Tag: Inner Awareness

When Life Feels Too Hard, Remember This!

Sometimes life just feels too hard. Have you ever noticed this? Sometimes things feel easy AF, while at other times they feel monumental, laborious, impossible even. Like, why was it so easy to eat lunch yesterday, and today it feels like I’m spooning concrete down my throat? Or, like, why did I feel so light yesterday, and today I feel like I’m suffocating under a ton of bricks? It’s like this for me ALL the time! When I feel good, when things feel easy, I think I’ve finally made it. I’ve conquered life! When things feel hard, when Read More

The Power Of Emotion – Part 4: Finding My Internal Navigation System

Finding my internal navigation system was incredibly freeing for me! Before I had found it my life was on shaky ground. Living with anxiety is exhausting and that is exactly what I had been doing for most of my life. I remember as a child even, being acutely aware of my surroundings and mentally mapping out strategies to navigate around bags or chairs or feet in aisles. The world was a massive land mine and I was trying my damnedest to avoid stepping on one.  The anxiety only intensified when my eating disorder developed. Or, maybe the eating Read More

The Power Of Emotion – Part 3: Finding My Body

This is part three of a four week series on the power of emotion and today I will talk about how finding my body was an essential part of my own recovery. If you would like to read from the beginning, you can start here. Finding My Body I resisted finding my body for a long time. I didn’t even know I had been resisting it. But, eventually my body found me. It had tried for decades, maybe even my entire life, to find a way to speak and to be heard, but after trying to listen to Read More

The Power Of Emotion – Part 2: Understanding Myself

In part one of this four week series on the power of emotion, I talked about some of the benefits I’ve experienced from focusing on my emotions.  One of them was how doing so helped me to grow in my understanding of myself.  So today, I would like to share with you the why behind this, why focusing on my emotions and growing in my understanding of myself was (and is) such a powerful aid in my own eating disorder recovery. Before I go on though, let me clarify that when I talk about emotions, I’m talking about Read More

The Power Of Emotion In Eating Disorder Recovery

Eating disorder recovery can feel messy. It can even feel hopeless at times. Harnessing the power of emotion can help! Have you had a hard time finding comfort in your body after eating disorder recovery? Has the continuing discomfort caused you to rethink recovery? Are you concerned you don’t have the motivation to maintain your recovery? If so, you’re not alone! About a year after I had left treatment for my eating disorder, I still found it incredibly difficult to be in my own skin. Everything felt heavy. I often felt like I was suffocating. It was painful, Read More