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Starve the Monster

By: Melanie

Having an eating disorder is like being possessed. There is a voice in my head, so omnipresent, manipulative, domineering, and overpowering, that it’s taken years to even realize its existence. 291 more words

Anorexia Recovery

I Surrender...Some?

By: Melanie

Surrender. It’s a word filled with fear (and perhaps a little loathing, too) for many of us that have struggled with our recovery journey. 477 more words

Anorexia Recovery

Spontaneous Hot Dogs: Is This Recovery?

Every now and then, I have a moment that I think to myself “my God- that must be what recovery is.”

Today, walking with my coworker- complaining about our long meetings, our torrid love lives,  our mid-20s crisis-ing – she stopped mid-sentence- 5:45pm- and said “Yo I need a hot dog.” 255 more words


Are You Focusing On The Present Moment Or Are You All Up In Your Head? 1 Big Secret!

Do you even know? Step one is awareness. Catch yourself…

Don’t try to solve the world’s problems or figure out your own. Sure, set time aside to think about these things but be sure to challenge irrational thoughts. 19 more words

My Fear and Desire for Normalcy

I want it so bad, I crave it, dream of it, wish and hope for it more than anything. I want to be normal.

What is normal though? 467 more words

Eating Disorder Recovery

Outpatient... Getting Back on Track.

I was beginning to slip and slide. Slowly but quickly, making my way backwards to old tendencies and habits. Making excuses and defending my actions, even though I could tell they were disordered. 727 more words

Eating Disorder Recovery

The Ebb and Flow of Sugar-Free – Trusting My Body

I was recently so pleasantly surprised by body’s ability to moderate my appetite that I feel the need to share. Living with an eating disorder for so many years, and then living in eating disorder recovery for a further 7 years has meant that I tend to distrust my body’s ability to know how to eat. 589 more words

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