You sit in a coffee shop in the Central East End. It’s 4:30 and the doors open at 5 today. It’s still dark outside and the world is quiet, save for the occasional car curiously tracing the contour of the Earth. You take a sip of your soy vanilla latte. For years you have limited… Continue reading A Day In Remission from My Eating Disorder
I’ve been sitting in front of a blank computer screen for almost an hour, debating what to write and who to write it for and what to say. I need to be inspirational, it needs to have purpose. I really just want to write an honest update. I want my writing to flow, to… Continue reading Prison Cell
A little update on where I’ve been, and a link to where I am going.
Oh Em, I wish I could stop, embrace you, and make the pain go away. It’s okay to not be okay. It’s NOT okay to not eat. You are feeling hurt and it is evident to everyone around you, yes even your parents who constantly shove your accomplishments down your throat when you whisper to them “help”.… Continue reading Oh Em…
I cannot believe I made it 19 years before I got my hands on one of Brene Brown’s books. I also cannot believe that I was admitted back into an eating disorder day program today, when a week ago I honestly had no thoughts of needing additional support of any kind. I spent process group… Continue reading My Name is Emily & I Am Hungry
Recently, I have been in a very reflective mood. I think it is a combination of a consistent journalling practice and having more free time due to the semester being over. One thing that has come to my attention recently is the fact that yes, I am talking the talk. Now I need to start walking the… Continue reading I NEDA Walk.
This past week has been full of ups and downs, however it went just about as perfectly as it could have. My mom, dad and sister flew to St. Louis to see my in college for my last day of classes on Tuesday. We spent Wednesday at the zoo and going to see the new Disney Moana… Continue reading Thanksgiving Recap
Hello everyone! I hope this post finds you well! Earlier this fall, I signed with a company called Adolescent Content primarily for my YouTube work. However, I was able to write an article for them that got published this week and wanted to engage in some shameless self-promotion (: The Glamorization of OCD Are there any… Continue reading I Am A Published Author?
I am ready to get back on track. I do not need to, but I want to. Simply eating to maintain “enough” weight is not the same as being in recovery. I am ready to be an active participant and advocate for my own recovery. I have done it before and I am ready to… Continue reading Recovery Roadmap
Do you remember me? It’s okay, I’m not sure if I remember myself either. I can hardly think clearly right now, and I feel like I am drunk even though I have not had alcohol in (almost) a week. My memory is crap. My reaction time is slower than molasses and if I don’t change something… Continue reading Thawing