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Recovery Stories & Reflections

Welcome to the blog space of the Looking Glass community, where we post our own and others’ reflections and perspectives on eating disorder issues, journeys of recovery, and other helpful tips and tools.

Walking Myself Through Recovery | A Poem by a Youth Poet Laureate

July 9, 2021
A beautiful, heartfelt poem on eating disorder recovery that was written and delivered by Victoria's 2021 Youth Poet Laureate, James Summer.

Climbing The Mountain

April 5, 2021
"You could look at recovery as a mountain peak that you want to climb. It takes strength, courage and vulnerability to get there. But let me tell you that when you reach the top, everything will be brighter for you."

A letter from my body

January 18, 2021
"Someday you’ll see how valuable I am to you, as you are to me. And I’ll be waiting for you, like always with open arms."

The Cave Needs to Go

November 27, 2020
"Things will change when those standing in the sun make an effort to understand those trapped in the darkness."

Pushing Back on Expectations during the Summer Season

August 17, 2020
"Fight the idea that you have to look or be a certain way to wear a swimsuit, and instead go out there and enjoy the sunshine (but don’t forget to put on sunscreen!)."

Advice by Kaela Vlog: The Power of Self Compassion

July 31, 2020
In this Advice by Kaela vlog, Kaela answers questions submitted from our community about the importance of self-compassion and forgiveness on the road to eating disorder recovery.

I Get You. | A Poem from an ED Therapist

July 11, 2020
"I get you when you feel like the day will never turn around, When you feel like you’ve lost love for yourself and it can’t be found. I know the pain of feeling like a stranger in your own body, and the search for anything to fill that yearning to be some body."

Ways to Slow Down and Decompress after a Fast Paced or Stressful Day: Physical Practices 

June 26, 2020
"Engaging our senses (site, smell, hearing, touch, taste) has always been an affective way to bring our focus into the present moment and kick on the parasympathetic nervous system."

Ways to Slow Down and Decompress after a Fast Paced or Stressful Day: Mindfulness Techniques 

June 19, 2020
"In my experience it is SUCH a strength and resilience factor to become aware of ways that we can effectively regulate and sooth our minds and bodies. One thing that is for sure, life is unpredictable. By building an inventory of skills and supports that help keep us balanced and wind down at the end of the day will support us to better manage stress and stay strong day to day!"

Advice by Kaela Vlog: Navigating COVID-19 Anxiety as Restrictions Lift & General ED Questions

June 12, 2020
In this Advice by Kaela vlog, Kaela answers questions submitted from our community about navigating the COVID-19 transition period as restrictions are lifted as well as general eating disorder recovery questions.
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