Celebrating 6 Years of Sobriety From Sugar Addiction, Codependency & Emotional Binge Eating Disorder
Updated: Dec 20, 2022
It's Fall Y'all! Another year to celebrate. Announcing year six of full remission in my binge eating disorder. Wow what a ride!
For all of you self healers I just want to inspire you to begin your journey of healing. Each year I basically encourage you to start the process by sharing that it is possible. If you are feeling like you might give up on recovery? Or don't know if you can get through it. When you feel like giving up, write out a list of your values and your desires for your future life— and let those principles and dreams guide you in taking the next best step for you.
It’s okay to have difficult and painful thoughts, feelings and emotions. It’s okay to struggle in recovery. You may not know how you are going to get through this, but you will. Go back in read my first and second year in recovery and share how my faulty thoughts kept being a pain in my ass. But I stuck it out. I got through it. Today those thoughts are replaced with favored minded thoughts. It took time and a lot of work. But it's year six and I got through it all. And you can too. It will just take a minute. To start try using a mantra or repeating positive affirmations when needed: “I am right where I belong. It took all I’ve been through to get here. I am right where I need to be.” With God anything is possible.
Celebrate Your Success Just Like I'm Doing Now!
Acknowledge all your successes in recovery — even the small ones — by creating mini celebrations for yourself: start a gratitude practice, pat yourself on the back after asking for help, reward yourself with your favorite forms of self-care and always remind yourself to breathe. A life worth living only happens when you put recovery first — no matter what. I must be real with you. This new life in recovery is tough, but it's worth it. If life feels too overwhelming, draw on the skills you learned in treatment or reach out to your treatment team for help. It's all about the habits and rituals. If this is a goal you are trying to achieve let my story inspire you to begin your journey. You can heal. If I can do it, so can you. It's just takes a bit of work and consistency.
ARE YOU LOOKING TO DIVE DEEPER INTO SELF-CARE?
I Can Help in Developing A Plan For Self Care
Do you want help developing a self care plan that works for your own busy schedule? Do you want accountability implementing a self care plan? If you or someone you love is struggling to maintain optimal mental and emotional health, consider reaching out to Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. We are a Metro Atlanta, Conyers Georgia area. We are a coaching and counseling practice with empathetic, skilled counselors and recovery coaches who can help you set goals, develop a self care routine and move forward to build a more fulfilling life. Our team would be happy to work with you either just for a couple of sessions to develop and implement a Self Care plan or longer term to work toward overall better mental health within our membership site or other programs.
About The Author:
Dr. Nikki LeToya White MSEd-TL, Ph.D. RHN is the founder, director and a full time board certified trauma-informed nutritionist, folk herbalist, and wellness consultant at Spiced Life Conversation Art Wellness Studio and Botanica. She created Spiced Life Conversation, LLC Art Wellness Studio and Botanica to provide the Metro Atlanta area with a counseling and coaching services where clients are carefully matched with the right program for healing abandonment and childhood emotional neglect trauma that cause codependency, emotional eating, financial stress, and imposter syndrome as it relates to fear of success and being abandon. We help you begin your emotional healing journey with ease. Recently, we have expanded to include online membership site so we now provide support to people living all over the world. All of our recovery coaches provide at least one evidence based treatment to assist in your recovery. Dr. White is a big proponent of self care and helping people live a fulfilling life! She has been in full remission with both codependency and emotional binge eating disorder since 2016. In live a life in recovery from sugar addiction. Loving her low sugar balance lifestyle.
Dr. Nikki LeToya White