I heard all the way back in high school, “Once you have an eating disorder, you always have it. You just go through periods of remission.” At the time I didn’t think much of it. After all, I was totally in control of my eating disorder–so much in fact that I couldn’t possibly have aContinue reading “ED Recovery is More Difficult than I Realized”
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Is Forgiveness Really the Answer?
“Forgive others.” Yikes. That’s asking a whole lot. In fact, I think it’s asking too much. Forgiveness isn’t the end all be all to happiness. Forgiveness shouldn’t be rushed or even expected. When it comes to some wrongdoings toward me many years ago, I don’t harbor resentment or anger that only poisons my heart. IContinue reading “Is Forgiveness Really the Answer?”
8 Tips for Facing the Week with Chronic Fatigue
Life with chronic fatigue can be plain difficult. Anything we do can easily lead to overexertion. It’s more than just being a little tired. It’s sleeping all the time and never feeling rested. It’s when your body and soul just constantly feel worn out. I have dealt with fatigue for over a decade, coinciding withContinue reading “8 Tips for Facing the Week with Chronic Fatigue”
Empathy and Boundaries While Living with Pain
Where is the line between practicing empathy and setting healthy boundaries? More often than not, people are repeating taught behaviors or just living on autopilot and not even noticing how their actions affect others (or maybe there are cultural differences that could explain the “rudeness”). I saw a question on Twitter recently that asked aboutContinue reading “Empathy and Boundaries While Living with Pain”
Lots of Rain and No Umbrella
Every task we complete on our to-do list causes a raindrop to fall. Some drops are smaller and some are larger, but every thing we do—brushing our teeth or going to an appointment—results in water falling around us. People without chronic illnesses are naturally equipped with an umbrella and rain boots. They can do whateverContinue reading “Lots of Rain and No Umbrella”
Welcome to Authentic Sunrise!
An authentic sunrise refers to a spark of inspiration—perhaps even an awakening of sorts. It is when we organically discover what is our gift, or what we can offer the world. Now, we can choose to share our gift or not. I like the philosophy of using our gifts selfishly. What I mean by thisContinue reading “Welcome to Authentic Sunrise!”