Then cancer hit. Fear, anger, and doubt were cast front and center. Hearing and speaking the words shook me to the core, even though my prognosis that I’d survive Stage I breast cancer was excellent. But I needed to be brave, and courage was not in my skill set. I knew I had to stay connected and be supported by the people I loved without frightening them or myself.Read More
Mari's #WriteON! Journaling Blog
Even though I knew how much journaling helped me make decisions, solve problems and reflect on the person I was becoming, I let life—work, kids, other responsibilities—take over and didn’t journal during most of my twenties. During those years, I developed endometriosis, tendinitis, Crohn’s disease, osteoarthritis and other autoimmune illnesses.Read More
Topics: journaling for health
Journaling can be a great tool to help you change your thoughts in eating disorder recovery. Do you catch yourself thinking things like, “I’m ugly," “I’ll never recover," or “I don’t deserve better than to have this eating disorder for the rest of my life?" Thoughts like these can sabotage your recovery efforts.