We Need To Have a Talk About ‘Recovery’ from an Eating Disorder

I have never liked the word “recovery.” It didn’t sit right in my mouth, sounded strange coming out and rendered images of empty stark white hallways with a thick layer of dust and grime everywhere. Recover, return to, regain, but what? Me? My health? Truth is, I’ve never gotten to the bottom of why the … Continue reading We Need To Have a Talk About ‘Recovery’ from an Eating Disorder

Why I Got Tattoos That Signify My Battles With Mental Illness and Femoral Acetabular Impingement

I am seriously afraid of needles. Yet, I have two tattoos. I worked through the fear of needles as best I could, although I’m still terribly afraid, because I wanted these tattoos. I tackled that fear, not for a tattoo because I wanted a tattoo, but for what my tattoos would represent. My two tattoos … Continue reading Why I Got Tattoos That Signify My Battles With Mental Illness and Femoral Acetabular Impingement