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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My Spectacular Body

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My Spectacular Body Spectacular, really? Yes! My body is spectacular, wonderful, remarkable, magnificent, amazing, incredible and phenomenal! My body has carried itself through my whole life and done nothing but try to protect itself – from me. My wonderful body was born weighing just about 5lbs, crying and screaming to get itself what it needed

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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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“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

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