What NOT to Talk About With Your Loved One in Recovery This Christmas

‘Tis the season for holiday celebrations! Although it’s a time to spend with friends, family and loved ones, it’s unfortunately a time of great stress for those struggling with an eating disorder. With holiday season goodies and New Years around the corner, this time of year seems to produce many self-depreciating or distorted comments about […]

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10 Things I’m Sick of Hearing About My Eating Disorder

1. Eating Disorders look a certain way. You have to be skin and bones to be “sick enough” to have an eating disorder.  Let’s just clear this one up right away: most people with an eating disorder are not underweight. Although our society stereotypes and glamorizes eating disorders as only looking emaciated, you just simply […]

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5 Tips For Getting Through Your Next Meal

Even years into recovery, those struggling with an eating disorder will struggle with meals. These are my go to tips when I myself am finding it to be a challenge to get through my meal. Bitchin’ Playlist– Hell Yes. I have a playlist filled with motivational or feel good jams. Each song vibrates good energy […]

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PSA: Eating Disorders Don’t Have a Body Type, Wake up Society!

Typically when I tell someone I have an eating disorder, they either a. feel awkward b. assure me that I look healthy. Nothing makes me roll my eyes more. Can we quit the idea that eating disorders only look one sort of way? I’ve been through intensive treatment multiple times and I gotta tell ya, […]

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ED 101: Your New BFF, The ARC

The ARC framework is basically a game changer for anyone’s mental health. In the first year of recovery, my  medical team consistently encouraged me to implement the ARC framework but  I obviously never listened thinking they were stupid. But by year 2, I finally realized just how important ARCs can be. ARC’s are a mental […]

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A Letter From My Body

ED 101: Many times, patients are asked to create letters to and from their body to help with body image and treatment of the body.  My darling Kristen, I’m not too sure where I went wrong. It seemed like we were on a path towards happiness. Running, jumping and dancing around simply for fun.Then all […]

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This Too Shall Pass

I’m feeling lost today. Heavy (emotionally and physically). I had an extraordinary summer. I spent the majority of spring in treatment and found myself living a new life come June. I was social, I had friends, I went out, I ate and I drank and I wore a damn bathing suit like everyday! #lakelyfe I […]

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ED 101: Recovery isn’t Linear

I’m sitting here on this lovely Monday afternoon rattled with thoughts. I have an increasingly strong desire to eat some ice-cream only to purge. Honestly I’ve been planning it for the last 24 hours. One of my top recovery wins has been trying ice-cream again after 5 or so years and holy shit ice-cream is […]

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ED 101: Yoga = Life (for me!)

A year ago, if you were to tell me I’d one day choose yoga over weight lifting I’d laugh in your face and quite honestly tell you to beep off. Years ago I had a therapist tell me I may not like working out, that my eating disorder was the one who liked working out […]

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Next Step 👉 Back to Treatment

Today I am done. I am not strong enough to fight my inner demons. The eating disorder has the upper hand today. I need to eat. It’s 4pm, my head is pounding and my body feels weak. Eat. The logical thing to do is eat. But I don’t feel hungry. That’s the scariest part. I […]

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