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Dream Big: Discovering the “Essential Me.”

Who am I without Ed? This is a question that I used to ask myself a lot. Apparently, this is a question that many of us in recovery from eating disorders as well as other mental illnesses, like PTSD, end up wondering about. Our illness can essentially hijack so much…Read More

30 Things You Need to Know about Trauma and PTSD

My therapist prescribed me to drink more alcohol. I had described symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), yet once again, the diagnosis was completely missed. Even worse, this uniformed therapist suggested that I drink wine “medicinally,” beginning in the morning, to help cope with what he said was high anxiety.…Read More

Chicken Soup for the Soul: Back to Curvy (after Ed and PTSD)

“To me, curvy means striving for balance, authenticity, and mindfulness.” Healthy emotions come in all sizes. Healthy minds come in all sizes. And healthy bodies come in all sizes. ~Cheri K. Erdman The number on the scale plummeted yet again, and with it, my confidence. Yes, you read that right;…Read More

Mind-Body Connection: How PTSD Treatment Cured my Back Pain

I was diagnosed with osteoporosis in my early twenties. Why were my young bones already losing tissue? Women who struggle with anorexia nervosa, like me at the time, are at a higher risk of developing the disease. I also believe that my eating disorder may have contributed to my sluggish…Read More

Mental Health: What I Wish I Had Known as a Teen

I worried about grades as a teenager. I mean, I really worried. Today, I know this was not typical anxiety about school. Looking back, I struggled with obsessive-compulsive disorder and perfectionism. Among other things, I was obsessive-compulsive about never wasting time. Not. One. Second. Further, I was laser-focused on getting…Read More