Kristie - HAPPY and Recovered EDNOS

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"Feeling like I was existing, instead of living, was a call to claim myself. Thank goodness I chose to listen. It wasn't easy. It’s probably the hardest work I'll ever do in my life, but it's the thing that I'm proudest of and it's the thing that I'll defend most fiercely: my right to do what fills my soul." - Kristie

Episode 5 features Kristie. Kristie owns the company Recovered Living, who’s mission it is to provide practical online and face-to-face eating disorder recovery support services which are affordable, innovative, and personalized for individual needs. 

When I asked her what she wanted me to title this podcast, she simply said “Happy and Recovered”.

EDNOS (eating disorder not otherwise specified) is the most prevalent eating disorder, and while just as dangerous at all other eating disorders, it's symptoms often span anorexia, bulimia, and binge eating, but do not fully fit the criteria of any in particular. 

In her story Kristie talks about how she became the hero of her own journey by finding support even though she lived in a village of just 35 people in New Zealand. This episode also discusses body image, trusting your body, exercise, self-care, and offers advice for loved ones of those with eating disorders.


Questions Answered:

- What is the difference between recovered verses recovery?

- How has your body image changed from when you were sick to where it is today?

- What do you love about the organization Health at Every Size? 

- How did you accept your body? Its set point, strengths, and limitations?

- What is the difference for you between living and existing?

- What are things that help you when challenges arise in life?

- What things do you do for self-care?

- Where did you find help when there weren’t resources available by where you lived?

- How can someone learn to be active without being symptomatic?

- What is your company Recovered Living? What services do you provide?

- If you could give loved ones of somebody struggling with an eating disorder advice, what would you say?


Resources from this episode:

- Recovered Living:

- Finding Joe:

- “Goodbye Ed, Hello Me” – Jenni Schaefer

- “Unbearable Lightness: A Story of Loss and Gain” – Portia de Rossi

- John Demartini:

- Health at Every Size:

- “The Obesity Paradox: When Thinner Means Sicker and Heavier Means Healtheir” – Carl J. Lavie

- “The Obesity Myth: Why America’s Obsession with Weight is Hazardous to Your Health” – Paul Campos

- Monte Nido: