Saturday, February 27, 2016
I briefly explained what an ED trigger is the other day, but today I want to go more in depth. Triggers can be anything from a word, a situation, a person, a feeling, or even a thought, and they have the power of sending someone who is fully recovered, into a full blown relapse. This is why they're getting their own post.
Thursday, February 25, 2016
There are a few common eating disorders out there, with a ton of different criteria and terms that go along with them. It can get pretty jumbled and confusion, especially if you are trying to understand a friend who suffers from an ED, or you think you may have one. Today I wanted to kind of break down what is what. If you want to learn more (because I'm not covering everything nor am I an expert) you can go here (or here, or here).
Monday, February 22, 2016
Oh hey look, it's National Eating Disorders Awareness Week! I absolutely had to pop into blogland for NEDA week, and I have posts ready go for almost every day of the week. Wha? Yeah, you read that right. This week is so important to me not only because we seriously need more awareness and less stigma surrounding eating disorders, but also because it was a year ago that I finally told my secret to... well all of you! Keep your eyes peeled, as I have posts on eating disorder terminology, what outpatient/programs are like, and so much more. I also may or may not have a draft of my story, which may or may not go up Friday... We will see!
Anyway, I wanted to at the very least alert those who may not know, that this week is NEDA week. You can go here for more information about NEDA, and of course, you can leave questions and comments below. See ya soon dolls!
Monday, February 1, 2016
When the majority of your time and energy is spent or focused on helping people, being there for people, making peoples lives better... you start to get burnt out after a while. You still love what you're doing of course, but it's your body and mind that get run down. Self-care picks you back up again. People in helping professions already know all about this, and self-care, so let this be a gentle reminder to do it! But for everyone else who maybe haven't heard about this? I'm talking about parents, stressed out college kids, people with fast-paced jobs...Take a second and read this. You need this.
Thursday, January 7, 2016
It's been a while since I've shown up around here... But I had to put up a post for my 2 YEAR BLOGIVERSARY! It's crazy to think that Kimberly's Chronicle has been around now for 2 years! I've blogged on and off (mostly off as of late) but blogging has been such a great thing in my life. It's fun to look back and see how much this blog has changed from my first year. I started off whipping out how to guides and lists and tips and tricks, and this past year I've definitely gotten a lot more personal. It makes sense considering I started this blog as a Sophomore in college, and am now about to graduate. This year will definitely be tricky, and a year of finding balance between work, blogging, figuring out how personal to get, and privacy (thanks to my field of work). But, I AM determined to find that balance...so it will happen. That's just how I am.