Love your Body


What It Feels Like to Stay By Z Zoccolante   Geneen Roth, one of my favorite writers on women and our bodies wrote, “We intuitively understand that we want something we cannot see or touch but we don’t know how to name or access it. And so, we fall back into believing that being thinner will right everything that is wrong. The only problem with that is that it is based on a lie.” – Geneen Roth   I remember this period of my...

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The Thing We Take For Granted By Z Zoccolante   Sometimes we only appreciate things when they’re gone. Take health for example. If we feel relatively fine then our minds tend to get caught up with other daily tasks.   If, on the other hand, we’re sick, none of those other things seem to matter much. Of course, they still stress us out because them loom before us on our to do list. But the truth is that most of us would live...

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Healthy Habits for Individuals in Recovery Guest Post by Molly Anderson Substance addiction has many treatments, but no matter how you choose to find a sober path, it’s important to remember that finding healthy habits — and creating healthy routines in order to maintain them — is also an imperative part of recovery.   Living sober is a lifelong commitment, and in many cases, it’s a lifelong job that you must work hard at...

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But What If I’m Bad? By Z Zoccolante   Deep down we all have a sense of inadequacy. We all wonder if we’re enough. We all have days where we get low.   For some of us, our childhoods have role modeled a life that isn’t what we want for our future. For some of us, we have grown to believe that we are bad.   This belief that we are bad might not lie on the surface, like the ripples on a lake. Instead, it might be like the...

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What if I Don’t Trust Myself? By Z Zoccolante   The night before I checked into the eating disorder treatment hospital, I wrote in my journal,   I don’t think I can get better . . . but I’m hoping I can prove myself wrong.   I’m a smart girl, but up until that point I’d tried for years to stop binging and purging, to stop restricting what I ate, to stop hating my body in the mirror. But daily I failed.   After...

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Hi Friends, I’m ecstatic to let you know that this month on January 23rd, my latest project will be launching. It’s a podcast called Throwing Up Rainbows and it’s about addictions and destructive behavior. Season 1 invites you into the secret world of eating disorders. I’m going to let you into my personal world of darkness and light, by sharing compelling, personal tales of my eating disordered past. In case...

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