Posts for Eating Disorder Recovery
Why do I think it’s important to include posts about eating disorders? First, because I was an athlete with eating disorder for many years. Second, there is strong and consistent evidence that eating disorders are prevalent in athletes. Being an athlete does not cause you to develop eating disorders, yet certain aspects of sport can heighten vulnerability and risks. You don’t have to be diagnosed with a clinical eating disorder to exhibit disordered eating behaviors.
I think it’s important to increase awareness, remove stigmas, and debunk stereotypes about eating disorders. Eating disorder recovery looks different for each individual. This blog provides insight into eating disorders and disordered eating in athletes, my journey through recovery, and resources to help you develop ways to manage negative behaviors.
Actual Ways to ‘Reach Out’
Reaching out to others is one of the most helpful ways to get through a difficult time. But "why didn't they tell me?" is such a
A Letter to my Son About Weight
Dear Son, Time has gone so quickly since you were born, and you amaze me everyday with your curiosity of this world. You have a lot
“This Is Us” Teaches Us Why Resilience Matters
After watching an episode of This Is Us, I have been thinking about why overcoming trauma is more difficult for some people. And why resilience matters
What happens when your body is low on electrolytes?
Last weekend I ran Ragnar Trail - a fun-camping-trail-running-relay race. I was on a team of 8 runners and each of us was responsible for running three different
Eating Disorder Brain vs. Recovery Brain
Several years ago I participated in a research study that examined the neurological aspects of an eating disorder. The purpose of the study was to compare
My Opinion of To The Bone
Last Friday, Netflix released a feature file "To the Bone." Like other mental illnesses, eating disorders are difficult to understand. One of the reasons, I opened