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Transformation Time

Several months ago, I told you this story about how difficult it is for butterflies to emerge from their cocoon.  It’s an inspirational story about the beauty and functionality that comes from our greatest struggles; how hard, but also how … Continue reading

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Recovery is… gradually then suddenly

This post is going to be short, because it’s already late and there are other things I’m *supposed* to be doing, before I go to bed, but I wanted to make sure to capture and share this feeling I’m having … 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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When hunger stops being the enemy

I am not a planner.  This may come as a shock to the few of you who know me in real life, because I plan *some* things to the point of obsession.  For example, social interactions, phone calls, meetings with strangers … 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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Scarcity and the unintended consequences of “not enough”

My family was a long way from wealthy, but in the grand scheme of things, and in comparison to people who have it much worse, our basic needs were generally met.  We always had a home, clothes, food (well, the food was … Continue reading

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The baby and the bathwater

When I started working on this post we were approaching a very special time of year: resolution time.  There’s something about the end of one calendar year and the beginning of another that makes us feel like we have an … Continue reading

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Out of the darkness, light and gratitude.

This winter was tough for me.  I’ll tell you all about that a little later, but for now I just wanted to get a quick post up to let you know that I’m back! I am better. The only way … Continue reading

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Butterfly Lessons (recovery metaphor)

Earlier this week, when I was talking to CB about the sandpaper, she told me a beautiful (and tragic) story about butterflies. After caterpillars have spent the requisite amount time wrapped up in their cocoons and are ready to emerge … Continue reading

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Diet is a four letter word

I have so much to say about this, I’m going to have to break it up into a few posts, but here goes… Part 1: How did I get here? I was 5 years old when my mother first introduced … Continue reading

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