Sylwek: Free from Bulimia

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Originally published February 8, 2013. 

After a long period of starving myself, I went from being morbidly obese to losing about one third of my weight. But one day I realized that I wasn’t actually happy.

Not only did I lose eating–one of the most pleasurable things in life- but I also felt empty, without any meaning. Read More

Accountability: Keeping Up With Your Responsibilities

REElizabeth Geffers October Quote.jpgA great accountability partner who knows you well enough to notice when you are struggling is one of the greatest blessings a person can have in recovery from depression.

It is incredibly helpful to have somebody who will notice as soon as you need support, who will call you out with kind firmness, and who will push you forward without letting go of your hand. Read More

Accountability in Self-Injury Recovery

Sarah_QuoteThe best decision I’ve made during my recovery process was choosing (and continuing to choose) to be accountable with other people about my self-harm.

It was a hard thing to do, especially since for me, self-harm carried a stigma and a shame that hit deep in my soul. But even with my shame, there is an element of wanting someone to know and of not wanting to struggle through the pain alone. I want it to be clear from the beginning–being accountable to others is never easy and most often hurts like hell. Read More




Holding Yourself Accountable for Body-Shaming

Laura_QuoteThis month, Libero Network is focusing on accountability. We’re exploring what it means to be accountable and to whom we need to be accountable with to assure successful recovery.

But accountability is not just about our reliance on others; in order to create a better, healthier life, we need to hold ourselves accountable for moments we may not necessarily be proud of. Read More




What Makes an Accountability Relationship Healthy?

Josh_QuoteWhen we discover a close friend or loved one is struggling with mental illness or self injury, we naturally begin to feel partially responsible for their well-being. We reassure them we will stick by them no matter what, and we will always make them a priority.

I have learned from being on both sides of the conversation that good accountability is arguably the most important component of the healing process, and poor accountability can be incredibly destructive. Read More

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Sylwek: Free from Bulimia

Friday, October 24, 2014

Originally published February 8, 2013.  After a long period of starving myself, I went from being morbidly obese to losing about one third of my weight. But one…

Brooke: Free from Finding Value in Numbers

Friday, October 17, 2014

For as long as I can remember, I’ve been a very self-conscious person. It’s possible it was caused by society, or maybe by my critical father (whom I…

Sarah: Free from Society’s Standards

Friday, October 10, 2014

Originally published June 28, 2013 I began struggling with body image in the eighth grade. My life had gotten to an extremely low point–I felt as if nobody…

Emily: Free from the Mirror

Friday, October 3, 2014

Originally published February 22, 2013 Food has always had control over my life. Whether it has been eating too much or not enough, I have always been consumed…

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