Recovery: This Is My Song

May 29, 2012

I had a hard time deciding which song to choose for this post. I was going back and forth between Destiny’s Child’s “Survivor” or Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way”. Both are songs that I relate a lot to and have helped me find perspective, strength, courage and a myriad of inspiration. But I ended up […]

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050 Fighting Anorexia – Reality Check!

May 28, 2012

There remains, still, an almost glamourized myth surrounding eating disorders. Write a bracing reality check based on your experiences of eating disorders. Consider how it felt to suffer and the things your eating disorder cost you, as well as the damage it left you with, how hard recovery was etc. Can’t get enough? Here’s more:Don’t […]

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050 Fighting Anorexia – Reality Check

May 28, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, we make a reality check and talk about the glamour factor that anorexia still possesses, but also about all the people known worldwide and how they dealt with the sheer unachievable standards of beauty the media portrays: with falling into an eating disorder. […]

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I Can’t Believe That I…

May 27, 2012

I can’t believe that I graduated after all. I can’t believe that I’ve lived in the US twice. I can’t believe I survived my childhood. I can’t believe I (almost) beat anorexia. I can’t believe I can eat a Snickers bar or two without feeling like I have to kill myself. I can’t believe that […]

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Unbearable Lightness: ED Sufferer Book Review

May 26, 2012

For those of you who know me, the book that I am going to review is quite obvious. You know, or most of you do, that Portia de Rossi‘s book “Unbearable Lightness” has been the catalyst in helping me to realize that there is something very wrong with me and I need help and can […]

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Recovery Toolbox

May 25, 2012

Sometimes pictures express more than a thousand words, which is why I chose to simply show you what helped me through the dark days of recovery. How about you? Which tips and tricks do you have for us? Can’t get enough? Here’s more:Don’t forget to browse the archives!

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Parent Conference

May 24, 2012

Having a conversation with the parents of someone who is struggling with an eating disorder can be very challenging and delicate. I had to learn that from first-hand experience. Why can’t you just stop? Why is recovery taking so long? Look at this friend of yours and how confident she is in her body and […]

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Choose A Quote That Means Something to You

May 23, 2012

“If you don’t love yourself, you cannot love others. You will not be able to love others. If you have no compassion for yourself then you are not able of developing compassion for others.” – Dalai Lama I value this quote because despite what we are taught, believe and even think we’re doing, we won’t […]

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Keep YOU and Kick ED

May 22, 2012

When I went into recovery, I thought I WAS my eating disorder. I thought that my identity was tied to my horrible illness. And yet, over time I learned that I was NOTHING like that beast that tortured me for such a long time. However, at the beginning it is almost impossible to differentiate between […]

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049 Fighting Anorexia – Healers With Heart

May 21, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about 5 people who were huge blessings in my life and played an important part in my recovery. 1. My husband who showed me that there is something to live for. 2. My sister who has been there from the beginning […]

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The Sound of Silence

May 20, 2012

Silence. There are two sides to this loaded word. Of course, there are times when silence is extremely beneficial and opens your mind to new ways of thinking and your eyes to new discovering to make. I am in love with my daily 10-minutes of meditation. It feels like the world is at my feet and I the […]

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Love Life Limerick

May 19, 2012

There was a young girl scared to live, Who thought the world nothing worth to give.  She awoke one day and saw The beauty of life in awe.  That’s when she started to forgive.   This was a fun little creative exercise. I’d love for you to create your own limerick and if you’re brave […]

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