Anatomy of Recovery


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I'm Jules, a 23 year old recent college graduate, currently working and applying for grad school. I was diagnosed with anorexia nervosa when I was 14. I'm 100% committed to recovery because I know how amazing it can be. This blog is about my journey and any help and inspiration I can offer others on their own journeys.
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"What are your best tips to pull yourself out of a relapse?" With love, Anonymous.

Reach out and get help.  That’s probably the number one tip.  This keeps you accountable and helps get you back into a place where you’re being forced to put your focus back on coping skills.  Make that call tomorrow if you can to whoever you need to reach out to.

Take your relapse seriously and don’t assume that it will just go away on its own.  It may look different from how you were sick before and don’t let this fool you into thinking it’s not as serious or that you can let it continue.

Create a list of reasons not to get sick again or create a pros/cons list of what you gain and lose from being sick again.  Post this wherever you will see it as much as possible.

Remember that you have learned a lot and that you can apply these things— you’re not back at square one so don’t beat yourself up over it.  You may just be under a different set of stressors.  A relapse can be a good teacher about where your recovery is weaker and needs additional treatment.

I hope this helps.  It’s totally possible to get out of a relapse without letting it throw you off completely as long as you face up to it honestly and reach out for help. <3

zakcmerrick:

{slow it down} || a mix for coping with anxiety

The world’s just spinning a little too fast,if things don’t slow down soon we might not last.so just for the moment, let’s be still.

i. firewood. regina spektor. ii. drift dive. the antlers. iii. wisconsin. bon iver. iv. flume. coeur de pirate v. let’s be still. the head and the heart. vi. slow it down. the lumineers. vii. in the aeroplane over the sea. neutral milk hotel. viii. reminder. mumford and sons. ix. the rip tide. beirut x. young lion. vampire weekend. 

zakcmerrick:

{slow it down} || a mix for coping with anxiety

The world’s just spinning a little too fast,
if things don’t slow down soon we might not last.
so just for the moment, let’s be still.

i. firewood. regina spektor. ii. drift dive. the antlers. iii. wisconsin. bon iver. iv. flume. coeur de pirate v. let’s be still. the head and the heart. vi. slow it down. the lumineers. vii. in the aeroplane over the sea. neutral milk hotel. viii. reminder. mumford and sons. ix. the rip tide. beirut x. young lion. vampire weekend. 

brutereason:

These are from a wonderful book called The Art Of Comforting. Check it out and learn how to be better at supporting people going through difficult things.

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Click through to go to a downloadable PDF that can help you create a wellbeing plan for bipolar disorder.

Click through to go to a downloadable PDF that can help you create a wellbeing plan for bipolar disorder.

scars-fade-love-stays:

I learned this skill in DBT and I made a worksheet to share it with you. Of course, one does not have to fill out a worksheet to weigh the pros and cons of acting on a behavior but it can be helpful to consider the pros and cons of both acting and not acting on an impulse.

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Currently one opening - to apply you must have 6 months relatively successful recovery time (looking for progress and a positive outlook) from any mental illness/addiction/behavior and be willing to talk to your followers about it. Your blog should have some recovery based posts. You also must be willing to add a badge/link to your blog to the network. Apply with a bit about your recovery here.
Current Members: Add for awesome recovery on your dash!
Mia: 23, female. experience with drug addiction, BED, and bulimia.
Natalie: 18, female. experience with EDNOS, BED, depression and anxiety.
Jules: 22, female. experience with anorexia &amp; teaches sexuality/health ed.
Kaitlyn: 15, female. experience with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and disordered eating..
Christianna: 21, female. experience with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and EDNOS.
Lindsey: 21, female. experience with drug addiction, depression and anxiety.
Jackie: 18, female. Experience with depression, anxiety, phobia, grief, binge eating, and a mood disorder
Lyla: 18, female. experience with ptsd, EDs, addiction, depression, and anxiety
Stefanie: 17, female. Experience with self harm, anorexia, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
Mina: 22, female. Experience with anxiety, depression, EDNOS, self harm, and trauma.
Tess: 17, female. Experience with depression, anxiety and self harm.
Siena:15, female. Experience with anorexia.

