Tips to Help When Feeling Stressed and Overwhelmed

No matter what stage of life you’re in, it’s normal to have moments (or days, or weeks, or months!) in which you feel so stressed and overwhelmed that you feel like you’re reaching your breaking point. While feelings of stress and overwhelm can be normal, how you respond to those feelings can make all the […]

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How Thinking About Your Funeral Can Help You in Recovery

This blog post was originally posted on recoverywarriors.com on October 18, 2016 and can be found here. If you’re anything like me (and I’m sure you are, considering you’re reading an eating disorder blog!), then your brain has a tendency to take frequent field trips to the future. Oftentimes before we even realize it, our brains take off on a […]

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Why I Gave Up Social Media for 4 Years and How It Changed My Life

This blog post was originally posted on recoverywarriors.com on July 4, 2016 and can be found here. When I started high school, social media was just starting to take off. My friends and I said goodbye to AOL Instant Messenger (AIM) and hopped on the bandwagon of MySpace and eventually Facebook, which for the first time allowed us to […]

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How to Secure a Positive Body Image

This blog post was originally posted on recoverywarriors.com on May 2, 2016 and can be found here. Let’s get one thing straight: Our body image has little to nothing to do with what we actually look like on the outside. Don’t believe me? Explain then how someone whose body is wasting away can still feel obese? Or how […]

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How Perfectionism Can Hold You Back

This blog post was originally posted on recoverywarriors.com on February 29, 2016 and can be found here. Whenever I’m asked, “What’s your greatest weakness?”, I know that if I answer, “I’m a perfectionist,” it probably sounds like I’m making up a weakness to secretly compliment myself (much like saying, “I work too hard,” or “I care too much.”). However, for those […]

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Letting Go of What You Can’t Control

This blog post was originally posted on recoverywarriors.com on November 16, 2015 and can be found here. As I drove home from work on Monday, I thought about how excited I was to be getting home earlier than usual. “I so need this,” I thought to myself, as I pulled into our garage, looking forward to the much-needed […]

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Body Image 101: You’re More Than the Sum of Your Parts

While browsing for shoes the other day, I overheard two women gossiping about one of their family members and sharing opinions about ways she could (and should) lose weight. One said, “She uses the excuse that she just had a baby this year. I told her, ‘I know other people who have lost their baby […]

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