I was in another country when I hit my diet rock bottom, but I felt like I was on another planet. Suffering has a way of making us question our reality like that. At the time, I felt like I was in a daze. Sometimes I still find myself questioning the total whirlwind that was … More What Diet Culture Won’t Tell You…
My eating disorder started out as an effort to be healthy. At the same time, I wanted to be skinny, or at least skinnier. Restricting my diet helped me lose weight (at least initially) under a socially acceptable guise of health. I was eating “clean” because it would help me run faster. Or something. [PSA: … More Thinness ≠ Happiness
I’m a much nicer person when I’m taking care of myself. Let’s use food as the example. Hanger? The struggle is real. I tend towards the hypoglycemic side of the blood sugar spectrum, and often I learn that I’m hungry before I actually feel my stomach grumbling because I start to notice the cloudy thinking, … More Self-Care Isn’t Only About You
“I’ll be happy when I’m thin.” Have you ever felt that way? I know I have. I used to feel like my whole life was on hold because I didn’t look the way I wished I looked. All around me, I saw thin and beautiful women, and it seemed like they were living their lives … More Learning to Be Content in Your Body
I’m sure many of you also share these feelings, but this summer was particularly stressful for me. COVID messed with a lot of my plans and created a total upheaval of my lifestyle…literally overnight. While I’m grateful that many of those unanticipated changes weren’t bad in and of themselves, the complete lack of warning was … More Does Your Life Have Margin?