Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Some Things I've Learned

This week's topic is about what is learned in recovery.

Specifically, I

1) share the 3 most important things I have learned in recovery
2) talk about the hardest thing I had to overcome
3) and tell the viewers one message I'd like to tell them about recovery and why it's worth it!


sol123 said...

Hi! A wonderful video yet again Arielle! I so agree with the part about asking for help being difficult, and thinking that if you do things by yourself or without anyone´s help, you´ll be better, or a better person or whatever. I know it´s not like that, but it is something that I still struggle with, for me it has more to do with being shy or not being confident enough, that I think I will come across as silly or not smart enough.
And I also agree with the bit about blame, blaming something or blaming others. This is a constant struggle for me and a big one, because of my mother, I know she didn´t cause my anorexia, but she played a huge role in it, and I find it hard to see that, and it´s even harder to try and forgive the things she did which fuelled my disease, which is why I still talk and talk and talk about it in therapy.

Your videos are so powerful, thank you for making them!

Love, Soledad.

Silly Girl said...

Awesome video. Asking for help has never been easy for me. But having support is key to recovery especially for me.

Anonymous said...

I stumbled across this blog and I'm really glad I did. Terrific Video!

Asking for help was one of the most difficult yet best things I did for myself and my recovery. (I wouldn't even do it with homework when I was a kid).

And your driving metaphor, I really loved it! (I'm a sucker for metaphors). That's been such a tough thing for me to learn as an "All or Nothing" type of thinker. (Which I'm working on).

You're doing a great thing for a lot of people. It's inspirational to see people recovered/ing and making such a big difference. Keep it up, Arielle! :)

Kushika said...

Thank you for sharing this with us. I think the first part, asking for help, really resonated with me because I realise that I need to do that more often, even if I am weight restored now.

Kara said...

Thank you for your post. Great video! I know so many people who struggle everyday from an eating disorder. I’ve found Silver Hill’s psychiatric hospital to be a really good source of information about treatment options. They provide hope for people who may be looking for the right care.