humansofnewyork:

"What’s your greatest struggle right now?"
"Dining with my daughter."
"Dining with your daughter?"
"She has an eating disorder. So she avoids every situation that involves eating with the family."

katiekat182:

My life story everyone.

HAHAHA gosh, my only addition to this is that it isn’t YOU thinking this, it is ED saying this.

"They probably think you’re…."

And you’re the one saying, “No ED! That is not true! They are probably thinking something nice about me or wondering if their mother packed a tuna fish sandwich again.”

(via reflexionerronea)

So, sweet potatoes are great

Like really, did you know you can microwave them? 

And it can even be a therapeutic process.

  1. Pretend the sweet potato is ED
  2. Take a really sharp knife and stab the potato several times (technically to allow steam to escape)
  3. Put it in the microwave for 5 minutes
  4. listen to ED squeal as he is cooked alive
  5. Add butter/butter substitute/cinnamon as you so desire
  6. Enjoy a quick, warm, delicious snack or add it to your already delicious meal!
By taking two pictures of women who weighed exactly the same, she proved that women’s sizes varied significantly based solely on their body type and height. She even blames the fashion industry for pushing sizes on us and making us feel as if being small is the only indicator of being healthy. 

what-a-nice-blog:

CAN I JUST SAY TO ANYONE SUFFERING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS YOU ARE ONE BADASS MOTHER FRICKER BECAUSE NOTHING IS MORE TERRIFYING THAN BATTLING WITH YOUR OWN MIND EVERY SINGLE DAY

(via trust)

toxines:

small things to do that make your mind feel clearer

  • close all your internet tabs except the one you’re using
  • delete all your text messages
  • delete negative people from social networks
  • throw some things away. just throw them away
  • tidy your desk. make a blank surface
  • drink 3 glasses of water
  • open the curtains
  • wash your face and brush your teeth

(via oltuyo)

revitalest:

insta @watsongeorgia
“Shame is a demon that you should absolutely fight like it stole something from you. Because it has.”

thebluebirdknows:

Went to my first drag show today! Bought the t-shirt to prove it (and because all proceeds go to my university’s LGBT resource center)! it was so nice to see all these people being exactly who they wanted to, and being celebrated for it. How wonderful it was to me, even though it was very strange, different, and sometimes uncomfortable, that’s exactly why I loved it. I left smiling and when I felt the urge to dance as I walked back alone, I did. I twirled under the streetlamps and let my arms flow like water by my sides. I felt free. 

I saw Morgan, who I hadn’t talked to since first semester. I talked to her excitedly, hugged her multiple times, and I am going to text her next week to see if she is ever free. I am reaching out, damn it! 

I had a lot of self realizations today, but I don’t want to talk about them. I think it might be because ED is over my shoulder right now, and I’m trying not to listen to him, but it is hard. I don’t understand what I did wrong today…

^ that is a common thought whenever ED is urging me and I’m not resisting. But I didn’t do anything wrong today. ED is always there, and he might appear in the happiest of times just because he can. It doesn’t matter when he shows up, just how I deal with him. 

ED: You shouldn’t be eating that. You’re not even hungry. You’re eating because you don’t know how else to fix your broken, pathetic self. You don’t deserve that food.

Me: You’re right. I am eating more than I need. But I am not pathetic nor broken. And food is not a privilege, it is a necessity. I never have to “earn” my food. Food is fuel, not a prize.

ED: Yeah, well that’s way more “fuel” than you need, sweetheart. Did you see the way your stomach folded today? What, like three times? And don’t get me started on your back, that back fat underneath your bra strap, thank god you were wearing a sweater over that most of the day.

Me: To be honest, I’m not strong enough to fight you right now, and I think you know that. I felt disgusted by those things too. But that’s because of you, those are not my original feelings, they are yours. One day I will be able to separate them from myself completely.

ED: Ha well until then, good luck finding anybody to love you. No one will love you until you’re thin and pretty.

Me: …you’ve been telling me that for five years. Look at all the people who love me despite having you in my life. That is wrong, that will always be wrong, being thinner will not solve anything. My weight is not the problem here, you’re the problem. The End, ED.

These are bits and pieces from my main blog. I share what I think is recovery focused and might help others. I’m sharing this to stress the importance of SEPARATION!

And therefore, the importance of this book. It has changed the face of my recovery in many (wonderful) ways as I have said before, and will say again. 

IF YOU ARE NOT A READER! Jenni understands. Each portion is broken down into “easy digestible” bits, most sections are 2 or 3 pages at most. That way you can read little pieces and think about them throughout the day, instead of having to have the focus and concentration to read entire chapters.

Please find this book, beautifuls!