Personal Stories

My Instagram Recovery Story

By Nicole Wootton-Cane--I first came across the idea of an Instagram recovery account during my first admission to an adolescent unit.

Relationship After Recovery

By Nicole Weaver--'I'm supposed to stay beautiful so he stays in love me. I’m supposed to be able to fit any cute dress I want for our dates.’ That's what goes through my mind every time I try on clothes that I think might be perfect for a date, only to be disappointed because they don’t fit. I think, ‘I’m not doing my part and things could go south because of it.’

Lights, Camera, Panic?

By Amanda Connerton--Picture this: your alarm goes off at 4am on a Saturday. You don’t even have to take the covers off to know that it’s going to be a frigid January day, and you would rather do anything than leave the cocoon of blankets that suddenly feels perfectly molded to your sleepy position. When you look out the window, there’s already a four inch quilt of snow on the ground and it continues to build with each flake.

Tummy Pride

By Ellie Herman--What caused your eating disorder? It's a question that others ask but also one that I ask myself. The answer is not known with any degree of certainty, but I do know that in my desire to become a healthier eater, I wanted to have a stomach that I "was proud of," and that sort of tummy was flat, thin, and toned. Few things bothered me more during recovery than the new feeling of my stomach touching the waistband of my pants.

I Wanna Get Better

By Annie Zomaya--On the 18th of this month, I will be a solid six months into recovery from anorexia nervosa. That is such a huge milestone! By no means has this journey been easy. A lot of people think that recovery from a restrictive eating disorder is as easy as “sit down and eat”, but we know that there is so much more to it than that.

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