Recovery Looks Different For Everyone

The minute I finally accepted that recovery looks different for everyone, I was able to find a lot more freedom in the process. My entire life has been a victim of perfectionism and within that: insecurity, feelings of unworthiness, and a lot of shame in my own process. I truly believed recovery was just not…

Stop Being Your Critic And Learn To Be Your Best Friend

Ghandi said it best when he said “Be the change that you wish to see in the world.”  Think about it, Be the change. What do you wish for this world?  What difference do you want to make? What do you want to leave for the future?  For your children, grandchildren, family and friends. Is…

Rosewood Is The Best Thing I’ve Ever Done For Myself

One year ago today, I walked through the doors of Rosewood. I had bariatric surgery 2 years ago and it went very wrong. I had multiple surgeries and complications for a long time after. And after some time, I realized it was more than just my medical issues, I had an eating disorder. I called…

Recovery Really Is Worth It

The road to recovery has definitely not been an easy one. I did not believe that the right things would happen in my life. I gave up hope. I lost myself. Therapists, staff, and fellow patients continued to tell me recovery was worth it. I didn’t know what recovery looked like. I didn’t know if…

I Began To Create My Identity Outside Of ED

There were a couple turning points in my recovery. First, making the conscious decision every day that I didn’t want to live my life as I had been – unhappy, unfulfilled, unhappy. At a certain point, I was willing to try anything to live a different life even though it terrifies me. Rosewood Santa Monica was…

Rosewood Santa Monica Saved My Life

If I could only say one sentence about my experience at Rosewood Santa Monica, it would be that Rosewood saved my life.  Rosewood provided me with a safe and healing space where recovery was possible.  The support that I received from the staff and my peers gave me the strength to expand my toolbox of coping skills…