‘All in’, Recover and Done? My Truth


It is the second birthday of this website.

When I look back now to where I was when I started this website: back living with my parents and going through a few very intense recovery months, my life today is very different and better in so many ways.

However, when I look back and think about the me who set up this website two years ago and the vision I had for myself two years further down my recovery road at that point, am I now where I had imagined or hoped?

This post is my raw and honest answer to that question.

Here I will lay myself bare about just where I am now in terms of my recovery and what is next for me.

‘All In’, Recover and Done?

So many eating disorder recovery accounts today, depict this image of people going ‘all in’ in recovery, eating for…

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I deserve to be happy!

Change is hard, but it’s worth it

Pause and take some slow, deep breaths!

It’s okay to ask for help!

This storm will pass!

Tolerate uncertainty!

Making a mistake doesn’t mean I am a failure. Everyone makes mistakes!
The only way out is through. Face it and work through it in order to gain control over it!

Though days don’t erase the progress I’ve made!

What am I worry about? How likely is this to occur? Evaluate the evidence!
It may not seem like it now, but this feeling will eventually pass, it will not last forever!

Stop focusing on the past! I can shift my attention to the present by practicing a mindful activity!

I will try to observe my thoughts without judgement!

Use a healthy coping strategy:Go for a walkWrite in a journalSpend time coloringMeditateListen to music
Resist the urge to isolate, reach…

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How The Pandemic Has Strengthened My Marriage —

Survivors Blog Here Mental Health Collaborative

My husband had been working from home since last March and it was the easiest transition I could have imagined. Luckily he already had a home office so he isn’t having to work somewhere else in the house like the living room or kitchen. Photo by Ken Tomita on Pexels.com We’ve known each other for […]

How The Pandemic Has Strengthened My Marriage —

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What Most Offends YOU About How People Treat Epilepsy?

Interesting read from someone with the condition. I’ve never named mine but your right ignorance & discrimination is common

Epilepsy Talk

I call epilepsy the “stealth condition,” because most people don’t actually witness a seizure.

Which results in an abundance of ignorance…misinformation..and to be frank, discrimination and slurs.

There’s the imitation of someone having a seizure (big on T.V.)…bullying and name calling in the schoolyard…people turning their backsonce they find out you have the big “E.”

You might as well have leprosy!(No folks, contrary tomyth, it’s not catching!)

A pet peeve of mineisbeing treated as a pariah.

Public serviceorganizations and businesses politely refuse my offer to giveapresentation. Heaven forbid I upset their audience — during lunch!

There’s the stigma of employment, where what you disclose about your epilepsy determines your future.

And the feeling that if you have epilepsy, you can’t be expected to achieve anything. (My parents almost died when I graduated from college Magna Cum Laude!)

We constantly have to stand up for ourselves, endure ignorance, and advocate…

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