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 [...]

The BEST Snacks for Eating Disorder Recovery

Trying to recover from anorexia, bulimia, or another type of eating disorder? Hunting for some healthy nutrient-dense snack suggestions for your eating disorder recovery meal plan? Look no further! In this video, I will share with you my TOP THREE PRO-RECOVERY SNACKS! Links to Buy Snacks on Amazon Svelte Shakes: https://www.amazon.com/CalNaturale-Svelte-Organic-Protein-Variety/dp/B00MHTDBC6/ref=sr_1_3_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1470419278&sr=8-3&keywords=svelte Quest Bars: https://www.amazon.com/Quest-Nutrition-Variety-Bundle-piece/dp/B00FY0TCZK/ref=sr_1_4_a_it?ie=UTF8&qid=1470419350&sr=8-4&keywords=quest+bars Justin’s [...]

An Anorexic Abroad: Q&A about my Adventures Overseas

Hi Everyone! You guys had some awesome questions about my trip to Ireland and France so in this video I answer some of them. Check your YouTube Saturday afternoon for my next video on what I ate while abroad!

When an Anorexic Goes on Vacation

As I am sure most of you have realized, eating disorders are not diseases that just devastate the bodies and minds of sufferers, they also completely ruin families. Parents sometimes must take leave off work in order to focus all their attention on caring for their anorexic or bulimic child. Siblings of ED sufferers end up feeling abandoned and forgotten as their mom and dad spend most of their waking hours on their ill child - shuttling them to various doctor's appointments, supervising their arduous and emotionally-draining mealtimes , and visiting them while they are in the hospital. When a family member has an eating disorder, everyone has no other choice but to make sacrifices and put their lives on hold.

Letting Go: What Parents of a Child with an Eating Disorder Must Know

The once blue sky laid buried underneath a mound of thick black clouds as I sat at the kitchen table, my brain throbbing as I attempted to finish the last pieces of my calculus homework.  When I was young, this wasn't how I imagined celebrating my 18th birthday. I had once had this fairy tale-like fantasy [...]

The Day of the Visit

You may notice the beginning of this post is rather similar to one that was published recently (I have since taken that post down). This is because the post you saw was actually an accidentally published draft. Here's the real thing 🙂 🙂 🙂 !  When I submitted my college applications, I was already mentally prepared to [...]

Controlled: A Guest Blog Post by Neesha Arter

When I was fourteen years old, I struggled with anorexia after being sexually assaulted by two people I had no reason to mistrust. My ordinary teenage life went from volleyball practice and sleepovers to an unwanted legal case and loss of identity.