Supportive Couple

Supporting a Loved One in Eating Disorder Recovery During the Holidays

Two hallmarks of the winter holiday season are spending time with family and partaking in festive feasts. For individuals working on recovery from an eating disorder, both of these aspects can present quite a challenge. It can also be confusing and frustrating for family members and friends of someone in recovery as they try to support them at this time.

#FaceYourBeast: Speaking Truth and Creating Community in Eating Disorder Recovery

A crucial step in recovering from an eating disorder is realizing you are not alone. The shame that surrounds eating disorders often leads people to remain silent about their struggles. And in isolation, an eating disorder grows.
Hand in Forgiveness

Forgiveness: A Practice for Healing

Forgiveness is an essential part of recovery because, as Desmond Tutu says, “The only way to experience healing and peace is to forgive. Until we can forgive, we remain locked in our pain and locked out of the possibility of experiencing healing and freedom.”
Getting Grounded in Winter

Getting Grounded in Winter

Often in these cold months, we find ourselves affected by what is called “Vata-excess” in Ayurveda (a mind-body health system developed in ancient India which translates as “the science of life”). It can often feel difficult getting grounded in winter. The external conditions of the season -- short days, chilly temperatures, and dry weather -- directly impact our internal climate, making us prone to feel more frazzled, snippy, and in our heads.
Intention in Recovery

The Power of Intention in Recovery

Recently my friend Kayleigh told me about the greatest turning point in her life: seven years ago, she realized that her fervent mission to live a life of achievement was causing her unhappiness and poor health. “Achievement wasn’t the right intention for me,” she admitted. “So I shifted my intention to living a life of peace.” Intention in recovery is powerful.