I'm Amanda, a writer & storyteller messily healing out loud in a shiny, Instagram-perfect world.

I love my 4-legged rescue child, Haylie, thunderstorms, dark roast coffee, The Lumineers, and mac & cheese. My work is about mental health, eating disorder recovery, body image. It's about finding your truth in a society that covers it up with technology and booze and food and all the other things we use to check out. It's about learning, self-compassion, forgiveness, and feeding your soul. Welcome to my corner of the internet, I'm so glad you're here. xx

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5 Ways to Get Through Thanksgiving Newly in Recovery

Thanksgiving. A holiday that tends to, in America, revolve highly around, well, food. To be fair – we try very, very hard to make it about gratitude and being thankful and stuff, and I think we’re getting better at it as each year goes by. You’ll find “30 Days of Thankfulness” challenges and How to Be More Grateful articles on all the trendy health and wellness websites. See? Evidence we’re trying. But at the end of the day (no literally, like, at dinnertime) it’s the biggest food holiday of the year. Now let’s talk about the stress that comes with that for someone in eating disorder recovery.

5 Ways to Get Through Thanksgiving Newly in Recovery

Thanksgiving. A holiday that tends to, in America, revolve highly around, well, food. To be fair – we try very, very hard to make it about gratitude and being thankful and stuff, and I think we’re getting better at it as each year goes by. You’ll find “30 Days of Thankfulness” challenges and How to Be More Grateful articles on all the trendy health and wellness websites. See? Evidence we’re trying. But at the end of the day (no literally, like, at dinnertime) it’s the biggest food holiday of the year. Now let’s talk about the stress that comes with that for someone in eating disorder recovery.

5 Ways to Get Through Thanksgiving Newly in Recovery

Thanksgiving. A holiday that tends to, in America, revolve highly around, well, food. To be fair – we try very, very hard to make it about gratitude and being thankful and stuff, and I think we’re getting better at it as each year goes by. You’ll find “30 Days of Thankfulness” challenges and How to Be More Grateful articles on all the trendy health and wellness websites. See? Evidence we’re trying. But at the end of the day (no literally, like, at dinnertime) it’s the biggest food holiday of the year. Now let’s talk about the stress that comes with that for someone in eating disorder recovery.