Coming into College Without Being Completely Recovered from an Eating Disorder

Author: Alex K. One of the most difficult parts of my eating disorder journey was coming into college with the disorder still intact. Surprisingly, this was even more difficult than the re-feeding process and the family method of recovery I had to go through for months before even entering my freshman year. I was used … Continue reading Coming into College Without Being Completely Recovered from an Eating Disorder

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More Than My Appearance: Review On “Revenge Body”

Author: Paige S. After a lot of thinking and reading, I cannot help but write a blog on the new show, Revenge Body, by Khloe Kardashian. Someone as famous as a Kardashian can set a very, very bad example for young girls, emphasizing that our self worth is solely based on physical appearances. A popular … Continue reading More Than My Appearance: Review On “Revenge Body”

I Am Not My Body

Author: Alex K. I am not my body, and neither are you. I cannot stress enough how heartbreaking it is that many of us hold how we look and what others think of us so highly. I have never once in my life been truly happy with the way I looked, and I’m sure I’m not … Continue reading I Am Not My Body

A College Eating Disorder

Author: Alex K. When I was in the depths of my eating disorder, I wasn’t even sure if I would make it to college. But, I did, and I have experienced the best year of my life. I have met people that have changed my life and made me a different person, in the best … Continue reading A College Eating Disorder

When the Reflection is Never Good Enough

Author: Alex K. I know first hand how it feels to never be satisfied with the way you look when you see yourself in the mirror. From as long ago as I can remember, I have never loved what I saw looking back at me. Following recovery, I have had even worse body image than … Continue reading When the Reflection is Never Good Enough

Manifested Depression and Anxiety: Hannah’s Story

Author: Hannah B. Depression and anxiety are much like anorexia/bulimia. [But], at the same time, they are worlds apart in the way that one’s depression manifests itself. Disorders such as anorexia, depression, or anxiety are not fads or [things] to be romanticized. They are not made-up for attention. They are very real, very scary, and … Continue reading Manifested Depression and Anxiety: Hannah’s Story

The Return: Hospital to School

Author: Valery B. After those first few months in the hospital - away from your friends, family, and school - coming back can be the most challenging endeavor of them all.  When going into treatment for anorexia, most patients are encouraged to restore their weight into a healthy range. This restoration takes place in a … Continue reading The Return: Hospital to School