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My Journey to Body Neutrality

I have been attempting to shrink my body for the last 20 years. I tried changing my eating habits. I exercised vigorously. I counted calories. I bought diet pills from the drugstore. When I was at my skinniest, I was acting self-destructive and contemplating suicide every night. I realized I had become a slave to… Continue reading My Journey to Body Neutrality

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confession: my disorders that I’m most ashamed of.

If you know me, you know I am usually very open with depression and anxiety, but there are a few other disorders I have that have always brought me great shame and embarrassment. I’ve mentioned them a few times here and there, but never really explained it.  It wasn’t until a few months ago that… Continue reading confession: my disorders that I’m most ashamed of.

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4 steps to help overcome negative thoughts

“I am a worthless piece of crap.” “I am ugly and undesirable.” “I am a burden to my loved ones.” “I am better off dead.” Thoughts like these always seem to be on the forefront of my mind. When dealing with mental illness, our minds can be a master manipulator, a liar, and a thief… Continue reading 4 steps to help overcome negative thoughts

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5 simple ways to support your friend with depression

1. Check in. Just to say hi. Don’t get offended if we don’t respond right away or send you to voicemail, but knowing you’re thinking of us will mean a lot. 2. Send positive affirmations. Depression destroys any semblance of self confidence so hearing genuine compliments from someone is always uplifting and encouraging. Some examples… Continue reading 5 simple ways to support your friend with depression