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zkriesse:

recoverykitty:

✩ Regain Yourself

Currently one opening - to apply you must have 6 months relatively successful recovery time (looking for progress and a positive outlook) from any mental illness/addiction/behavior and be willing to talk to your followers about it. Your blog should have some recovery based posts. You also must be willing to add a badge/link to your blog to the network. Apply with a bit about your recovery here.

Current Members: Add for awesome recovery on your dash!

  • Mia23, female. experience with drug addiction, BED, and bulimia.
  • Natalie18, female. experience with EDNOS, BED, depression and anxiety.
  • Jules22, female. experience with anorexia & teaches sexuality/health ed.
  • Kaitlyn15, female. experience with self-harm, suicidal thoughts, anxiety and disordered eating..
  • Christianna21, female. experience with depression, anxiety, self-harm, and EDNOS.
  • Lindsey21, female. experience with drug addiction, depression and anxiety.
  • Jackie18, female. Experience with depression, anxiety, phobia, grief, binge eating, and a mood disorder
  • Lyla18, female. experience with ptsd, EDs, addiction, depression, and anxiety
  • Stefanie17, female. Experience with self harm, anorexia, depression, anxiety, and panic attacks.
  • Mina22, female. Experience with anxiety, depression, EDNOS, self harm, and trauma.
  • Tess17, female. Experience with depression, anxiety and self harm.
  • Siena:15, female. Experience with anorexia.

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"Part of me knows I need to seek some sort of help but the other part is saying I'm too fat and no one would believe me. My friends definitely don't believe me and that just adds to the discouragement. Any words of wisdom for this situation?" With love, Anonymous.

You can have an eating disorder at any weight!  The media may only focus on people who are severely underweight and your disorder may tell you that you’re not sick unless you’re thinner, these are both inaccurate.  Knowing that you need to seek help is an amazing first step and you should be very proud of that.  Your friends are not experts.  Over time, you can provide them with resources about eating disorders so that they can begin to understand your eating disorder.  Right now, what they need to know is that you’re in a lot of pain, and that’s what they will care about.

Telling someone about this problem can seem overwhelming or scary, but we tend to imagine the worst possible response and it is almost never as bad as you imagine.  Sometimes it can be helpful to tell it like a story.  You can even write it out in advance, to organize your thoughts.  It can also be good to have a goal, such as “I want to see a psychiatrist immediately” so that your family knows what to do with your disclosure.  If you have more questions about how to seek help, please ask.

Here are some resources for how to tell someone about your problem and how to get help.

Please do not delay getting treatment.  This is a very serious problem and your health could be in danger.
"Hi, I hope you answer anonymous asks... I'm close friends with a woman who fought a hard and corageous battle against overeating, and is recovering. I love my friend and want to be supportive of her and was wondering if you had any advice on how I could best do that." With love, Anonymous.

Hey hon!  I’m more than happy to answer anonymous asks.

It sounds like your friend is very lucky to have someone supportive like you in her life.  There are a few things that you can do to support her.  The most important one is talking to her and asking her what specific things you can do to support her.  Examples might be avoiding having certain over-eating trigger foods wherever you are hanging out, choosing to spend time at places that do not focus on food, like going to a painting studio or something, being available to be a distraction when she is struggling with urges, etc.  Every person has different needs, and asking her what specific things you can do to help empowers her to reach out for support and makes it clear what you can do to be supportive.  Here are some other resources that may help you out.  Some are more geared towards restrictive eating disorders, but also have other good information.

Best wishes!

liberonetwork:

Using Your Spare Time this Summer in a Healthy Way: “Summertime means that there is more spare time, less clothes worn, and weather that makes it easier to go out and exercise. It is so easy to get carried away with disordered eating thoughts and to spiral downward, as I have in the past.”
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liberonetwork:

Using Your Spare Time this Summer in a Healthy Way: “Summertime means that there is more spare time, less clothes worn, and weather that makes it easier to go out and exercise. It is so easy to get carried away with disordered eating thoughts and to spiral downward, as I have in the past.”

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