In general, I’m pretty satisfied with my life. But like anyone else, I have my own set of bad days. What I realized in this most recent of bad days is that in the past, my eating disorder made my bad days even worse. Bad days would lead to binges, and binges led to overwhelming … More Disordered Eating Just Makes Bad Days Worse
Hypothalamic Amenorrhea, Explained Not getting your period might sound like a wonderful change, compared to sometimes painful visits from Aunt Flo every month. But irregular—or missing—periods aren’t normal, and can bring significant health risks both now and in the future. My story… I was somewhat of a late bloomer, starting my period at fourteen. But … More Not Getting Your Period Is NOT Normal
I took a British Literature class in high school, and one of the poems we read has still stuck with me, even after all the years: The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot. One of verses in the poem reads, For I have known them all already, known them all:Have known … More Good Days, Bad Days, and Life in Recovery
“Don’t think about a pink elephant.” You’re probably thinking about a pink elephant now, right? This is a classic example of how telling ourselves not to think about something is completely ineffective. Especially when it comes to food, trying to put too much emphasis on not doing something — whether that means not eating a … More How to Stop Obsessing Over Food
Today is the debut of Taylor Swift’s new documentary, Miss Americana on Netflix. In it, she reveals her struggle with an eating disorder for the first time. Admissions like hers aren’t rare in celebrity culture, with new details regarding the inner struggles of American idols emerging every day. But Swift’s is noteworthy for two key … More Taylor Swift Had an Eating Disorder. This Is Why It Matters.