Here are 3 healthy living tips, 2 book recommendations (one self-improvement and one fun), and 1 journal prompt to ponder this week!
*TBJ = Tips, Books, Journal Prompt
☀️ Binged last night? Try this today: If restricting after a binge was the answer, I wouldn't still be binging. What if today I listen to my body, care for it, and give it what it needs?
☀️Three things I always do to get the most out of my therapy sessions:
- Write down any struggles, emotions, or things I notice between sessions on a note in my phone, so I can remember things to talk about
- I TALK (even if I don't want to) because my therapist can't help me if I don't talk
- If I run out of things to talk about, I start asking questions.. And this usually opens up a new conversation
☀️You know you’re recovering from binge eating when there is no more eating in secret – you enjoy all foods freely!
101 Essays That Will Change The Way You Think by Brianna Wiest
This is a compilation of 101 thought-provoking AF essays. It's a book that you keep by your desk and pick up when you need it! Brianna Wiest has quickly become one of my favorite authors for her perspective on emotions, body image, healing, and life. If you’re looking for a desk read you can pick up when you need it – this is your book!
Cloud Cuckoo Land by Anthony Doerr
Quick Synopsis (from Amazon): Among the most celebrated and beloved novels of recent times, Cloud Cuckoo Land is a triumph of imagination and compassion, a soaring story about children on the cusp of adulthood in worlds in peril, who find resilience, hope, and a book.
In the 15th century, an orphan named Anna lives inside the formidable walls of Constantinople. She learns to read, and in this ancient city, famous for its libraries, she finds what might be the last copy of a centuries-old book, the story of Aethon, who longs to be turned into a bird so that he can fly to a utopian paradise in the sky. Outside the walls is Omeir, a village boy, conscripted with his beloved oxen into the army that will lay siege to the city. His path and Anna’s will cross.
In the present day, in a library in Idaho, octogenarian Zeno rehearses children in a play adaptation of Aethon’s story, preserved against all odds through centuries. Tucked among the library shelves is a bomb, planted by a troubled, idealistic teenager, Seymour. This is another siege.
And in a not-so-distant future, on the interstellar ship Argos, Konstance is alone in a vault, copying on scraps of sacking the story of Aethon, told to her by her father.
Anna, Omeir, Seymour, Zeno, and Konstance are dreamers and outsiders whose lives are gloriously intertwined. Doerr’s dazzling imagination transports us to worlds so dramatic and immersive that we forget, for a time, our own.
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✏️ What do I value in life? Do my actions show that I currently value those things?
For example, if I say I value mental health but I am regularly doing things that affect my mental health – then do my actions show that I really value mental health?
I hope you have a great week!
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