You fix it yourself

5 Dec

It is not a sudden leap from sick to well. It is a slow, strange meander from sick to mostly well. The misconception that eating disorders are a medical disease in the traditional sense is not helpful here. There is no “cure”. A pill will not fix it, though it may help. Ditto therapy, ditto food, ditto endless support from family and friends. You fix it yourself. It is the hardest thing that I have ever done, and I found myself stronger for doing it. Much stronger.”

A quote from “Wasted” by Marya Hornbacher.

Much love and health,



6 Responses to “You fix it yourself”

  1. Chelsie @ Balance, Not Scale December 5, 2012 at 8:15 pm #

    Talk about a quote to describe where I am in my mind and recovery in this very moment. It was like the first step outside on a cold winter morning. Brisk, swift, soul numbing, but invigorating and eye opening all at the same time.
    I love your little pearls of wisdom. ❤

    • thehomeostaticmindset December 8, 2012 at 7:05 pm #

      Your writing creates such vivid pictures! It’s a great quote…she explained recovery perfectly.

  2. Alex @ therunwithin December 5, 2012 at 9:04 pm #

    i read that book, i think that is a great quote to pull from it.

    • thehomeostaticmindset December 8, 2012 at 7:04 pm #

      I actually haven’t read the book…just got the quote of the internet. Thinking of checking out the book now, though! 🙂

  3. jessielovestorun December 6, 2012 at 11:08 am #

    Great quote, hunnie ❤

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