Posts Tagged ‘Guest Bloggers’

Accepting Myself and My Truths

By Wendy Blackshaw, a woman in recovery

A couple of months ago I read an email that made me weepy. It was from a Minneapolis yoga instructor who saw one of our Emily Program billboards that says “Ever Beaten Yourself Up with a Donut”? She was writing to thank us because it captured where she had once been – struggling with an eating disorder – but it also captured where she is now – healthy, whole, and in a recovery where donuts are eaten. I love these stories. Because it is my story.

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A Very Important List

By Cami Applequist, a former client in recovery

I struggled with both an eating disorder and depression for several years of my life. Over the past few years I have been living a life free from both. I am very grateful for every person who stepped in to give me a hand along the way and for every single thing I picked up that helped me realize that this life of happiness is possible.

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Experiencing Beautiful

By Katie Teresi

Think, for a moment, about who or what is beautiful to you. It could be people, places, things…

Now here’s a challenge: If you eliminated every beautiful thing you thought of that was based on sight, how many things would be left?

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Books and tea

Re-posted from Cleveland Center for Eating Disorders (CCED) blog archives. CCED and The Emily Program partnered in 2014.

This haiku was written by a former CCED client. He shares it in hopes that it will inspire others.

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