Self Care

Don’t Give It All Away

Hello, Everyone! This month we are breaking up the holiday chatter (but also...Happy Holidays!) to share with you all a candid, quite raw rendition of one's experience of navigating relationships in recovery and traversing the journey of healing from co-dependency.  We love this timeless reminder that no matter what type of relationships we are fostering… Continue reading Don’t Give It All Away

Eating Disorder Recovery, Self Care

Holiday Survival Guide: ED Recovery

Here we are again. It's holiday time. Regardless of what, when, where, or how you celebrate, the hustle and bustle of the season has the potential to be overwhelming and sometimes, downright scary. So how do we navigate nourishment of our bodies and our minds in the midst of the chaos? Check out these ideas… Continue reading Holiday Survival Guide: ED Recovery

Self Care

It’s okay to not get the massage.

Self care. Self care. Self care. While reserving space and time to care for ourselves in a chaotic, pressurized world is essential, the concept of "self care" has also become idealized and even exploited in recent years. Certain forms of self care (ex. "spa days", exercise, etc.) have been pedestalized in mainstream media, which narrows… Continue reading It’s okay to not get the massage.

Eating Disorder Recovery, Self Care

How To Look After Your Mental Health Whilst Travelling

Ahhhh, summer-time: the season of beach weekends, family vacations, trips, and travel.  This time of the year can be a whirlwind of fun and adventure, but let’s get real – it can also be extremely stressful and challenging for recovery.

How can we take recovery on vacation with us?  How do we maintain the efforts necessary to stay stable and safe without compromising enjoyment and spontaneity?

Check out this post from Moods, Meds, and Meals, a mental health and lifestyle blog, on how to care for yourself and still enjoy the summer (or any season, really) of fun around you.

Cara’s Corner

Having mental health problems can make life difficult, but I am a firm believer that it shouldn’t stop you from doing anything you want to do.

As many of you will know, I have bipolar disorder and struggled with an eating disorder for many years. I also love to travel. Whilst it’s true that it might be slightly more challenging to travel if you struggle with your mental health, it is absolutely still possible and something I would recommend to anyone! I’ve learnt lots of ways to make travelling with mental health problems accessible, safe, and most of all, fun!

Be Prepared:
Pack everything you would use at home for your mental health. Medication, anything that calms you down or comforts you, and phone numbers for people to talk to if things get tough.

Get the right insurance. You don’t want to be worrying that if anything does go wrong…

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Body Image, Eating Disorder Recovery

The Jeans Don’t Fit

Body image is defined by The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) in the following terms: Body image is how you see yourself when you look in the mirror or when you picture yourself in your mind. It encompasses: What you believe about your own appearance (including your memories, assumptions, and generalizations). How you feel about… Continue reading The Jeans Don’t Fit