recovery

That’s the thing about recovery: if you stick with it, it introduces you to yourself.

Addiction Recovery Forced Me To Sober Up About My Relationships

When I decided to get sober, I simply wanted help to stop drowning myself; I certainly didn’t envision digging up my painful relationship history. Read...
Olivia Pennelle    |   07.3.18   |   SHARE
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How Queerness Influences My Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol was the antidepressant I felt I always wanted. There was no need to step back, breathe, count to ten, or do any other self-soothing Read...
Trav Mamone    |   06.7.18   |   SHARE
Minds
For several years in my late 20s and early 30s, health anxiety had a stranglehold on my life — and it started from a scary place.

I Recovered From Health Anxiety (And So Can You)

These days, I can’t say I’m never hit with anxiety about an unexpected pain or a weird lump. But when fear creeps in, I stick to some helpful Read...
Sarah Garone    |   04.13.18   |   SHARE
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This is my life with an eating disorder. This is my before and after.

The Other Before and After: Life With An Eating Disorder 

I’ve never been a fan of eating disorder recovery Before-and-After photos. I don’t find it healthy or helpful to compare and appraise the shapes and Read...
Hannah Matthews    |   10.20.17   |   SHARE
Bodies
This is a story of surviving natural disasters.

Surviving Natural Disasters: An Empathetic Response To Victims

We saw Hurricane Ike coming for days before it made landfall. It was just two short years post-hurricane Katrina, and all of south Texas and Read...
Carrie Saum    |   09.13.17   |   SHARE
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How Journaling Has Helped Me Heal

My life is a constant recollection. Read...
Kristance Harlow    |   08.25.17   |   SHARE
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Imposter Syndrome: Learning To Banish My Inner Gremlin

99% of the time, I feel like a complete f*ck-up in grown up’s clothing. Read...
Deanna deBara    |   08.11.17   |   SHARE
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Navigating The Trauma Of Moving

Moving can be a traumatic experience. We often forget how many remnants of the past we hold onto—whether intentionally or accidentally, just because Read...
Alaina Leary    |   08.4.17   |   SHARE