That’s exactly what eating disorder survivor, Kristen Brunello is doing with her Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers podcast—bravely talking about it—and I could not be more grateful.
“Eating disorders grow in the dark,” she says in her June 8th podcast interview, which is so true.
They’re such a lonely, isolating disease. For those who (sadly, just like me) fall down that wretched rabbit hole, they find they spend their days, their nights, their every meal with those two stupid voices in their head telling them to “Eat!” or “Don’t eat!” Had I heard someone like Brunello talking about it so long ago, I would have saved myself years of torture. Continue reading “Let’s talk about it: Kristen Brunello’s Eating Disorder Recovery Speakers Podcast”
Having read Tabitha Farrar’s exceptional book, Love Fat, and the way she recounts her own struggle and recovery from Anorexia, I had to then hop over and give a listen to her podcast, the Eating Disorder Recovery Podcast. This one in particular, an interview of Dr. Danielle B. Grossman, was captivating as I (just as Tabitha did) commended Dr. Grossman for being an open-minded Psychotherapist to at least first consider whether her professional perception of eating disorders was wrong.
She confessed that she later discovered her initial professional opinion, that eating disorders stemmed from some some form of trauma or other emotional issue/need, was wrong. Her reason for this confession was because treatment of eating disorders in this way does not work. Continue reading “Tabitha Farrar’s Podcast: You’re Not Broken”
And what a doll she is! Not just for putting herself out there, but also for taking the time to record her conversations with others and put them out there on her podcast: The Unbreakable You.
The most healing thing I have found in my recovery is hearing the voices of fellow sufferers. It is almost scary now to look back and realize how alone I felt, yet empowering to know I wasn’t alone at all. There were thousands of people to reach out to who would listen and not judge, I just didn’t know where to find them, so I kept trudging alone, my dirty ED knapsack slung over my shoulder, wearing my body to the bone.
This realization has made me want to share any and all possible resources for anyone out there looking. There are far more than you realize, and Meg Doll is a phenomenal, unbreakable one. Continue reading “Podcast Review: Finding the Unbreakable You: Meg Doll”