The Mysterious Support Group

**I wrote this back in March after I had talked myself into going to the support group.  Please be cautious when attending support groups, they could be more harmful than helpful.**   I have sat behind this computer for almost 2 hours, stumped as to what I “need” to blog about.  I could be sappy…

You’ve Ruined My Life And Yet I Can’t Let You Go

**I have said it before, but this time of year is very difficult for people who are in recovery from an eating disorder, who are currently in their eating disorder, or are even in denial about anything eating disorder related.  Jess wrote this beautiful post about the abusive relationship between the person dealing with an…

Memories of a Brown House

I remember pulling in the driveway at the brown house…there were so many thoughts running through my head.  I was questioning if I was really sick enough to even be in residential treatment.  I stared at this front door.  It was a red door, and as I was staring at this door, it opened up,…

What I Wish I Could Tell My Friends About Eating Disorders 

**Thanks Jess for this post.  I think people get confused with eating disorders.  We aren’t vain people.  Keep rocking!** Eating disorders are not weight specific. Eating disorders are mental illnesses with physical consequences. The real damage happens inside our minds as we try to destroy ourselves from the inside out. It is the behaviors that…

Music During Recovery

**To say that I have been excited to get this post would be an understatement.  I absolutely adore the person who wrote this.  We have challenged ourselves outside of treatment, supported each other and stay in touch, as I do with most of my friends.  I know that music is important to her like it…

Ask Me About My Tattoo by Jess

  I have a tattoo of the NEDA symbol on the inside of my right wrist. I got this particular tattoo to remind me to choose recovery everyday. I got it in such a visible place so that I can lay eyes on it and it can serve as a visual reminder every time I…