Archive | January 2013

Help for the Hard Days

“You are not a mistake. You are not a problem to be solved. It’s possible to treat yourself with outrageous kindness beginning today.” 
― Geneen Roth 


“You can NOT measure pain on a scale… ALL people with Eating Disorders suffer.”


“Scales only have the power which we bestow upon them. Imagine if I said “My self-worth is determined by the toaster.”


“People don’t understand that those with anorexia are not shallow. They feel too much. They feel the need to whither like their feelings.”


“An eating disorder is a desire for power that strips you of all power. A gesture of strength that divests you of strength. A wish to prove that you need nothing, that you have no human hungers, which turns on itself and becomes a searing need for the hunger itself. it is an attempt to find an identity, but ultimately it strips you of any sense of yourself.” -Mayra Honbacher


Bicker with the bitch in your head who keeps telling you you’re fat and weak, Shut up, you say, I’m busy, leave me alone. When she leaves you alone, there’s a silence and a solitude that will take some getting used to. You will miss her sometimes. Bear in mind she’s trying to kill you. Bear in mind you have a life to live.” -Marya Hornbacher



“You can do more than just survive in this world; you can live in it. If you are willing to work hard on your recovery, you can transform your life into one that feels rewarding and fulfilling. This requires being patient, present, and accepting during all stages of your progress. It also means looking at yourself objectively, and getting to know who you really are. Choosing life means believing that someday – regardless of how long it takes – you will be free.” – Lindsey Hall and Monika Ostroff, Anorexia Nervosa: A Guide to Recovery 


“Recovery itself is a very un-glamorous daily process of being willing to fall down again, to break again, to cry again, to get up and try yet again until ‘success’ manifests as ever-greater sustained healing.” – Shannon Cutts


“What you pay attention to grows. Pay attention to your loveliness, your magnificent self. Begin now.” 
― Geneen Roth