I’m Back Home!

No longer could I eat meals comprised of my "safe" foods, eat at the times I preferred, or isolate myself from others. If I wanted to not only survive during this 6 day challenge, I had to let go of my obsession with control and break free from the chains that have been holding me back for so many years.

It’s Time to Move Forward

"Let your hopes, not your hurts shape your future." ~ Robert Schuller If you guys haven't noticed, the past couple of months have been rough for me and that emotional turmoil  has made many of my most recent blog posts take a toxic turn. As I look back at my past posts, I realize so [...]

What’s MinnieMaud?

MinnieMaud is a type of non-evidence based treatment protocol for those suffering from a restrictive eating disorders, like anorexia nervosa. Because of it's do-it-yourself style, I think many eating disorder sufferers find it quite appealing. No one wants to go into a treatment center and lose complete control over their food intake, so when folks [...]

Daily Inspiration: Survive and Thrive

For many people with anorexia nervosa, the disease is not just a diagnosis but a death sentence. 20% of those suffering from this deadly brain disorder will pass away and only 50% will ever be able to say that they have freed themselves from Ana's tight grasp.  Though these statistics are extremely disheartening and may [...]

Living with an Eating Disorder: How to Go to a Restaurant

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJZaSMmiH44 Living with an eating disorder, like anorexia or bulimia, can be an every day struggle. That is why I decided to create a video series on coping with everyday situations when you have an eating disorder. In my first video in the series, I will be discussing my little trip to a restaurant and [...]

Christmas Struggles

So I am going to start off this post by apologizing about the video I promised yesterday.  I slept most of yesterday and then my family and I had to be social at some Christmas party (if you haven't catched my drift yet, parties are not my thing).  So the whole "make-a a-video" thing went [...]

A New Style of Treatment

Not only have I read a lot about eating disorder treatment, I have also experienced its cruelty first-hand. I vividly remember the day I entered the Rogers Memorial Hospital's Child and Adolescent ED Unit. As the admittance staff member used her key card to open the units locked double doors, I can recall feeling like [...]