The unofficial start to summer?
Bikini season? (ahem)
The anniversary of when Anne Boleyn was crowned Queen of England?
It's the publication of my book!
Eating disorder: "There is no better way to get off of a spinning merry-go-round than to hang out with me."And another:
Truth: It is true that getting lost in eating-disorder thoughts and/or behaviors makes the chaos of things whirling around you disappear. The problem is that the merry-go-round hasn't actually stopped. You just close your eyes."
Eating disorder: "Honest, I really do help. I number the pain. Numbing pains the secret to life. . . and you need me."Andrus also provides specific techniques designed to aid in the recovery process. For instance, she encourages readers to make a list of potentially triggering comments from others (e.g., "You've lost some weight, you look good") and then "For each of these triggering words or phrases, write down what you might say, not say, do, or not do, when you hear them, then practice saying your responses out loud." As anyone in recovery can tell you, being prepared for these conversational challenges can go a long way.
Truth: Yes, your eating disorder serves as a quick fix for hard emotions - before it takes everything from you. And it will take everything from you.