Hello there! I’ve been quite the absent blogger lately. Life has been busy, and it seems like I’ve rarely had a minute to sleep, much less sit down to write anything. I’m a big believer in better late than never, though, and I still wanted to link up with Amanda today to share some great reads that I found around the Internet. Enjoy!

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Recovery

I’m Tired of Not Seeing Women Like Me In The Media

The media’s portrayal of people, especially women, is skewed and harmful. If you look around the real world, you’ll see that we come in different shapes and sizes, all of which can be healthy and happy.

Facing My Demons: An Eating Disorder Recovery Story

Getting help is terrifying, and it can feel so incredibly out-of-control and impossible. It is possible, though, and there are so many happy people on the other side who prove it.

Dr. Phil: Please Stop Triggering People With Eating Disorders

In my opinion, Dr. Phil is just like any other ratings-driven daytime TV host, although his education indicates that he should know better than to sensationalize information in the way that he does.

Healing Your Body Image Is A Journey

We’re fallible humans, and there will be many things in life with which we don’t feel entirely happy, including our bodies. That doesn’t mean that we can’t live fulfilling lives, though, and it doesn’t mean that we can’t reach a place of acceptance and contentment.

 

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Why Are Women More Likely To Suffer From Depression Than Men?

Gender gaps like this are interesting, and they call us to think about the physiology and culture that might cause them.

How To Make Peace With Other’s False Perception Of You

We can’t control what others think of us, but we can always control our response.

Same Pen, Different Me

A personal story of the roles writing can fill over a lifetime, especially in times of healing.

Notes To My 12 Year Old Self: No One Is Perfect

I’m guessing all of us have a few things we would like to tell our middle school selves.

That’s it for this week’s links, folks. Have a fantastic remainder of your weekend, and a great Monday!