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New Eating Disorder Support Group Fills Much-Needed Gap

TW: eating disorders
Yesterday, on the way to a night out, I read this article about a group of students at Whitman University who have started a support group for students recovering from eating disorders. (The question of the lack or poor quality of services and procedures one has to go through to receive treatment/help/services on college campuses is a whole ‘nother discussion that I’m so eager to haveat another time because…) after reading this, my mind was flooded with questions that I was curious to hear others’ thoughts on.

Do you think eating disorders are disorders you will struggle with for the rest of your life? Or do you think it’s possible to recover to the point that it’s no longer a problem at all? (Lifelong recovery vs “Recovered”) What do you think about support groups + shared experience? Is it actually helpful to in one’s recovery? And what about the question of eating disorders being solely about control?

This isn’t for any study or project. I’m just curious. Reblog with your thoughts!

hewalksinstarlight:

i hate when you’re learning a foreign language and you get to the adjectives. all of a sudden you’ve got classmates you barely know asking, “are you a realist or idealist? are you reasonable or inflexible? are you conformist or eccentric?” i’m just trying to learn french; i didn’t sign up for an existential crisis.

HAHAHAHAHAHAHA

i think sometimes the struggle is as simple as realising that if i relapse, i get to take a break from life and not being tempted to use that to fall back on. like, as a way to escape fear. but, i mean, that’s what recovery is about, right? learning first of all, that it’s okay to be scared shitless. and second of all, how to live with it. how to cope. and how to overcome.

MORE MORE MORE

PSA: if you’re learning french and have any questions i’d love to help (if i can). i’m not an expert, but i’ve been learning french for several years now and know a thing or two.

"There’s something different that happens when we, for the first time, realise that we are seen by Jesus, how we’re seen by Jesus, when we’re both seeing Him and we’re learning how to be seen. There’s something so transformative about that."
by Pastor Jonathan Martin

Remember that kid with the quivering lip
Whose heart was on his sleeve like a first aid kit
Where are you now? Where are you now?

Remember that kid, didn’t know when to quit
I still lose my breath when I think about it
Oh, where’d you go?
Oh, where’d you go?

languageek:

Bilingualism Across the U.S. Infographic - Found here

90s90s90s:

S Club 7 - Bring It All Back

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gilli-chan:

I don’t know what else I should write here without digressing from the topic, so I just leave it how it is~

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strawberry-misfits:

friendly reminder that thin-shaming is just as hurtful as fat-shaming
and statements like “real men like curves, only dogs go for bones” are still fucking offensive.

okay?
okay.

back to your regularly scheduled dashboard.

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stand-up-comic-gifs:

Like fiery eyeball thing, no problem. But don’t even try to imagine a Samoan elf. (x)

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littletipoftheshoelace:

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rileylife:

Apparently you can’t have problems if you’re not a starving African child.

Apparently you can’t have problems if your parents are still together.

Apparently you can’t have problems if you’re a white girl

or if you’re a heterosexual male

Apparently you can’t have problems if you get good grades.

Apparently you can’t have problems unless someone else justifies them.

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