11 Things I Know To Be True In My Decades Of Recovery From An Eating Disorder And The Peace Making Process With Myself:

11 Things I Know To Be True In My Decades Of Recovery From An Eating Disorder And The Peace Making Process With Myself:

 

  1. Patience with your process is the key to a sustainable recovery.
  2. There is no perfection in this process.
  3. We have to utilize and tap into a wide array of resources — both inner and outer.  There is a wealth of support available at every phase of recovery, we must choose to seek and use that support.  
  4. There is no end point — you don’t get somewhere and then you are “good to go” — it is a process — a “road to recovery”.  This process doesn’t need to be painful — there is much joy in uncovering who you truly are.
  5. Deprivation does not work.
  6. You must slow down and find your breath — in life, in work, in everyday being.
  7. Using exercise as a punishment is a set up and a complete dishonoring of who you are.
  8. Self-love is more than a word — it is an action verb and requires daily attention.
  9. We must let go of any “rules and regulations” that we have put on ourselves.
  10. Focus on you and only you. Comparison is a detrimental trap and will keep you on the hamster wheel.
  11. Give yourself permission.  So much of the angst in disordered eating is around that internal conflict.  When we give ourselves permission, we release the negativity and everything shifts —even our metabolism.  

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