Looks Aren’t Everything

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I was a bridesmaid in my best friend’s wedding last month. The work up to the wedding was very hard on me with dresses and fittings, dinners and everyone around me losing weight. I somehow survived it all and made it to the big day; I bought spanx, continued eating according to my meal plan,

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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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“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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