Stepping Off The Scale Of Self-Hate

Author: Isabella Neblett There is something particularly alluring... about the beginning of a new year that makes everyone think they will do things they never actually do. I know from experience: I still curse like a sailor; I still weigh over 150 pounds; I still live in my oversized hoodie and sweatpants despite owning cuter … Continue reading Stepping Off The Scale Of Self-Hate

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A False Reality: The Masterpiece of Eating Disorders

Author: Val Berenshtein When you design your life around a lie... – a false reality that looks like truth –, you sentence yourself to the earliest form of death, a form in which you are merely surviving rather than living. I wish I had realized this sooner. I wish I had realized this when I … Continue reading A False Reality: The Masterpiece of Eating Disorders

How to Approach the Struggles of a New Cycle or Chapter of Life

Author: Valery B. As humans, we live our lives in a compilation of cycles, a parcel of beginnings and endings that close and open chapters. Everyone bases their compilation of cycles on different things: some like to view them in terms of age, such as childhood, adolescence, adulthood and so forth, while others associate them … Continue reading How to Approach the Struggles of a New Cycle or Chapter of Life

Self-Love, Self-Acceptance and Positivity Are the Best Remedies for Conquering and Overcoming Any Obstacle

Author: Valery B. The other day, something pretty extraordinary happened to me - something that had never happened before. I got up in the morning, ready to start my usual routine, when I looked into the mirror and noticed the blemishes that were spread across my face: a patch of skin here, darker than the … Continue reading Self-Love, Self-Acceptance and Positivity Are the Best Remedies for Conquering and Overcoming Any Obstacle

Why You and I Need to Stop Being So Negative About Ourselves

Author: Valery B. For the past four years of my life, I lived each and every day with a negative outlook on my environment and the people within it. Whether that negativity showed up as demeaning self-talk or as anxiety that everyone around me was judging my every word and action, I would live life … Continue reading Why You and I Need to Stop Being So Negative About Ourselves

Winning a Battle Over Depression and Anxiety: Sara’s Story

Author: Sara B. When dealing with a mental illness, reaching out for help can be extremely taunting and hard.  I am sharing my story with you so that you can see how I went from hiding my pain to talking to others and searching for the correct treatment that could help me get better.  I … Continue reading Winning a Battle Over Depression and Anxiety: Sara’s Story

“To The Bone” Review

Author: Paige S. To the Bone was very, very accurate about one thing. The ending. Ellen, the main character played by Lily Collins, goes back to her treatment center after leaving the first time with a new mentality towards recovery. No one can make you recover, no matter what doctor you see, how many treatment … Continue reading “To The Bone” Review

I Won’t Apologize for Being Confident When Talking About My Mental Health

Author: Valery B. On the first day of my new job as a busser, I was talking with the restaurant owner's son - a man of 40-years-old, who happens to have "some knowledge" on mental health - about the various mental illnesses I had gone through in the past four years. The topic was brought … Continue reading I Won’t Apologize for Being Confident When Talking About My Mental Health

My Scars Do Not Define Me

Author: Lauren S. Many people use self harm as a coping mechanism, as it is thought to release chemicals in the brain that make us - those with mental illness - feel happier. Although there are other forms of self harm, including punching, scratching, pinching, and hair-pulling, some forms, such as cutting and burning, can … Continue reading My Scars Do Not Define Me

Why It’s So Hard to Recover from an Eating Disorder Today, and What We Can Do About It

Author: Alex K. As a recovered anorexic, I think it's important for people to know how difficult it is for someone with an eating disorder or a history of an eating disorder to recover with a society like ours. I myself - as I'm sure with many others - had to recover with friends or … Continue reading Why It’s So Hard to Recover from an Eating Disorder Today, and What We Can Do About It