Today (well really tomorrow, but whatever)marks the start of Eating Disorder Awareness Week 2018. This week has always been very special to me, but it was a silent special. This year I am anything but silent, and this year will be extra meaningful for me. Over the summer I went completely out of my comfort… Continue reading NEDA Week 2018
I was interviewed yesterday for a research study on Eating Disorders. I have told my story numerous times, I lived it, of course I know it. It was different this time. The specific questions this time were so much more intense. As I was thinking about my answers and saying them out loud, I was… Continue reading Recovery Hero
Sharing my story of recovery has been the most rewarding thing I've ever done. To take such a negative time in my life and turn it around into something positive is something I am so thankful for. I was talking to my dad last night and he made a comment how he always knew I… Continue reading Sharing My Recovery Will Never Get Old
I've mentioned before that it's really important to be mindful of others. We all make the mistake of thinking we know something before we really do, and we all can be too quick to judge someone or something. Here are a few things I wish people understood about Eating Disorders in general. These are things… Continue reading I wish People knew…..
Jordan Dale For the most part I have my life pretty much under control, and when I don’t feel 100% like myself I am pretty good at faking it. Jordan Dale, my younger brother, my best friend was killed (I cringe every time I say or type that) on Mother’s Day of 2007. That day… Continue reading Dealing with the days where I really just can’t deal…
Okay, so let’s talk Body Image. Everyone has their own perceptions of their bodies. Some have realistic, some negative, some normal, some great. I don’t care you who are, everyone is going to struggle with body image at some point, maybe a day, maybe an hour, maybe a lifetime. So, clearly from my story we… Continue reading Body Positivity
I work in a medical practice. I’m a medical assistant. I greet the patients, escort them to their exam rooms, get all of the information, and take their vitals. When we get to the “I’m just going to have you step on the scale so I can get your weight” part, there is always a… Continue reading Slave To The Scale
The whole truth and nothing but the truth..... This is my story, this is my truth. This is a look into the worst moments that turned into the best moments. My darkest times. This is an open book as it gets. I wrote this story to share with people recovering from all types of eating… Continue reading My Story