COMPLIMENTS THAT AREN’T ABOUT PHYSICAL APPEARANCE

1) You’re empowering.
2) I like your voice.
3) You’re strong.
4) I think your ideas/beliefs matter.
5) I’m so happy you exist.
6) More people should be listening to what you have to say.
7) You’re a very warm hearted person.
8) It’s nice seeing such kindness.
9) You’re very down to earth.
10) You have a beautiful soul.
11) You inspire me to become a better person.
12) Our conversations bring me a lot of joy.
13) It’s good to see someone care so much.
14) You’re so understanding.
15) You matter a lot to me.
16) You’re important even if you don’t think so.
17) You’re intelligent.
18) Your passion is contagious.
19) Your confidence is refreshing.
20) You restore my faith in humanity.
21) You’re great at being creative.
22) You’re so talented at ____.
23) I don’t get tired of you the way I get tired of other people.
24) You have great taste in ___.
25) I’m happy I stayed alive long enough to meet you.
26) I wish more people were like you.
27) You’re so good at loving people.

3:29 p.m. feel free to add to this!  (via expresswithsilence)

I like this list. Nice reminder.

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callieolliegail:

This is very important.

this is great advice, give the time to think about the choice you are about to make.

callieolliegail:

This is very important.

this is great advice, give the time to think about the choice you are about to make.

(via edrecoveryprobs)


Relentless Panic

Can you feel it choking?
Sending fire to the heart?
Feel it gripping tighter,
with every inhalation?

Listen to the thoughts,
that race across the mind.
Hear them getting louder?
Deafening and consuming

Can you feel the shaking?
the vibration of the soul?
Feel it growing in the stomach?
Pulsating through the veins.

Impossible to breathe,
through all the clenching fear.
No oxygen to speak of,
Mind melting all logic.

Eyes dart and scan,
desperate for salvation.
hopelessly I oblige,
to the self-consuming lie.


Mirror of Deception

Mirror mirror on the wall,
have I proven myself today?
Or will your words be cruel,
And sting with venom?

Have I proved myself?
come here and tell me,
sting me with venom
once again

Come and tell me,
who am I to you today?
Tell me once again
what it is that I’ll be.

The words you spit
so cruel with bile
tell me what I am,
mirror mirror on the wall? 


Touch of Love

Lay down tonight?
the whiskey whispers
dancing off your lips
Enticing me so sweetly

I’ve heard this song before
The tango of desires
the rhythm I know well,
I know just where this gets me

Alone in an shameful bed


Chameleon

Blended to the wall
to the situation that’s at hand.
I do not show myself
I reside hidden, by my own command

I see you laugh and cry,
for I shall do the same
Not giving away my secrets
instead I’ll feel your pain.

I know just what to do,
To make you believe,
that I can fit to you
Make you see what I do see

I will blend, and I will fade.
Adapting is my skill.
This is my trick you see,
For it’s done at my own will.

A magician of camouflage
Master of all disguise,
done for sheer protection
This is where I do hide.


This was made for me <3 I love it, so positive and helpful.

This was made for me <3 I love it, so positive and helpful.


100reasonstorecover:

100reasonstorecover:

WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A SPECIAL PROJECT FOR NEDA WEEK THIS YEAR BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!
OUR PHONE LINE IS OPEN!
Call (904) 310 - 0787 and leave an encouraging message for someone who may be struggling with an eating disorder. 
This phone line is an ANSWERING MACHINE ONLY. Nobody will EVER actually pick up the phone. 
You can also record your message and email it to NEDA_Week@100reasonstorecover.com
You have until February 14, 11:59PM EST to submit your encouraging words. Encouraging messages will be compiled into one audio file.
Our Suicide Prevention Audio Compilation Our ‘It Gets Better’ Audio Compilation

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LEAVE A VOICEMAIL MESSAGE!

100reasonstorecover:

100reasonstorecover:

WE ARE PUTTING TOGETHER A SPECIAL PROJECT FOR NEDA WEEK THIS YEAR BUT WE NEED YOUR HELP TO MAKE IT HAPPEN!!!!!

OUR PHONE LINE IS OPEN!

Call (904) 310 - 0787 and leave an encouraging message for someone who may be struggling with an eating disorder. 

This phone line is an ANSWERING MACHINE ONLY. Nobody will EVER actually pick up the phone. 

You can also record your message and email it to NEDA_Week@100reasonstorecover.com

You have until February 14, 11:59PM EST to submit your encouraging words. Encouraging messages will be compiled into one audio file.

Our Suicide Prevention Audio Compilation 
Our ‘It Gets Better’ Audio Compilation

TODAY IS THE LAST DAY TO LEAVE A VOICEMAIL MESSAGE!


Letters

So my nutritionist recommended that I get 8 keys to recovery.
I began reading it and did one of the activities. Different than what I expected.
This assignment was to write a THANK YOU letter to my eating disorder. Excuse me WHAT?
Basically it was to distinguish your eating disorder from your healthy self.
After writing the thank you letter the assignment was to re-read and think about what you could have done differently instead of engaging in the eating disorder.
Here’s my letter.

Dear Rex,
Thank you for helping me get through high school. You made it easier to ignore the hurt and torment I was receiving. Losing friends, and other relationships, struggling with classes, and teasing about my weight was very hard for me. You have me some hope of control, if not with everything at least my food and weight. And it worked. You also took away my ability to not feel my emotions. This made it easier to go through the motions of the day.
If I didn’t have you throughout those years I don’t think I would have survived. So many times I wanted to die, to just end it. But you took my emotions and made me numb. This allowed me to go on. You helped me lose weight, get through school without pain or memories.

Dear Healthy Me,
I know high school was hard. Rex saved you. But you could’ve sought help from you mom. From school councillors, any outside source. I know you don’t like to speak up for yourself, but look at what happened. You didn’t gain control, you lost yourself. You’re stronger than you believe, you will recover from you disordered self.


"Being strong isn’t being able to starve yourself for three weeks. Being strong is being able to get out of your eating disorder and becoming healthy, even when the voice in your head won’t let you. Ignoring this voice, ana or mia or both, IS being the strongest, so don’t ever give up"