"After I stopped binge eating for good, I learned that—as far as recovery goes—it simply wasn’t necessary for me to be able to stand in front of the mirror and like what I saw. In fact, it’s not even necessary for me to like my body in order to have a full life. Sure, feeling confident in my appearance can be beneficial in some ways; but the body is ever aging and changing, good looks are at best fleeting, and it doesn’t make much sense to get hung up on those things when there are so many more important things in life."
"Anxiety is not rude. Depression is not selfish. Schizophrenia is not wrong. Eating disorders are not a choice. Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder is not crazy. Mental illness isn’t self-centred, anymore than cancer is self-centred. It’s a medical illness."