Going to College with an Eating Disorder: The Door’s Wide Open

"Be empty of worrying. Think of who created thought! Why do you stay in prison when the door is so wide open?" ~Rumi While many incoming college freshman spent their summers making lasting memories with the friends and family they would soon leave behind, I spent mine locked in a prison of great anxiety. The idea [...]

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How to Find the BEST (for you) Eating Disorder Treatment Center

After months, years, or maybe even decades of swallowing laxatives instead of food, torturing your weary body with endless exercise,  mindlessly devouring the contents of your refrigerator, and spending hours vomiting in your porcelain commode - you've made a decision. A decision that may not just change the course of your life, but also save it. [...]

Eating Disorder Treatment 101: An Introduction to My NEW BLOG SERIES!

Let me tell you the story on why I have decided to write this series on eating disorder treatment. As most of you know, I spent the early years of my eating disorder in hospitals and treatment facilities.  Since I was so young at the time,  making my own medical decisions was off the table, and [...]

If Only I Had Known

With each beautiful memory, I could feel myself drowning in an ocean of regret. For far too long I hadn't any one-on-one time with my grandparents at their home in the serene Michigan countryside. Why? Because my eating disorder kept me locked in my house - a place where everything consumed could be under its strict control. . .

Remission Resources: Picking Your Outpatient Team

This is my very first Remission Resources post and I am incredibly excited to write it today.  Last week I published a post saying that I would be making some positive changes to this blog that would help encourage people to fight back against their eating disorders. These new "Remission Resources" posts (which will be [...]

A Friday to Remember

It was early Thursday morning when my dad left the house with a deep blue suitcase in tow. The mundane suburban landscape was still  trapped in a sea of darkness and the crisp fall air bit the skin with its cold, sharp teeth. As my dad drove his little white car and disappear  into the [...]

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 [...]