…Life after an eating disorder is not all perfect eating and a slim body. But it is the beginning of self love, self awareness…you realize where you belong in the universe instead of thinking of yourself as a misfit or abnormal in some way…
Read More Beyond Bingefree
You eat normally…. not by forcing yourself to eat less but by… -giving yourself the dignity to eat what you want whenever you want and not worrying what anyone else thinks.
Read More What’s Your Lens?
Instead of honoring our body, we re-pay it for keeping us alive by hating it, being ashamed of it, and trying to starve it. No wonder we are out of sync!..this is a process, and there is no failure involved, only learning everyday.
Read More The Mind-Body Connection Part II: Get in Sync
The main thing to remember is when you recognize the failure, whatever that struggle may be, -don’t beat yourself up about it. Failure does not mean you need punishment, it means you need nurturing.
Read More The Mind-Body Connection Part I: Can You Hear Me Now?
Berating myself for overeating and for being overweight only served to lock my psyche into that behavior.
Read More What Is Your Best?
… self control isn’t about forcing myself to eat the right foods and exercise more. It’s not about making myself feel guilty for eating too much or the wrong foods. It’s about allowing myself to function naturally, trusting that I have what it takes to love and nourish myself regardless of what anyone else says.
Read More Self Control -It May Not Be What You Think
…when I find myself thinking how great I am because I ate well today, or having thoughts that I must be better off than someone who is still struggling with food, I stop and check myself. My value is the same whether I have an eating disorder or eat the perfect diet, whether I am thin, fat or in between. And this is the same for everyone…
Read More The Vanity of Change
…I started to realize that we all have flaws and that it’s OK. The bad stuff in my life didn’t just go away immediately, but the power it had over me did.
Read More Stop Coping, Start Living
Once you…. quit second guessing your decision to not diet, your body and your psyche will stop being at odds with each other.
Read More How To Surrender… And Win
…I saw my disordered eating through a different lens. I realized it was a normal response to the signals I give my body via thoughts about food restriction or permission, and that it is related to beliefs I hold about myself and my value. In recognizing this, I am able to stop having pity parties every time I do something I consider ‘bad.’
Read More Is Enough As Good As A Feast?