Thoughts on Creating a Life Worth Living

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Choosing to recover from an eating disorder is one of the most terrifying things a person can do. For months, years or maybe even decades your entire world has been dominated by food, shape and weight worries. I spent years breeding intense self-hatred and developed my eating disorder slowly over 13 years. It became the


Thoughts on Shame

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Shame: a painful emotion caused by consciousness of guilt, shortcoming, or impropriety. Everyone feels embarrassed or ashamed at some point in their lives, they may have said something embarrassing, told a lie, broke something and tried to hide it, or did something that they knew was wrong. It is an absolutely normal response to normal


“Comfort” Zone

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I recently heard someone describe what their comfort zone looks like: a nice soft comfy arm chair that is cozy and warm and you never want to get up out of. In that moment I realized that my comfort zone is the exact opposite. My comfort zone is dangerous and frightening. My comfort zone is


Happy Birthday to ME!!

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Birthdays have always been hard for me. I absolutely LOVE celebrating the births of my friends and family, I feel that their existence and special impact on the lives of those around them deserves to be celebrated! Unfortunately, I feel the exact opposite way about my own birthdays. It’s really hard for me to accept