in the moment, live in the breath What comes to mind when you think of mindfulness ? …. Awareness? Present? Moment ? Non judgmental? Maybe even acceptance ? Often times we look for validation from others. When friends, family and loved ones fails to validate… Continue reading Mindful Monday
Breaks are necessary sometime for your sanity. Whether it be planned or not , sometimes you just have to walk away for a while. Give yourself a chance to breathe and figure things out . Charge that internal battery of yours. Regroup AND yes, I know I use this word a lot but it always… Continue reading Hiatus and Revelations
Ted Talk with Dr Laura Hill
I absolutely love Ted talks but THIS…..
This one gave me chills!
I encourage each and every one of you. If you have friends and/or family who can’t seem to understand what we go through… SHOW THEM THIS VIDEO.
If YOU think there is something wrong with you or feel shamed for having and Eating Disorder …WATCH THIS VIDEO THEN REWATCH IT.
It’s all about education and breaking that stigma. As a health care provider in an emergency room I catch myself quite often “down playing ” my anorexia because I spend my days taking care of real “sick people.” Specifically , people that don’t choose to be sick . I am just as guilty for the stigma as everyone else and I have trying very hard to reframe my thinking .
We often say “you wouldn’t tell someone with diabetes to just get over it” SOO NOO, I can’t just eat .
Like diabetes. Like Cancer. No one wakes up and says “I want to have an eating disorder when I grow up.” If that were the case we would snap our fingers and BOOM!! Recovered . If it were only that easy right ? The only thing we get to choose is whether or not we give up.
Dr Laura Hill does an amazing job comparing Eating Disorders to other diseases to help others better understand. She talks about the voices in our head while we eat , while we weight restore .
*self care comes in many different forms* find what works for you ! Distancing yourself from unhealthy, maybe toxic relationships Is it selfish or selfcare? I wanted to start with this because it really hits a nerve with me . You really can’t go through a process like this and not cross paths with others… Continue reading Self Care Sunday
I’m almost embarrassed to admit it. Why would anyone….you know…long for something that made you feel so bad about yourself. I’ve only ever said these words to a very select few. My therapist. Out of fear. Fear of judgment. Not necessarily judgment from others. I judge myself for feeling this way. I shouldn’t still feel this… Continue reading Is Anorexia Nostalgia a thing?
Sometimes I want a pint of blueberries and sometimes I want a pint of ice cream. Sometimes I want a cupcake and sometimes I want apple. (That cupcake is from yesterday and it was DELICIOUS) When I crave something sweet, sometimes I’m drawn toward mangos and sometimes I gravitate towards chocolate. I don’t need… Continue reading Balance