I’M SO GLAD YOU’RE HERE.
Welcome to Fresh Recovery, a new creative project that I’ve (actually) had a lot of fun building. If you know me or follow me on Instagram, you know my creativity has been non-existent under the weight of bipolar depression for years, so this is actually a pretty big deal for me.
While relapsing into bulimia is not the way I’d choose to start an eating disorder recovery blog, it’s where I find myself today and I’m thankful to have a shiny new space online to express my thoughts and hopefully help others feel less alone and more supported in their own recovery. Eating disorders are incredibly isolating and the more we can connect with each other, even through the world wide webs of the internet, the better off we are.
A FEW THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Recovery Exercises: I leave every therapy session with my eating disorder specialist with homework. And unlike earlier in my therapy career, I actually go home and do my homework now. I’ll be sharing some of the homework as well as other things I find under the category Recovery Exercises for anyone who may need some tangible support in their recovery.
Hello Fresh Posts: Let me preface this by saying: this is not a food blog. Nor will it ever be a food blog. Please don’t come here looking for recipes because I’ll be a huge disappointment to you. But using Hello Fresh has quickly become a staple in my recovery and my life and as I teach myself how to cook, my Hello Fresh posts will (obviously) include the foods I’m learning to make. But each one will also have an eating disorder recovery theme and information or a story woven through it, as every meal I eat, of course, directly relates to my recovery.
Intuitive Eating: The treatment center I’m working with promotes the intuitive eating model for recovery, so I’ll be exploring IE on the blog as I learn how to navigate it and meld it into my life. Intuitive eating is a popular modality for recovery all over, but recovery is a personal thing, and what works for some people won’t work for others. Know that and find and utilize what works for you.
Trigger Warnings: You won’t find trigger warnings here because I keep my content as triggerless as possible and refrain from using weight, numbers, and other triggering, unnecessary information.
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Thank you for joining me, here we go. xx