Posts tagged Anorexia
Do You Have a Love-Hate Relationship With the Eating Disorder?

Swinging between love and hate for the eating disorder is exhausting. In this post, I share about the tug of war I experienced between love and hate in my personal journey, and how I learned that these extremes were a barrier to accepting myself. Read the full post to learn how to shift out of love-hate and work toward acceptance of your whole self.

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Tips for Practicing Kindness Toward Your Body in Yoga

I can remember a time when I felt so incredibly angry at my body; kindness was the last thing on my mind. AND I also know we don't have to stay stuck in that place of anger or fear or loathing. Treating our bodies with small acts of kindness each day is one powerful way we heal the eating disorder, and yoga practices are a safe place to begin giving it a try.

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The Freedom in Taking Up Space

Guest contributor Hannah Trowell shares about the role of dancing, relationships, and ideal beauty standards on her mental health, and how yoga helped her reclaim an appreciation for her body as the uniqueness of all bodies. Read Hannah’s story of eating disorder recovery.

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My Fence (Poem)

D. Collins shares a moving poem about the very real, visceral fear of coming down from her battered and worn fence that kept her safe and held her secrets. You will be inspired by Collins’ creative way of talking about letting go of the eating disorder and acknowledging that she can, in fact, be alive without it.

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It Starts With a Dream (Poem)

“Envision no scales, no number games to play, No judgmental chatter, only kind words to say.” Read this beautiful poem about freedom from an eating disorder. Guest contributor D. Collins invites you to believe in your own dream of healing and join her in “discover[ing] a place that is peaceful and free.”

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My Path to Warriorhood

Guest contributor Tara Moon Christopher shares how stepping on the scale at her grandmother’s house at the age of 12 set in motion an eating disorder that consumed her life. Learn about the obstacles Tara overcame to restore her heart, mind, body, and soul and about the meaningful ways she is now giving back and supporting others today.

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When Love Comes From Within, It Can't Be Taken Away

Guest contributor Nicole DiGrazia shares how messaging from the fitness and fad diet industries contributed to her eating disorder and how she learned to allow love in to help her heal and live an addiction-free life.

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Out of Anorexia, On My Own Path

“Anorexia was myself screaming that I was unhappy, that I was not doing what I love, that I was living without joy and inner satisfaction.” Read guest contributor Stella Koutri’s story of eating disorder recovery and healing, and how she is now helping others reconnect with their bodies through Yoga and other forms of movement.

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Eating Disorder Rules Are Meant to Be Broken

Guest contributor Morganne Skinner shares how her innocent drive to be a great athlete turned into years of living with anorexia, bulimia, and orthorexia. With the support of her husband and her resolve for happiness and freedom, Morganne shares how she is working hard every day to break eating disorder rules and find enjoyment in her life.

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