If you don’t know already, I’ll tell you now: you were born good enough. It’s only your thinking, beliefs and fear that get in the way. Naturally, we all have strengths, weaknesses and flaws but the underlying question we seem to want answered is not really, ‘am I good enough to do A, B or C?’ but rather, ‘am I (me, the person) good enough in general? This kind of common thinking and self-doubt speaks to our sense of unworthiness and insecurity. For a range of reasons, many of us seem to live with an overwhelming feeling of inadequacy.
if you haven’t noticed (which means you probably don’t read grey thinking very often), there have been a…. well, lack of posts (to say the least) in the last year. this is because I’ve had to take some time off for myself and get away from all the constant talk of mental illness: the eating...Read More
Until my last stint in residential treatment, I never though of self-injury as being contagious. Maybe this is because when I was younger, I couldn’t imagine hurting yourself. I hated getting a shot, letting alone the thought of self-harm. In my mind, it was something that crazy people did. Now, unfortunately, it’s something that I...Read More
When I was in treatment, I took it upon myself to create a list of reasons to recover. I have one list which is composed by ideas from other patients, and another of ideas that I created myself. I should probably post them somewhere I can always see them, or keep them in my pocket...Read More
From an episode of Glee: Emma: You know how we’re always talking about moving towards marriage, and nothing really ever happens. I mean, Sue said I should be all liberated and ask you to marry me. Um, do you want to be with me? I mean as your wife? Will: Of course I do. Emma:...Read More
I’m not usually much of a quote person, but recently I’ve run across that have really hit home with me, in regard to my eating disorder, treatment, recovery, and life. Those who know me know that positive affirmations kind of drive me up the wall… but I have a lot of quotes and a list...Read More