Creating Mindfulness

Mindfulness. Something your friend who does yoga talks about. Mindfulness. Something your local spa (shout-out to Kneaded Relief!) writes a blog post about. Mindfulness. Something that, if given the chance, can radically change your life. I know. Big statement. Bear with me. Mindfulness. Mindfulness. What is it? It's bringing your awareness to the present moment.… Continue reading Creating Mindfulness

Recovery is Stigmatized

Recovery is hard. It's hard when I feel sick, kind the kind of sick that used to send me to the hospital. I have the skills to keep myself safe and I've been in recovery without needing psychiatric hospitalization for almost a year. Taking things only one day at a time is relatively easy at this… Continue reading Recovery is Stigmatized

I’m My Own Bestie

You read that right, I'm my own best friend. The concept might be foreign to some of you, and that's okay. It was to me too until I was admitted to Janesville Mercy Health's psych ward back in August of 2015. During the admission process, there are a handful of standard questions, like "what brought… Continue reading I’m My Own Bestie

Dear Boyfriend, Thanks for ED Help

"You can't be loved until you love yourself." I've heard this quote many times in reference to eating disorder recoveries. It's this stigma that people with eating disorders are unlovable until they love themselves and get healthy. Since I've been in recovery for Avoidant/ Restrictive Food Intake Disorder, I've gained around 80 lbs. Now I am… Continue reading Dear Boyfriend, Thanks for ED Help

My Struggle with Self-Harm

TRIGGER WARNING This article or section, or pages it links to, contains information about SELF-HARM which may be triggering to those who struggle with cutting and other forms of self-harm. Before I was in recovery, self-harm was a large problem for me. I was giving myself at least a dozen cuts every few days. I always… Continue reading My Struggle with Self-Harm

New Years Resolutions

Yeah yeah. Everyone makes them, hardly anyone keeps them. But, I'm going to try anyways. I've had this blog for over a year now. I've been dedicated to posting... for about three posts. Then it slips my mind and I forget about it. So I've given the blog a face lift and set goals for… Continue reading New Years Resolutions