You have to learn to stop treating yourself like a recipe. “A little more of this and a little less of that and add in a touch of this and then I’ll be satisfied” no. No, you are a human being made up of imperfections and things that just don’t fit quite right and that’s how it’s supposed to be….
Realizing that you’re not perfect is liberating … trying to be perfect is exhausting.
Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder
Johanna S. Kandel
You just need to be aware that recovery isn’t going to be simple, because the problem itself is complex. There is no single factor that caused your eating disorder, and there won’t be a single strategy that leads to recovery.
— Life Beyond Your Eating Disorder, Johanna S. Kandel
Your job is to see people as they really are, and to do this, you have to know who you are in the most compassionate possible sense. Then you can recognize others.
— Anne Lamott (via rainydaysandblankets)
I went to the woods because I wanted to live deliberately. I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.
— Henry David Thoreau (via h-o-r-n-g-r-y)
She struggled with her sadness, but tried to conceal it, to divide it into smaller and smaller parts and scatter these in places she thought no one would find them.
— Nicole Krauss, Great House (via rainydaysandblankets)
Be an inspiration. A role model. Be the person who can inspire others a person that others can relate to. A person others will be proud of