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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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Self hatred is a trap and the only way out is acceptance

Sometimes I catch myself fantasizing about a day in the future, when I’ve lost a bunch of weight and somebody who has known me a long time asks earnestly with a blend of excitement, surprise and awe “How’d you finally … 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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Assertiveness is a loving communication

It has been almost two years since I first told you about the assertive communication formula.  I sincerely believe that it is an incredibly powerful tool, but I haven’t used it as much in the last two years as I … Continue reading

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I contain multitudes

One of the most profound quotes I’ve found in my recovery journey is an excerpt from Walt Whitman’s “Song of Myself”: Do I contradict myself? Very well then, I contradict myself.  I am large, I contain multitudes.–Walt Whitman The reason this … Continue reading

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The Parents-Sized Hole in my Heart

Once I became aware that eating disorders are not really about food and that the disorder served an important purpose for me at one time, I started to think about what my unfilled needs might have been and how ED … 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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Welcome to the Closet Liberation 101

Exciting things have been happening at Casa Recovering Girl, my friends, and it sounds a little bit like En Vouge cue music **FREEEE YOUR MIIIIIIND CLOOOOSET, and the rest will follow.** This story goes way, way back in my life, so here are … Continue reading

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3 consistent actions to keep your recovery on track

Last week I told you that small consistent actions are much more important for your recovery than big plans that may or may not come to fruition.  After a few weeks of downward spiraling, I realized that I had been … Continue reading

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Small actions beat big plans

My last blog post went up just under 5 months ago and as I mentioned yesterday, those 5 months have been filled with some high-highs and some low-lows.  At the time of my last post I was at the apex … Continue reading

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