Describing Emotional Pain

(It must be) Like accidentally slicing your skin to bone with a brand new chopping knife and feeling alternating relief and extreme pain as you watch your blood pour out. Like fainting, hitting your head on the corner of a glass table on your way down, and everyone around saying, “she’s fine. Just leave her.”…

Emotional Medley

You can be two things at once. You can be many things at once. You can be on-the-edge-of-jumping depressed but find joy and comfort in your children’s laughter and endlessly sweet hugs. You can be motivated to recover and afraid--even unwilling--to let go of your eating disorder. You can go back and forth between the…