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Article for Project Heal:
Article for Free and Above:
- Seek Light
It will be hard to accept, but it’s true. You’re body isn’t perfect and that’s okay. You are perfectly imperfect just as you are. You are enough just as you are. Your body deserves love and respect and care no matter what. You are beautiful and so worthy of self-love.
Articles for The Ophelia:
Articles for TheMighty.com:
- When People Respond To Your Diagnosis With Disbelief and Denial
- When People Say Someone Else ‘Has it Worse’
I get it, and yet, it’s not helpful. In fact, it makes me feel drastically worse. I hear it and then I hear in my head, “They’re tired of you complaining, your situation isn’t that bad,” or “Shut up and stop whining.” I feel foolish and attention-seeking and invalidated. I am taught repeatedly in these moments that I should stay quiet; I should keep my pain to myself because so many have it worse. Who am I to think I have the right to complain? I took that lesson and ran wild with it.
- 8 Strategies That Help Me Accept the Bad Days With Chronic Pain
- When I learned to Give Voice to My Chronic Pain
- A Letter To Read On Bad Days With Mental Illness
I’m calling you babe because I know you probably need tenderness right now. I know it feels like your brain and body are fighting back and it feels like bricks and debris are falling from the buildings surrounding you. I know you feel insignificant and small and terrified. I know inside that head of yours demons are throwing knives from all sides, and while you’re doing your best to dodge them, you’ll get nicked by a few most likely.
- A Thank You Letter To My Therapist and All Therapists
- When My Experience With Anxiety Changes Day to Day
- 8 Tips I’ve Learned for Living With Chronic Pain in Winter
- The Emotional Effect of a Life Plagued by Chronic Pain and Injuries
- To Those Struggling With An Eating Disorder During the Holiday Season
You look in the mirror in the morning, and the reflection staring back at you is someone you can’t recognize. Glazed over eyes and dead skin, flat expression until you paste a fake smile on for those around you. Hair that won’t cooperate and a body you despise being in. You start to wonder how you got here.
- How To Let Go of Holiday Season FOMO When Your Ill
- 10 Honest Text Responses to ‘How Are You?’ From Someone With An Invisible Illness
- 10 New Years Resolution’s That Have Nothing To Do With Your Appearance
- A Young Person’s Guide to Navigating Chronic Pain
- Why I Got Tattoos Symbolizing my Battles With Mental Illness and Chronic Pain
- Why I Don’t Like the Word ‘Recovery’as Someone With an Eating Disorder
I read the definition: “Return to a normal state of health, mind or strength.” OK, sure, simple enough, right? Go back, back to normal. Wait, what’s normal? Where do I draw the line between what was “normal” and what was the “disorder?” When precisely did the disorder begin? Do I have a date? An onslaught of disordered actions? Was I disordered from birth?
- How Yoga Helped Me in My Eating Disorder Recovery
Articles on The MCXV:
- 5 Things to Know About Your Friend With An Invisible Illness
- 5 iPhone Productivity Apps to Try Right Now
- 20 Quotes for a Bad Day
- Ten Body Positive Instagram Accounts to Follow
- 5 Tips to Improving Body Image
On my blog, Coffee And Reflections:
- Why Reflecting is Paramount to Recovery and Life
- When Adulting isn’t the Dream From Your Childhood
- Why I got Tattoos That Signify My Battles With Mental Illness and Femoral Acetabular Impingement
- These Wounds Will Heal
- When Life Throws You an Unexpected Reminder
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