Learning to Accept Your Body (Even When You Don’t Love Your Body)

The other day, someone asked me what has been most helpful for me in my journey toward making peace with weight gain in recovery. It wasn’t an easy question to answer at first. A lot of things have contributed to where I am today. As I thought more about it, one number kept popping into … Continue reading Learning to Accept Your Body (Even When You Don’t Love Your Body)

Redefining “Healthy” in Eating Disorder Recovery

When asked to imagine a healthy person, what do you picture? For a lot of you, images of toned bodies holding kettlebells, eating salads, or drinking protein shakes probably pop into your mind. This is the image of health that most of us have been sold our entire lives. We picture a “healthy person” as … Continue reading Redefining “Healthy” in Eating Disorder Recovery

What My ED Recovery Really Looks Like

I realized when looking through my last few posts that this blog was starting to sound a little preachy... like some kind of "How To" manual for Eating Disorder recovery.  Which was definitely not the intention of this blog!  Though I am a therapist, I am also a human (and a hot mess one a … Continue reading What My ED Recovery Really Looks Like

Am I Too Fat to Wear That? Ditching the Clothing Rules in Recovery

You see a lot of posts on recovery blogs/accounts related to conquering "fear foods." Re-introducing fear foods is undoubtedly an important part of recovery, but what about "fear clothes?" Where does this fit into recovery? We are surrounded by messages in the media telling us that we have to be a certain size to wear … Continue reading Am I Too Fat to Wear That? Ditching the Clothing Rules in Recovery