Good morning and welcome to this Sunday’s Worthwhile Reads post, where I link up with Amanda to share some interesting articles and such from around the Internet. There have been some fantastic posts related to eating disorders over the last few days since it is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week, which I’m excited to share with you! But first, look at this cute cat that I own:
She has found her happy place, rubbing her head against my desk. Alright, on to the reads!
This video is fantastic and definitely worth 6 minutes of your time.
Although I haven’t yet taken this step myself, I think destroying the scale is a wonderful act of defiance against an eating disorder and I commend this author for having the courage to do so!
I have lingering resentment and frustrations with the medical community for how I was treated while displaying clearly disordered behaviors. If all doctors knew things things and more, perhaps fewer eating disorders would go undetected or minimized.
These are some excellent boosts of positivity to look at each day!
This is a wonderful piece on one woman’s experience of anorexia that is refreshingly honest.
This is an fascinating read on some of the biology behind eating disorders and disordered thinking.
A good, succinct post on the role of shame and self-worth in keeping eating disorders hidden.
I have not read all of these, but could highly recommend a few of them.
I’m dealing with this quite a bit right now. At some point, we need to start advocating for ourselves and choosing what we want for our lives as unique individuals.
This. Is. Awesome. I am totally pro-dumpster diving!
So many seemingly small experiences can have huge impact on us that linger even after the memories fade. There is incredible power in being vulnerable and diving into the hard parts of our lives that have made us who we are.
A good read with some helpful journaling tips for seeing your life through a new perspective.
That’s it for this week! I hope your weekend has been restful and you are able to practice some self-care today to face the week ahead.