the power of music

the power of music

I am so incredibly grateful that there are people out there with the amazing talent to sing and make music. Without exaggeration, I can honestly say I would be dead without music. For me, music has this power to lift me out of the worst moods, push me when I need the motivation, and calm […]

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marathon training with an eating disorder

marathon training with an eating disorder

I’m currently training for the TCS NYC Marathon this November. That’s 26.2 miles through all five burroughs in the most incredible city in the world. And I. Am. Pumped. But there’s a lot to think about when considering marathon training and the race itself, especially when you have an eating disorder. The training is intense […]

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medical compliance is cool

medical compliance is cool

Even writing that title makes me feel like a hypocrite. I’ve spent the majority of my adult life medically non-compliant. I preach to everyone else that it’s okay to need medicine to feel “normal” yet never take my own advice. I am the queen of doing that, actually. I give a lot of good advice […]

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self care isn’t selfish

self care isn't selfish

Self care is one of, if not the most, important things we can do for ourselves. It doesn’t have to be anything fancy or huge or life-changing…it can be something as simple as going to bed early or stopping by your favorite coffee shop or calling your mom just to say hi. Self care is, […]

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anger is a secondary emotion

anger is a secondary emotion

I’m angry. I have a lot of anger flowing through my body right now because of decisions past me made coupled with a lack of information. And I yelled at someone who’s fault it absolutely wasn’t, making me feel even worse. I’m writing about anger today because it seems to be the easiest emotion to […]

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why i want to be a social worker

why i want to be a social worker

Ever wake up one day realizing that while you love what you do, it doesn’t fulfill you the way you wish it would? I’ve felt that. I mean, I still feel it. I love marketing and I know I’m good at it, but I don’t leave work feeling like I’ve made a difference in someone’s […]

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fear of abandonment

fear of abandonment

“I’ve spent most of my life and most of my friendships holding my breath and hoping that when people get close enough they won’t leave, and fearing that it’s a matter of time before they figure me out and go.” Shauna Niequist Wow. This quote hits a little too close to home. I have serious […]

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shatterproof

shatterproof

I’ve mentioned this organization once before in an earlier post, but the work they do for substance use disorder is so incredible that they deserve their own post. Shatterproof is an amazing organization providing information about addiction, working with legislation on behalf of substance abusers, fighting against the stigma, and so much more. I was […]

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unglove yourself

unglove yourself

We waste so much energy trying to cover upwho we are when beneath every attitude is thewant to be loved, and beneath every anger is awound to be healed and beneath every sadnessis the fear that there will not be enough time. When we hesitate in being direct, weunknowingly slip something on, some addedlayer of […]

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