I have lost parts of myself, but my illness isn’t the cause. It just put that loss into stark relief. I now believe that my illness is, at least in part, an effect of years of setting unrealistic standards for myself, of being incredibly self-critical, of feeling like I had failed, of shame. No wonder … Continue reading How Did I Get Here?
Image: Artist Unknown A few weeks ago I had a bathroom floor moment. I first read about this moment on Glennon Doyle’s blog: http://momastery.com/blog/ . She was lying on her bathroom floor having just discovered she was pregnant and realized that she had hit rock bottom with her drinking and purging. It was a dark … Continue reading Awake