Healing my relationship with food, an essential step to eating disorder recovery, required healing my relationship with myself. This is because the way I treated food was a reflection of how little value I placed upon my health and happiness. My fork may have been
Healing your relationship with food is crucial for eating disorder recovery and treating autoimmune conditions. We all carry our childhood experiences with us. My mother struggled with her weight for most of my life. I was an athlete and was in decent shape growing up,
The term addiction used to instantly make me think of an episode of Intervention. I aligned the term strictly with chemical dependencies, and having a family history of alcoholism solidified this limited perspective. In hindsight, I also avoided expanding my perceived scope of addiction because
Drowning in information… that’s how I felt when I first set out to address the root cause of my autoimmune disease. I was so motivated to learn everything I could about mind body medicine, leaky gut, and the latest treatment methods for Hashimoto’s. I had
“I hate my body” was practically a mantra in my head for the better part of my adult years. No body is perfect because perfection is not attainable, nor should it be. If you insist on using the word perfection, at least accept that your
Pulling back the curtain and letting you see the (wo)man behind the Wizard of Oz is not an easy step for me. Owning my story, especially the part in which I developed an eating disorder, is truthfully, one of the hardest things I have ever done. I say this having lived through two Category 4+ hurricanes, one of which resulted in losing all of my belongings, so please trust it is not an expression I use lightly.
My truth is no longer something I choose to hide. I choose to embrace it and share the lessons I have learned from it.
I am embarrassed to admit that I spent not weeks, not months, but YEARS reading articles, pinning quotes, sharing links, following Instagram feeds, and reading books in an effort to crack the code of wellness as it applied to my life. I had what I have now heard referred to as “analysis paralysis.” I could tell you the latest research on paleo diets and their effect on reducing thyroid anitbodies, but do you think I actually applied any of this knowledge in practice? Absof*ckinglutely NOT… but my pinterest page, Chrome bookmarks, and followed accounts on Instagram would suggest otherwise.