Having an illness can make you feel like a freak. Being highly sensitive can make you feel uncomfortably different. Coping with eating disorder recovery can make you feel like the only person in the world going through the same thing.
Whenever we feel abnormal we feel alone.
But venture through our site and you’ll realize that you’re not. Far from it, in fact.
I was watching the 2010 Alice in Wonderland movie directed by Tim Burton when I came across this spine tingling conversation between the Mad Hatter and Alice:
Mad Hatter: “Have I gone mad?”
Alice: “Afraid so. You’re entirely bonkers. But I’ll tell you a secret. All the best people are.”
Maybe being different isn’t something you would have chosen for yourself. But your diagnosis, your problems, your history, all make up who you are. And there is something special in that. You just need to find the courage to accept it and embrace it.
(Mentoring & Recovery) – The one topic this mentor does not talk about in eating disorder mentoring is weight. Why when weight is such a popular topic? Maybe because issues with weight are rarely about the numbers on a scale, but the obstacles that stand in the way of taking care of yourself.
(The Creative Mind) – Is psychic ability a sham or just another name for sensitivity? A few thoughts on how being “psychic” is a gift to our creativity.
(Panic About Anxiety) – Distraction can often help deter anxiety. As Summer discovers, hunting down her family roots can also do it as well.
(Weightless) – How did this writer go from eating disorder to vegan? Not without support and overcoming significant setbacks and struggle. Find out how she did it here.
(Anxiety & OCD Exposed) – If you’ve decided to join the ranks of entrepreneurs and start your own business, you’ll appreciate this post. As you’ll see after reading this, it’s not easy, but the stress is worth the satisfaction of accomplishing a dream.
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Uyemura, B. (2011). Best of Our Blogs, September 9, 2011. Psych Central. Retrieved on December 22, 2014, from http://psychcentral.com/blog/archives/2011/09/09/best-of-our-blogs-september-9-2011/