My Eating Disorder Story Mimi Cole

By: Mimi Cole / @the.lovelybecoming Was I ever really even sick? This is a question that pops up in my mind a whole lot, especially when I have been doing so very well. I recently went to the grocery store, and picked out all the things I wanted to have this week. Lemon cookies, spaghetti, [...]

How to Improve Your Love/Hate Relationship with Sweets

"Just a little bit of the brownie batter..."  "Lick the spoon then move on." *Feels guilt and shame about licking the spoon* "Hmmm... well if you've already licked the spoon, you might as well finish off the whole bowl of batter." *Feels guilt and shame about finishing off the brownie batter* "Well, you're already ruined [...]

#PSL: Why You Shouldn’t Be Afraid to Enjoy a Drink from Starbucks

Happy fall, y'all! It's finally getting to that point where I am ready to throw a scarf around my neck, slip on my boots, and pick up a hot pumpkin spice latte (#PSL) on my way to work! It's so crazy to think that just last week I was hiding out inside, sipping on my iced #PSL [...]

Breaking the (Food) Rules

What are food rules? Food Rules are a set of guidelines that a person internalizes that dictates when, where, how, and what he or she can eat on a given day.   Here are some examples of common food rules found in our culture: "Do not eat anything after 7:00 pm."  "No more than _________ calories [...]

The "Almost" Eating Disorder

"Everyone is a little disordered, right?"  I've been asked this question a countless number of times by friends and family when they discover that I work in the field of eating disorders.   Sometimes the person posing the question is referring to the fact that everyone occasionally overeats, eats based off of their emotions, or is [...]

When Your Heart Doesn't Feel Ready To Recover

Eating Disorder Recovery: Motivation