Worthwhile Reads 1/3/2016

Good morning! This is my first post of 2016, and it seems fitting that it is a Worthwhile Reads post. I love finding interesting links through other blogs or by doing my own researching, and I’m always excited to share them with this community! When I was first beginning recovery, I had a hard time finding helpful blogs and articles to read, and my hope is that these posts connect anybody in recovery, or anybody interested in physical and mental health, with some great resources. And, this week, I have plenty of links to share in Amanda’s link-up. Enjoy!

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50 Body Acceptance New Year’s Resolutions (That Don’t Involve Dieting!)

Still looking for a resolution? Check these out!

Calorie Restriction, Anorexia Nervosa, and Memory Gaps

A fascinating article on starvation’s effect on memory.

Sometimes You Need to Tell on Yourself

Learning to be honest with yourself is a huge part of a successful recovery, and I admire Emmy’s ability to be introspective regarding her struggles.

The Most Honest Sugar-Free Diet Testimony You’ll Ever Read

An honest account of one woman’s experience with a restrictive diet.

Countermoves: When a Recovery Effort Generates a New You, and They Want You to Change Back

Recovery means change, and not everybody in our lives may be supportive of those changes. It’s hard to maintain recovery when not everybody is supporting us, which is why it’s important for us to find our own reasons for recovery and choose to recover for ourselves.

Inside My Eating Disorder

I love Melissa Fabello’s humor and insight when discussing recovery.

I Can’t Believe I Have to Write Another Post About Weight Loss

Kaila is right – weight loss or gain is a side effect. It is not inherently good or bad, and it is not the only indicator of health.

Sleep and Dreaming in Anorexia

I remember when I first started dreaming again in recovery. It was an exciting marker of health for me, and it’s interesting to consider the experience of dreaming in the context of anorexia and recovery.

Christmas and New Year: Anxiety Aftermath

It’s so important to prioritize our mental and physical health when surrounded with New Year’s resolutions about weight loss and post-holiday weight and food guilt.

Hormones 101: What You Need to Know

Our hormones are an important part of our health, and it’s good to be clued into the ways in which our lifestyle impacts them.

Success Story: It Gets Better

Hearing of others’ success can be so motivating and helpful in recovery, when it can often be tempting to throw in the towel.

Life, Etc.

Is Courtship Outdated in a Digital World?

Interesting thoughts on dating and connection in our current digital age.

An Unapologetic Introvert’s Guide to Clubs, Bars, & Parties

It’s entirely possible to survive and enjoy a party or other social situation even if you’re introverted by nature.

Keep Things Simple for a Healthy, Long Life

There’s no magic trick to longevity and happiness. Our bodies are far more capable than we give them credit for.




That’s it for this week’s links! I hope 2016 is off to a great start for you so far!


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