On Body Image

On Body Image

By: Lizzie E., Blogger & Advocate Experts say that body image is one of the most difficult obstacles to tackle in eating disorder recovery. I, personally, know that statement to be true. For a long time, I attributed my bad body image to the mere fact that “I am fat”. But then I realized that some […]

If Your Brain Had Shelves…

If Your Brain Had Shelves…

Today a friend of mine asked me an intriguing question. If you knew this guy, you’d probably laugh and say that is something typical he would ask. He’s the type of guy who is good at conversation. He’s also good at making you think. Anyway, he asked: How many shelves does your brain have in […]

The High Functioning Depressive.

The High Functioning Depressive.

2009 God, It’s time. I’m ready to die. I just cannot stand to breathe anymore. It’s painful, sickening and exhausting. I’m Done. Please God. — Love, Erin At the worst of my depression I didn’t get out of bed, I didn’t shower or talk to pretty much anyone. I circled the drain seemingly endlessly. My […]

I’m “Making It.”

I’m “Making It.”

By Lizzie E., Blogger & Advocate On December 8, I finished my first semester of graduate school. Actually, it was my second first semester of grad school, as I withdrew from the Master’s in Human Nutrition program in which I was enrolled in 2012. You see, two years ago my eating disorder was killing me […]

Holiday Coping Skills

Holiday Coping Skills

By: Hollyn Donovan, Former Blogger & Advocate This holiday season, so far, has been better than I ever could have expected. Thanksgiving went well and I don’t anticipate Christmas being any different. However, that’s not to say that my recovery has gone by the wayside. In fact, fighting for recovery throughout the holiday season has […]

Finding Safety.

Finding Safety.

There is a reason I don’t intentionally put myself into large crowds of people. I quickly become overcome with overwhelming self-doubt and anxiety. Why am I here? Most people that know me on the surface think I’m pretty confident. And, generally if I know my role, my place, my purpose…. I am. I can lead and […]

Eating Disorder Recovery Thoughts

Eating Disorder Recovery Thoughts

By: Guest Blogger Meagan D. Today I decided to take a trip down memory lane and rummage through some old boxes. Among other things, I unpacked tons of holiday cards, a deflated birthday balloon, swimming goggles, and some pretty embarrassing pictures. But what stuck out most to me were the journals I found, and reading […]