Body Talk: Because Being Pregnant Changes Everything!

This December I will celebrate 10 years eating disorder free. As I reflect on the past decade, I am in awe of the countless ways that my life has changed for the better, and by the healing that has been able to take place in my heart, mind, and spirit. I never used to believe … Continue reading Body Talk: Because Being Pregnant Changes Everything!

From the Comfort of My Prison Cell

Sometimes living with mental illness feels like a life sentence in jail. You become a prisoner of your own mind, and you slowly lose your ability to function in the outside world. All you know is the four walls of your prison cell. Anything outside of that becomes foreign, distant, confusing, and even more worrisome … Continue reading From the Comfort of My Prison Cell

My Manifesto: An Unnamed Poem from the Past

It is the final day of Eating Disorder Awareness week here in Canada, and I felt I should contribute one more time. I wrote the following piece of poetry on January 9th, 2003. At this time, at age 16, I was entering a day treatment program for adolescents with eating disorders in the Psych Health … Continue reading My Manifesto: An Unnamed Poem from the Past

Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Thoughts from a Survivor

We are in the middle of Eating Disorder Awareness Week here in Canada (February 1- 7). As an eating disorder survivor, this subject is very near and dear to my heart. You can read a little bit more about my recovery journey here, but today, I want to share some of my thoughts on what … Continue reading Eating Disorder Awareness Week – Thoughts from a Survivor