Name: Catie L.
I’m a mental health therapist and love working with addiction, vulnerability, connection , eating disorders and relationships. I love yoga, cycling, cooking, spending time with my friends and watching reality tv. I love blogging about my recovery, sleeping in and drinking copious amounts of coffee.
How has Beating Eating Disorders helped you?
It has helped to keep me on track every single day. When I wake up, it’s the first post I read. It helps me remember I’m not alone in my journey.
Where are you in your recovery journey? Share some of your recovery insight.
I’m about 9 months in on my journey and I have grown so much. Time and dedication to achieving health has really helped. I attend therapy, nutrition appointments and started a recovery and body positive Instagram and blog to help me and inspire others who are struggling. Recovery is hard and something that is on my mind every day .
What are your future recovery orientated goals?
My goal is to keep trying to beat this everyday. I hope to be able to become my healthiest and happiest self.
What is the most helpful thing someone has said to you? What has been the most harmful?
The most helpful thing someone has said has really been not saying anything, but listening. People try to tell you how to recover and offer advice and typically that’s not helpful for me. Having someone listen makes all the difference in the world. The most harmful thing for me is to hear people talk about dieting and cleanses. It was also hard to hear people being shocked that I struggle with an ed because I don’t “look sick.”
Is there anything else you would like to add that you want people to know? Any advice to give to fellow sufferers?
Please reach out for support and know you’re not alone. This disorder can feel scary and isolating.