Mission of Voice in Recovery

My mission is to be a voice in recovery. To create a place where those can find and use their voice in their own recovery. This is about sharing, learning, finding support. What does recovery look like to you? What does recovery feel like? What are the struggles? What are the achievements? Lets create a place where we can talk about what recovery is. Often I am asked how long I have been in recovery, what struggles have i faced, is this normal, is this relapse, etc.

I want this to be a safe place to not only create advocacy and awareness for eating disorders in all forms, but for those to share with me and the world their personal experience with recovery.

My hope is to be a VOICE but not the voice. I am one of many. I strive to help people, but I also want us to be a community, a team, people seeking understanding, support, without judgment in the individual process.

I hope you can join me and this movement – to share with the world your VOICE. So often in the disorder, we lose our voice, and are overloaded by another voice, whether that be ED, the “should,” the “perfection” voice – it is time to break free and find your own voice.

I believe within everyone is the ability to recover. This is a place of hope. I believe each individual can find their own individual answers. With support, therapy, family, friends, and utilizing new treatments modalities we can fight these disorders.

I believe there are many pathways to recovery. There is no RIGHT way for any person. There are several treatment modalities that can be implemented. I know many who have had great success with Art Therapy, yoga, dance, CBT, DBT, biofeedback, hypnosis, holistic methods, etc. There is no one way to recovery. Often trying two or more treatment modalities concurrently with therapy can be helpful. I am not a therapist, but I think the path is up to us to take. We are the driver in our recovery. There is no limit to what we can try to help us recovery. Again, there is no right or wrong way in the recovery process.

You are not alone. Welcome to my little world of recovery. I hope you find people here that can support you, and you feel like you are heard, listened to, and ultimately find and use your own voice.

Responses

  1. I think this blog is awesome, and I’m adding it to my blogroll

    • Thank you SOOO much!

  2. Hi,

    I’m a writer and artist extremely interested in promoting ED awareness. I graduated from OU with a Bachelor’s in Journalism and Professional Writing and am seeking some cohesiveness in this blurry field called “career.”

    I’m also in recovery from a 10 yr. old ED. He’s getting a bit too big for his britches…

    Would you care to chat about collaborating possibilities?

    -Lindsey

    • I would LOVE to chat. I am always looking for ways to help other interested in ED Awareness!!! Please feel free to email me and we can chat!!!

  3. hi kendra!

    I stumbled upon you blog through somebody else on my blogroll, and I’m completely in love! I’m adding you to my blogroll as well–thanks for the inspiring ideas and words!

  4. I am 11 years old and “Anorexic.” I am in recovery, but I just started about 3 weeks ago. A day feels like a year, I am on the maudsley method. I eat what my parents put in front of me and it takes me at least 30mins to finish my food. Anorexia Nervosa is serious, listen to a person who has it. This blog gives me a little splash of hope. 🙂

    • Alexa, 1) Congrats on joining recovery. I know it can be hard in the beginning. I want to say how BRAVE you are for sharing your voice here!!!! I have heard wonderful things and know many people involved with the Maudsley method. I am so glad it is helping you so far. 2) Thank you for finding my blog and sharing how it gives you hope!!!! If ever you need ANYTHING, please let me know by email or on this blog. Your voice is VERY important and I hope to hear more of it in the future!!

  5. […] Mission of Voice in Recovery […]

  6. It’s great to see you promoting the awareness of eating disorders. I’m passionate about helping people find recovery like I have. I’ve just launched a new website specifically for binge eaters called Binge Solutions at http://www.bingesolutions.com

    It’s everything that I wanted when I first got into recovery. I believe that everyone is capable of a good recovery if they stay committed. It’s not always easy but it is a fantastic place to be and I wouldn’t change it for my old binge eating days.

    Alison


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