Good morning on this lovely Sunday! If you’re in the States and celebrating Memorial Day, I hope you’re able to and enjoy some nice weather, people whom you love, and rest. Or if, like me, you’re working today, I hope that your day isn’t too grueling and you can find moments to give yourself a break. Before I head out the door this morning, I’m putting together a few links for you to enjoy while you lay about in the sun. Enjoy!
I honestly have no idea if my body is at its set point because I haven’t weighed myself in about two years, but I do know how much better I feel since I have let my body gain some weight. I feel like I have energy to go on long bike rides, freedom to eat chips and salsa for dinner occasionally, and so much less fear than I used to have. It’s terrifying to let go, even a little bit, but I promise that it pays off. I love Robyn’s perspective on this.
Eating disorders are not caused by any one factor, but the prevalence of social media and its focus on appearance is bound to lead some down a dangerous path.
This is a really interesting look at spiritual fasting, and how it can be navigated for those with a history of eating disorders.
I would venture to say that the hardest part of recovery for many is accepting that their perception of a healthy body is skewed. I still encounter people every day whose ideas about health are entirely based on society’s constructions, and it’s hard to keep my mouth shut. It’s hard to prioritize our own true health when disorder abounds around us and I am still challenged by thing that I see and hear, but I try to remind myself why I began recovery and how much fuller my life has been since.
These are fantastic.
It’s the little things.
We need to realize that many of the people who we honor on Memorial Day are not receiving adequate care and assistance despite their service. As a country, we can do better for our veterans.
That’s all I have for you this morning! Whatever you decide to do today, enjoy the rest of your weekend!