The Cutest Apps for Self-Care

Confession time: I'm a sucker for anything kawaii. In case you haven't heard the term before, "kawaii" translates to "cute" -- but that's an over-simplification. Kawaii is not just an adjective; it's also a subset of Japanese culture that includes ultra-cute characters like Hello Kitty, Cinnamoroll and Pusheen. When you put it that way, how…

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Can You Exercise in Eating Disorder Recovery?

If you follow me on Instagram (@lovelyandlazy) and watched my story the other day, you probably listened to me rant about my thoughts on exercise in eating disorder recovery. The number one question most people have about exercise in eating disorder recovery is: can I exercise in eating disorder recovery? And, the more difficult follow-up…

Gentle Nutrition Tips for the Anti-Dieter

While sitting in my therapist's office, I came to an important realization: I haven't stopped viewing food in black and white terms. I've simply flipped the way I see it. Back in the earliest days of my eating disorder, I saw the world in black and white: I categorized foods as 'good' and 'bad,' and…

Your Mood Through the Seasons

Autumn is my favorite season -- but as the summer sunshine fades away into a cool breeze; the pink roses wilting and giving way to fall leaves, I nonetheless find myself dreading the change every year. Why, you ask? Because the weather negatively impacts how I experience symptoms of depression. And the change in seasons…

Book Review: Body Positive Power by Megan Jayne Crabbe

Body positivity: it's powerful. For Megan Jayne Crabbe -- a.k.a. @bodyposipanda -- it literally saved her life. Megan embarked on her first diet in elementary school, only to develop severe anorexia nervosa that threatened to take her life. Flash forward years later, and Megan discovered the body positivity movement on Instagram. Using body positivity to…

Reacting to Meredith Foster

Whenever I see something that compels me to write, I sit down and write it immediately. And that's exactly what happened when I watched Meredith Foster's recent video where she shared her eating disorder story. Growing up, Meredith was one of the first female YouTubers I discovered and looked up to. I followed her before…