Posts tagged eating disorder
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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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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Breathe In, Begin. Breathe Out, Again.

“I continued to move my body in this new, strange way. I felt parts of me engage, physically and emotionally, that I had never engaged before. I started to breathe more in this new way; a way that seemed to soothe my heightened senses and provide moments of peace and silence in my over-stimulated mind.” Read guest contributor Allyson Pesta’s powerfully honest story of eating disorder recovery and how yoga, despite her initial reluctance, taught her she is enough.

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Breaking Free of "Good Food, Bad Food" Talk

Right and wrong, good and bad, and the many-layered meanings of these words have been applied to food, turning the act of nourishing our bodies into an issue of morality. Unraveling morality-based beliefs about food and our self-worth is essential to forging true healing in eating disorder recovery. I’m happy to share this excerpt from my new book, Body Mindful Yoga, on how to call on yoga to embrace your innate goodness and challenge morality language about food.

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