Thoughts on Self-Definitions Through Recovery

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Self-Definitions We walk through most of our lives with a pretty clear idea of who we are, even if we feel lost an uncertain. We may not know what we like or what we want to do but we have a sense of who we are at the core. Recovering from my eating disorder has

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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

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Weddings and Dress Fittings

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My very best friend in the WHOLE wide world is getting married in just over a month. She was kind enough to ask ME to be one of her bridesmaids and I was honoured. I know that she loves me, we’ve been friends for 22 years and her family is a second family to me,

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Summertime Challenges

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Summertime is hard for those of us with body image issues and eating disorders. Messages are EVERYWHERE in the media about bodies and food. Lose 10lbs before summer, your best bikini body, best and worst celebrity bodies, even entire issues of magazines dedicated to hundreds of photos of celebrities in bathing suits! There is more

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