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Toxic People

Let me preface by saying that you can't possibly avoid - 24/7 - everyone who makes you uncomfortable. But you can limit contact with some of them, and you definitely should, if at all possible, limit contact with the toxic (rather than simply annoying) people in your life. While some might argue that it is a …

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The Problem with Tough Love in Eating Disorder Recovery

Inspiring post on anorexia by BeautyBeyondBones. If you replace “anorexia” with “depression”, I also find these words to fit beautifully within that context.

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When I talk to people who lived through my anorexia with me, the overwhelming theme is that people didn’t know how they could help me.

They felt their hands were tied. They saw their friend/daughter/sister rapidly wasting away right before their eyes, and they felt helpless.

They didn’t know how to get through to me. They didn’t want to say the wrong thing and trigger a blow up or melt down. And yet they wanted to express their concern.

Meanwhile, I was pushing everyone away, withdrawing from the world, so that I could be alone with my eating disorder, not having to show my friends how sick my mind really was.


And people had their different approaches. Some worked. And some definitely didn’t.

But looking back, I’ve come to realize that above all else, there is one thing that is paramount when it comes to dealing with eating disorder sufferers…

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What I LOVE About My Sister

    No, she didn't put me up to this. 🙂 Nobody asked me to write this. *************** I feel like these words I'm about to say don't really do her justice, but here goes. She never wears makeup, yet she constantly looks absolutely stunning. She looks as intelligent as she does beautiful, and she …

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What’s Your Love Language?

Ever gone out of your way to do something for someone you love, only to have that effort go unnoticed, or worse, be rejected or unappreciated? While there may have been other factors at play, chances are, you spoke to that person in a different love language than he/she naturally speaks. Frequently, we express love …

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