It's a difficult thing to do - to take responsibility for your future without shaming yourself for your past. It's not easy to welcome what I know now without turning around and feeling guilty for not seeing before. It's been hard for me to grasp that moving forward doesn't in any way invalidate where I [...]
Just because something doesn't show up the way you'd expect, doesn't mean it's not worth welcoming.
Simply by opening the door to a new perspective you can begin to give yourself an opportunity to take your power back from self-defeating automatic thoughts.
Life-threatening stigma is propagated by overvaluation of the relevance of body weight in eating disorders and healthcare in general. Outward physical symptoms are not a reliable metric for mental illnesses.
Thanks again to Beckie's Mental Mess for this week's insightful prompt about how social media impacts our mental health. Conscious use of social media has been something I have advocated for since starting this blog and it's what actually led me to start the mentally me hashtag. Realizing the power social media has, both good and bad, [...]
So I recently finished a body image support group and had to go in for a general post-program check-in. I'm doing everything I'm supposed to. Honestly! I'm eating well and regularly, using skills, and establishing a somewhat balanced routine. I'm ticking all the right boxes and getting pats on the back ... but part of [...]
Now if you didn't already know, I'm a sucker for a good list (or any itemized index that allows me hold onto the fleeting notion that there's some semblance of order or logic in my life) but I'm sitting here looking at my agenda of counselling "homework" and dreading having to sequentially confront my own [...]
Are some days better than others in terms of your body image? Ever have those days where you just "feel fat"? Turns out, your body image issues aren't rooted in your actual appearance.
Hi everyone! Sorry for being relatively inactive on this blog for a while. I actually still have several topics lined-up that I'm keen to write about, but I keep doubting myself and my "right" to discuss complicated issues. My inner saboteur (as RuPaul would call it) has been acting up. So in the spirit of [...]
Rolling over in bed this morning, Thinking “I don’t want to do this”. Chatting with the cab driver, Realizing how lucky I truly am. Sitting on the bus, Struck with the uncertainty of it all. Considering the old ways I used to find “control”. Scrambling through airport security, Smiling at cheerful David behind the desk, [...]