A Lesson of Change: Feeling Is Progress

I’ll never forget the week or so I lived in a mood of depression, objection, and annoyance in my inpatient treatment program. It was about three weeks into my stay and I was questioning everything. What was uncharacteristic of me at the time was a turning point in my recovery and how I welcome and acknowledge feelings in my life today. Continue reading A Lesson of Change: Feeling Is Progress

Grabbing the Get-To Mindset

You know those daily tasks on our to-do lists that seem to bog us down? We have to do this or that… staying busy is the way of life, it seems. But what if we could change that perspective about what you’re doing in the moments that make up your life? As an athlete, in particular, we often feel tired and overwhelmed… but what if we could feel excited and motivated instead? Continue reading Grabbing the Get-To Mindset

Facing It: My New Daily Reality

Facing it, always facing it, that’s the way to get through. Face it. -Conrad Joseph

Before checking into eating disorder treatment at Renfrew, my family lived in a rose-colored world. We didn’t talk about uncomfortable things, or things that were hard. Obstacles, to us, were achievable, and we were taught to overcome hard things and move on. Everything is fine. No problems here. Continue reading Facing It: My New Daily Reality

The Food and Body Problem, and Why You Should Care

Thank you all so much for your support with my first blog post, here. If you haven’t seen it, it’s a little glimpse into the 12 year anniversary of my journey to healing. Here I talk a little about the reality of eating disorders and body image issues, why you should care, and what we can begin to do about it… Continue reading The Food and Body Problem, and Why You Should Care