Tag: Intuitive Eating

Follow Your Inner Wisdom

Follow your inner wisdom for recovery. This is your guidance system. And it can be trusted. Do you believe that? I do. I think I’ve always believed that, but there was a time when I was too afraid to put it to the test. I was too afraid of myself. I had very little trust in myself. But, it turns out, trust in myself was instrumental to my (eating disorder) recovery. This trust didn’t develop overnight though. It took time.  In The Beginning In the beginning of my recovery I trusted no one, least of all myself. Treatment Read More

Lost & Found

Do you feel uncomfortable in your own skin? Do you feel like somehow you’re just not home? Does it feel like you’re lost, in a foreign city, and no one is speaking your language? I used to feel like this. What did I do? Well, at first I read magazines and books, followed the news, and watched TV and movies. I looked for direction from the world at large. What I learned is that apparently the answer to feeling good was to eat well. So, I worked on eating good, eating normally. And yet, no matter how hard Read More

Is Your Eating Disordered?

There are a lot of people who wouldn’t categorize themselves as eating disordered; however, having had an eating disorder myself and then going through treatment and learning how to normalize my eating, I question whether there had ever been a time in my life prior to recovery when my eating hadn’t been disordered. And as I walk through the world and see it through the lens of a different view on health, weight, worth, and self-image, I’m rather shocked by what I see. It’s surreal. I see a great deal of women/folks preoccupied with weight, food, dieting, (cutting) Read More

Changing Your Relationship with Food

Is changing your relationship with food even possible? If your relationship with food, with your body, with yourself is shot, it can be challenging to even know where to begin to start to change it or repair it. And, my guess is that, if you’re like many folks, you probably scan the internet – Google, Pinterest, Instagram – looking for inspiration and strategies for eating healthy, keeping fit, feeling good, and looking your best. You might even get inspired and make a plan. You plan your menus, dedicate times to working out. Writing affirmations on the bathroom mirror Read More