Posts Tagged ‘eating disorder’

073: A True Story of Answered Prayers: 3 Essays I Wrote in Therapy

A True Story of Answered Prayers

On Monday, I released an episode about intuitive eating with one of my best friends, Taryn Palmer, who is a registered dietician and nutritionist. I knew that episode was really just going to be an introduction to that big and important topic, and I wanted to dig a little deeper and share more of my story.

So for today’s bonus episode, I am going to share three essays I wrote while I was in therapy for an eating disorder. I think through these three different pieces of writing, you’ll be able to see the progression that my recovery took, how much intuitive eating truly helped to free me, and where I’m at today:

1. A True Story of Answered Prayers

2. The Surprising Way I Confronted my Eating Disorder (narrative therapy)

3. A Letter to my Body

 

Show Notes

There are so many incredible therapists, registered dietitians, and resources to help you become more familiar with intuitive eating. Here are are some to get you started:

Intuitive Eating by Evelyn Tribole and Elyse Resch

Nutrition Matters podcast with Paige Smathers
-Episode 143: The Paradox of Permission with Intuitive Eating (interview with Evelyn Tribole, coauthor of Intuitive Eating)

@happilyfed

@emilyfonnesbeck_rd

@heytiffanyroe

THIS POST on my Instagram where I shared about this week’s episode is filled with great resources in the comments!

011: Setting Goals without Sacrificing Sanity // Monica Packer of About Progress

3 Takeaways for setting goals that focus on progress not perfection

“Perfectionism, we wrongly assign only to overachievers. I think most perfectionists are actually underachievers.”

When I first heard Monica Packer of the podcast About Progress explain this phenomenon–that a perfectionist can actually become an underachiever–I was stunned.  I recognized that she was describing me.  I had gone from a hardcore overachiever (who had developed eating disorders as a result) to an apathetic underachiever who avoided making any sort of goals in my life.

In this week’s episode, Monica describes her own similar journey and how she has now found a middle ground: striving for “progress, not perfection.”  She gives us three takeaways to consider as we head into the New Year about how to set goals that will push us to improve while also helping us maintain our mental health.

 

1) Don’t think too much.

2) Make room for failure.

3) Make your goals visible.

 

Listen in as she and I dive into these principles and offer specific examples from our own lives as “recovering perfectionists.”

Packer Family

Show Notes

Monica’s website and podcast: About Progress.com

Her Intro episode that resonated so deeply with me: http://www.aboutprogress.com/2016/11/most-likely-to-be-talk-show-host.html

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