Love your Body


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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Guest Post: Addiction Survivors Find Their Way Back to Sobriety Photo by Milada Vigerova on Unsplash   “I truly believe that anyone who can go from the depths of addiction to being able to maintain a life of recovery is a miracle.” – Jami,Recovery Survivor   Living a life beholden to substance abuse is a dismal existence. Whether it’s drugs or alcohol, having your life hijacked by addiction will turn you inside out....

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Mirror Mirror on the Wall By Z Zoccolante   Mirror, Mirror on the wall, who’s the fairest of them all. If you’ve had an eating disorder you’ve asked yourself a thousand different versions of that question while standing in front of your mirror daily.   What I’ve found that’s common with addiction is that we don’t stand in front of the mirror and tell ourselves how wonderful we are. Instead, we seek out a mirror and berate...

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You’re Only as Sick as Your Secrets By Z Zoccolante   There’s that saying that a chain can only be as strong as its weakest link. The saying reminds me of the game Red Rover that I played at summer fun when I was a kid.   You’d stand in a line all holding hands and sing, “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Jonathan over.” Little kid Jonathan would run at your hand linked people fence and if he was able to break through then he won....

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The Link Between Substance Abuse And Eating Disorders Guest Post – By Chloe P.   Substance abuse disorders can affect many age groups, but when they are combined with another disorder they can be deadly. Studies have found links between drug and alcohol abuse and eating disorders, depression, and PTSD, all of which are exacerbated by the interaction. In fact, research suggests that up to 50% of those living with an eating...

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