ED Recovery Mental Health OCD

10 Things Your Friend with OCD wished you knew

I have so many friends who don’t have OCD and who don’t get how many of the “quirks” that I have are actually OCD tendencies or compulsions. Sometimes it’s hard to explain to people what OCD is or what it’s like and how you’re suffering. Here’s 10 things that I wish my friends, and people …

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Describe my life before recovery (10 Days of Recovery)

I guess I could talk about how my life was a confused mess before recovery but that makes it sound like since recovery my life has been a perfectly ordered mess. It hasn’t. Things have not magically become perfect since being in recovery. That’s not how recovery works. What does happen is your approach to …

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Post 5 quotes that inspire me (10 Days of Recovery)

I think most of my favorite quotes right now come from Morgan Harper Nichols and her amazing art. I honestly just can’t get enough. And they speak so deeply to me. Like they find what I need to hear and they say it. I save a lot of quotes whether it’s on tumblr or Instagram. …

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What is My Biggest Challenge in Recovery? (10 Days of Recovery)

Easily I’d say my biggest challenge in recovery is the ability to leave weight out of the picture. For me, I can relate just about anything back to weight and I do it too. Constantly. And it’s a detriment. It doesn’t let me truly give myself up to recovery as it needs to be because …

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What Does Recovery Mean to Me? (10 Days of Recovery)

This is an interesting because at different points in recovery, the look of recovery has been different. There was a time (the beginning) when I thought recovery meant weight loss. I thought it meant no more bingeing, only eating healthy foods, no fast food, and a lot of weight gone. This was probably the most …

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6 Signs You’re Dealing with High-Functioning Depression

I have struggled with depression since I was a kid. Looking back it’s the first hint that something was wrong with my mental health. I was constantly sad and had low self-esteem and struggled to do basic things. However, at the same time I always came across as an energetic, happy, bubbly kid. I’d frequently …