Tag Archives: Eating disorder

“Shame cannot survive being spoken”-Brené Brown

This is the first of the 10 posts in drafts I’ve committed to finishing and publishing by the end of this month.  I started this one in October of 2015. *** Today I have decided to go public about my … Continue reading

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Sharing article: “Dear Doctor: your patient has an eating disorder”

I have been hoarding articles to share with you, but I always want to add commentary, which requires time and a big enough screen to flip back and forth.  I just came across this article today, but felt too urgently … Continue reading

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I am the glass

A couple of weeks ago, I saw this video by John Styn, talking about his Grandpa Caleb on the “Human” page on Facebook. If you can’t watch the video right now, the short version is that John Styn talks about … Continue reading

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Fear of failure in recovery kept me from attempting recovery

I recently learned that fear of failure can be an actual phobia.  It’s called Atychiphobia and is defined as “the abnormal, unwarranted, and persistent fear of failure and is particularly devastating for its effects on a person’s willingness [or unwillingness] to attempt certain … Continue reading

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Breaking up with ED again

After another very difficult winter, I took a few months away from the internet.  I’ve missed posting and have lots of topics and thoughts to share with you. In my time away, I thought a lot about the purpose my Eating … Continue reading

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Forgiveness and other lessons from a year of recovery

This week marked my one year anniversary of entering an Intensive Outpatient Program for eating disorders and meeting a few of the best people I know.  And, wow, what a difference a year makes.  I had started going to therapy 8ish months earlier, … Continue reading

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I wish I had given up sooner

I’ve always subscribed to the “never give up” mentality.  The “fall down 6 times, get up 7 times” measure of success.  The “you don’t fail until you quit trying” prophecy.  But I’m at a point in my recovery that I … Continue reading

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