Tagged with Self-esteem

It’s Time for a Time-Out

Sometimes you just need a break from a relationship. A breather…some space to re-evaluate what you’re getting out of it and whether it’s even worth it. I’ve decided I’m at that point. TV, Facebook, Pinterest—I’m looking at you. So I’m taking a step back from media. I’ve had the vague sense for a while now … Continue reading

Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 2)

It took a while, but here’s the follow up to Perfectionism: Good or Bad? (Part 1). #6. You’re a people-pleaser. We find people not liking or approving of us borderline unbearable, so we have trouble setting appropriate boundaries. We end up saying yes to requests and accepting treatment that we secretly resent. We might make … Continue reading

Eating Disorder Awareness (Part 1)

It’s Eating Disorder Awareness Week, and I wanted to start blogging about it with a really inspirational post, but I’m not feeling particularly inspirational. I feel tired. Broken. Defeated. Because I’ve hated my body for as long as I can remember. I remember sobbing in despair while I poked and pulled at my thighs and butt in junior … Continue reading

The Perfectionism Series

I read a really good book on perfectionism awhile back called The Perfectionist Predicament: How to Stop Driving Yourself and Others Crazy (one of the books listed on my Recommended Readings page). I just happened to come across it in a used book store, but I knew it was meant for me! Do you struggle with … Continue reading

Actually, It Did Affect Me

I had dinner with a friend last night and we talked about my re-emerging eating disorder issues. I told her how frustrated I am that this has all been surfacing again now—when I am in the best place I’ve been in a long time. Happier. Safer. Healthier…and then bam! My eating disorder creeps back in … Continue reading

Mirror, Mirror…

I recently read an article about women who are trying a radical strategy for overcoming appearance and body obsession–a mirror fast. I was intrigued. Now, I’m not going to go cold-turkey because that’s just a little too extreme for me, but I did decide to get rid of my full-length mirror. Okay, I didn’t haul it to the garbage … Continue reading