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How I Find Power Over My Eating Disorder

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Meaghan Allyn
Warrior for Change
Allyn Foundation


WHAT HELPS YOU TO GROUND AND STAY IN YOUR POWER?    

Doing things that make me feel like the one-of-a-kind badass that I am.

Someone told me to seek out things that make me feel powerful, instead of relying on my disorder to feel powerful.

I’ve taken that to heart: I’ve spent more time writing and expressing myself; I love being outside in green spaces (particularly if there are dogs!); I love meditation and yoga.

I had an alarm on my phone that would go off at 3:30 p.m. every day and cue a five-minute dance party because I love goofy dancing.

I think if you listen in, you can identify the things that make you you - and you can derive great joy by pursuing these things, instead of pursuing the "shoulds."                                                          

 Unsplash photo via Ayo Ogunseinde

Unsplash photo via Ayo Ogunseinde

WHAT’S ONE NUGGET OF WISDOM YOU CAN LEAVE US WITH? 

I have been privilege to so many nuggets of wisdom!

Two of my favorites are Mary Oliver’s poem "Wild Geese" and a hard-hitting quote from Anne Lamott: “perfectionism is the voice of the oppressor.”

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MEAGHAN ALLYN

WARRIOR FOR CHANGE