body acceptance

Why I celebrate everyBODY

Why I celebrate everyBODY

I could not speak about it; I was too connected to it, too touched by it to sit down and dissect it with the seriousness it deserved. Under the watchful eyes of my family, I decided that I was already too tired to teach them about the severity and complexities of eating disorders.

7 Tips and Tools to Surviving the Holidays

7 Tips and Tools to Surviving the Holidays

Family holidays can be an incredibly stressful if you're struggling with your eating or body image. Family, food, weather, gifts, shopping...every day seems to bring some new activity, crisis, joy or obligation. So how do you navigate these unpredictable times of year?

Value Village Trip: a lesson in continuous recovery

Value Village Trip: a lesson in continuous recovery

I caught my reflection in the mirror.  I quickly looked away, but the image was seared into my brain. Just like a horrible car crash, I couldn't stop myself from taking a second peek. Then a third and a fourth and a fifth. I don't know how many peeks I stole, but I know that they were never more than 5 seconds. I also know that I felt worse with each peek.