This world often tells us that smaller is better. That the ultimate goal in life is to live in a body that is perfect and ideal. One that is without flaws, rolls, stretch marks, dimples and any perceived imperfections. This sadly leads a lot of us down a path of self-destruction, self-hate and leaves us unable to see beauty in our perfectly imperfect bodies. This pursuit of a small body led me to an eating disorder with which I have had to fight so hard over many years. This is what my battle with disordered eating has taught me about …
There is no denying that trauma has lasting impacts and a deep connection to addiction. Trauma can lead to so many problems in a person’s life. Making the connection is important in order to find lasting recovery.
The year 2020 was a lot to handle and social distancing sure did make it harder. We experienced things we never would have thought possible. The whole world shut down and we were told we needed to stay home and that it wasn’t safe to leave. This had a huge impact on many areas of our life. The reason being? Our brains are wired for connection.
Strangely enough, Kraft Dinner and hot dogs have played a big role in my life. In fact, this meal marked the moment I turned from victim to survivor in my own story. This meal made me so sick to even think about and for a long time, I couldn’t understand why. This is my story.