A Meditation on Love and Healing

If you don't love yourself, nobody will love you. It's a cliché. It's been repeated to us through movie screens and romance novels, through therapy sessions and everyday conversations. If you don't love yourself... If you don't love yourself, life goes on. You go about your day and things are just okay, as they should... Continue Reading →

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The Weight of Weight

Our worlds are intensely focused on our appearance. Not just the usual, evil world of advertising and social media and all that; but also, our other worlds – our social world, our family world, and, probably most importantly, our internal world. What happens in our heads when we lose weight is confusing. The social significance... Continue Reading →

Comfort Food

A lot of people who have never had an encounter with eating disorders labor under the misconception that having one is about food. That it's about calories, trans fats, and the act of eating. The reality, though, is entirely different from that. Anorexia, on the surface, is about being skinny. So is bulimia. Binge-eating is... Continue Reading →

Putting Yourself Down: Don’t.

We live in a day and age where criticism is widely available. If anything, we crave it even more than we get it – we post our achievements and adventures on social media and expect feedback. If our pictures get ignored, yielding no reaction whatsoever, we feel neglected. Angry, even. How dare nobody react? Even negative... Continue Reading →

Frozen: Anxiety vs Fear

I am privileged enough to say that I only recently discovered that I have never experienced true fear until this week. Now that I think about it, all the things I've been afraid of, really, have been anxieties. Anxiety is an unsettling, uncomfortable feeling that, for me, lives somewhere around my midriff and presses into my lungs... Continue Reading →

But Wasn’t It Better Before?

When you study psychology, you keep monitoring yourself. At first, it's scary because every single disorder you learn about seems to apply. Then it's fascinating. Then it becomes automatic. I can geek out about psychology for days, but I'll try to funnel it down to the bare essentials here for those who aren't like me... Continue Reading →

Sorry About What Happened

So this has been on my mind lately. Probably because of Timehop, this funky app that lets you see what you posted a year, two, three ago, on this very date. Every morning, a teasing little bubble emerges over the app's icon, reminding me that I need a quick refresher of how screwed up my... Continue Reading →

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