soulful healing

Merry, merry– it’s Christmas, and for the second year in a row, I am away from family. But it’s ok. And I am more than ok. Last year, I was in eating disorder treatment– I went to the beach in Malibu for the first time & later cried into my Thai food because food and […]

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unbridled joy

My heart is full. My soul is soothed. My head is calm. As I sit at my gate in LAX typing this, I cannot help but smile. I’ve spent the last few days in Southern California, reconnecting with people who have been instrumental in my healing. I am overwhelmed with a deep sense of gratitude […]

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Why the second thought?

So why second-thought.com? Well, recovery lives in the second thought, or so I’m told. The clinical director of the treatment center I’m currently in says that your first thought or instinct is generally an eating disordered one. For example, “I feel really ashamed; I need to purge.” The second thought, however, is what matters. “I […]

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