Where I’ve been?!

Should anyone actually be following my blog and wondering where I am I'm happy to say I'm on holidays and doing well. This is my first long trip in a while and of course my first one since I graduated my treatment program and so far so good. There have definitely been some hard moments... Continue Reading →

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Thinking Traps and Thought Attacks. Part 2

The 6th Unhelpful Thinking Style (Thinking Trap) is Magnification and Minimization: I've also heard this Thinking Trap called the 'binocular trick' because you're either blowing things up (out of proportion) or shrinking them. Magnification, or catastrophising, is blowing things out of proportion, creating absolute despair. This most often occurs when we look at our errors.... Continue Reading →

Selah

Selah is a Hebrew word which means musical interlude. More specifically it means to pause and reflect... Like in a song when there is a musical break, maybe a nifty guitar solo in a rock song or a beautiful serenade of cellos or violas in something more classical. Anyways I have titled this blog post... Continue Reading →

Thinking Traps and Thought Attacks

As promised, this is a detailed post on one of the #topten things I learned in treatment. #6 on my list was Thinking Traps and Thought Attacks. I thought it deserved more attention than a short little blurb on my #topten list. So much so that I will be breaking this post down into two... Continue Reading →

Top Ten con’t

This is part 2 of my #topten Things I Learned in Treatment post. I'll post my list again here for reference, but you'll have to go back a post to read about the first half 🙂 10) Mechanical Eating 9) Displacement 8) Recovery isn’t Linear 7) Morning Snack isn’t optional (for me) 6) Thinking Traps... Continue Reading →

Top Ten Things I Learned in Treatment

10) Mechanical Eating 9) Displacement 8) Recovery isn't Linear 7) Morning Snack isn't optional (for me) 6) Thinking Traps and Thought Attacks 5) It starts and ends with body image 4) FeelingAt(the)Time 3) The (________) Method 2) AND 1) This is where the magic happens I'm going to describe in detail half of them in... Continue Reading →

Am I Going to Die?

I asked that question last night six or seven times. A few times to my kind and compassionate paramedics. Just once to my crotchety nurse with less bedside manner than my IV poll. And a few times to the greatest ER doc I've ever had. Because I'm struggling. Though spoiler alert; I WAS struggling. And... Continue Reading →

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