Dec 24, 2014
At 21, Katie was a mess. She had been struggling with a severe eating disorder throughout college. She entered an outpatient treatment program to find a way out of the craziness.
She connected with a mentor who helped her see what was going on - Katie wasn’t able to feel her feelings, and the disordered eating was her way to avoid her looking at them. Her mentor recommended Katie sit on a meditation cushion and feel her feelings. But Katie just couldn’t do it. She couldn’t sit still. She couldn’t quiet her mind.
She bought a journal on a whim one day and started writing. That did it. Katie was finally able to see and feel her feelings. She was able to get them out and be completely honest with herself for the first time. That let her be honest with other people and show up more authentically with the people around her.
Listen to Katie’s story of how she used journaling to connect with herself on a deep level, why she continues to journal every day, and all the gifts journaling has brought her.