Hi friends. As you know, my daughter is fighting a really big battle right now. Let me tell you, anorexia is a monster of a beast! I am so proud of her for how hard she is trying in her recovery as she struggles to overcome the thoughts and fears that hold her a prisoner to this disorder (they can be relentless!) She’s had two sessions with the counselor so far. I believe that counseling is going to play a very large part in the success of her recovery.
I think what people fail to realize is that an eating disorder has much more to do with the mental state of mind than it does with food. Most people believe that the simple solution is to pressure one to eat and once they do, boom, they’re fixed and all is well again. Of course, eating is a very important aspect of recovery, however, most (if not all) anorexics will be physically well long before they are mentally well and recovered from the disorder. I realize that unless someone is personally affected by this disease, there really is no way one will 100% “get it”. I’ve done a lot of reading since my daughter’s diagnosis and I’ve learned so much and I continue to learn more and more every day. I wish that there was more of an understanding of this disease. It’s one reason why I’ve chosen to share about my daughter’s disorder on my blog and why I will share things from time to time about her recovery and healing process.
As we walk this road to recovery and as she faces each challenge one by one , I pray that she will grow confident in who she is and learn to believe that she has so much to offer to the world around her.
“Life’s challenges are not supposed to paralyze you, they’re supposed to help you discover who you are.” ~Bernice Johnson Reagon
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