Practice Compassion When You Revert to Old Habits: Eating Disorder Recovery

eating disorders Jun 25, 2022

I'm on a mission to have my health span match my lifespan, but that can be super challenging when remnants of my past eating disorder start rearing their ugly head.

I always end up being filled with a mixture of feelings when I experience this internal battle. Part of me gets so frustrated that there's this constant battle of wills happening inside of me. Part of me wants to be healthy, but one part of me continues to want to use food to push away all my discomfort and to also fill me with happiness. Part of me also feels ashamed that I'm not strong enough at times to resist the temptations and shame over the fact that sometimes I just don't want to resist the temptations.

Then there's the part of me that wants to practice compassion for me doing the very best I can to survive in the moment. Thankfully, this part usually wins out in the long run.

If you struggle with similar internal battles, I encourage you to watch this video:

If you're looking for alternate ways to cope, I encourage you to read or listen to my book, Transformation After Trauma: Embracing Post-Traumatic Growth. In this book, I detail the coping strategies that best served me in my healing journey. Sign up here to begin reading the Introduction and Chapter 1 for free: 

If you want to read or listen to the full book, you can find the ebook, audiobook, and paperback on Amazon:


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