Blog

This is Sheena’s Place’s Client-Centred Blog that features our recovery stories, art, struggles, poetry, interviews, and many more, which all follow a set of safe space guidelines. We recognize that everyone is at a different place in their recovery. Food, weight, dieting, calories, specific eating disordered behaviours, or exercise behaviours can often be triggering, and are therefore not published on this blog. To submit your work, please email Kmccarthy@sheenasplace.org and read about Sheena’s Place’s blog moderator, Kira, here.

Empty Self

To ponder: How to know when being determined crosses the line and becomes desperate. I personally have crossed that line far too many times. Not…

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Photographs of Change

Dear Readers, Change. Is that your favourite word like it is mine? Does it make your heart start pounding with excitement or with anxiety? Does…

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Photos of Recovery

Dear Readers, Let’s celebrate our wins. Congratulations! What was your win today? Send us your story, art, or photo to share your win. Take care…

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Torch Song for a Little Bird

Dear Readers, Recently I discovered a song that made me think of my inner child as a little bird. I call it my recovery anthem….

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A Wavering Commitment

Dear Readers, You know that moment when symptoms creep up and it feels like they will win and then you give in and decide you’ve…

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Reclaiming the Word “Fat Series”: an interview with Vanessa Nelissen

Dear Readers, For the next few weeks, we will be exploring the idea of “Fat Activism” and how the body positivity movement has influenced people…

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Reclaiming the word “Fat” Series: An Interview with Dietitian Amee Severson

Dear Readers, For the next few weeks, we will be exploring the idea of “Fat Activism” and how the body positivity movement has influenced people…

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Grocery Shopping and Cooking Group

Dear Readers, I wanted to apologize for the gap in posting. I have been in an intensive treatment programme and have had little time to…

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The Fire

Dear Readers, There are times when recovery is just plain hard. There’s no silver lining. There’s “no jazz hands”. There’s nothing that makes it feel…

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Day by Day

Dear Readers, Do you remember being 5 and the words kids used to insult each other? Kids pick up trigger words early on and those…

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Inertia by Brooke

Dear Readers,  This week we are sharing a poem by Brooke. It speaks of struggle in recovery. A concept many can relate to.  Take care…

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Consumed

Dear Readers, How much space does your Eating Disorder take up in your brain? Samuel wrote, “After my life passing in the grips of my…

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