Miriam’s story is one in which anyone with a history of an eating disorder can relate. Tune in to discover why you are good enough, even if that voice inside your head is telling you otherwise.
The feeling of not being good enough is pervasive and for Miriam Roelink it was this limiting belief that led her to fight a long battle with anorexia. In today’s society we are encouraged to strive for a constant state for betterment. Have you ever found yourself saying you need to be a better student? A better employee? A better parent? A better daughter or son? A better friend? A better client? A better romantic partner? The list goes on and one! In this search for perfection it can be easy to lose sight of the fact that you are already enough, that you are whole and complete as you are. In this episode of The Recovery Warrior Show, you’ll hear first hand from her what it was like to live in the dark and controlling world of not being enough and how this experience has led her to find her passion as an advocate in the eating disorder field. Miriam is the woman behind Recovery Warrior’s active and supportive social media channels as well as the editor in chief of this here magazine you are reading.
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What You’ll Learn
- How Miriam’s came to realize that her eating disorder was something negative.
- Why treatment didn’t work the first time around.
- The core limiting belief that her eating disorder took advantage of.
- How she was able to change her mindset.
- The positive character traits that she needed in order to recover.
- Miriam’s definition of recovery and so much more!
When it’s all finished you’ll discover that it was never random. -Unknown
The things that make me different are the things that make me. -Winnie the Pooh
Favorite Recovery Resources
- Recovery Warriors
- Eating in the Light of the Moon: How Women Can Transform Their Relationship with Food Through Myths, Metaphors, and Storytelling by Anita Johnston, PhD.
- The Golden Cage: The Enigma of Anorexia Nervosa by Hilde Bruch
Advice to Former Self
- No matter what you are going through, you as a person are good enough. You do not need to change in order to deserve love or recognition. You are the person you are meant to be as long as you are open to be that person.
Definition of Recovery
- Feel free in your mind and soul and that you can live an authentic life instead of feeling like you are living in a cage.
For Your Journey
- Miriam Roelink’s archive of articles
- 2016 Recovery Warrior Calendar (Use discount code WARRIOR to receive 10% off your order!)
- Find professional help on ConnectED
- Rise Up + Recover app on Google Play and iTunes
- Music Credit: “Something to Live For” by Mallory Faye
Connect with Miriam