theshirarose

Shira Rose Eating disorder therapist, LCSW + NYC body positive style blogger. 🌈🦄 ✉️: [email protected] https://theshirarose.com/
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PPS: It’s okay if you gain weight. Bodies aren’t meant to stay the same.
27 1,157 Yesterday
Pps: it’s okay if you gain weight. bodies aren’t meant to stay the same.
Recently, I noticed that my eating disorder thoughts were really ramping up again. And then it made me realize...⁣
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If it was activated (very understandably) in response to Covid-19, that means that I had a few weeks where my brain was QUIET.⁣
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All my hard work on my recovery has been paying off. 😭⁣
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I spent months fighting my eating disorder and feeling tortured every second of every day. I spent decades wondering if I’d ever feel even just a moment of relief and wanting to give up. ⁣
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But realizing that my work has been paying off.... is the biggest fucking gift and I’m so grateful. 💗⁣
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Tell me how you’re challenging your eating disorder or diet culture messages today! ⁣
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PS: A giant sweater and rainbow leggings from @k.deer are my quarantine outfit of choice. It’s this or pjs and nothingggg else! Outfit details XS-4X here: http://liketk.it/2M9yV #liketkit @liketoknow.it #StayHomeWithLTK ⁣
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📷: @kellywestphotog
64 1,195 2 days ago
Recently, i noticed that my eating disorder thoughts were really ramping up again. and then it made me realize...⁣

if it was activated (very understandably) in response to covid-19, that means that i had a few weeks where my brain was quiet.⁣

all my hard work on my recovery has been paying off. 😭⁣

i spent months fighting my eating disorder and feeling tortured every second of every day. i spent decades wondering if i’d ever feel even just a moment of relief and wanting to give up. ⁣

but realizing that my work has been paying off.... is the biggest f*****g gift and i’m so grateful. 💗⁣

tell me how you’re challenging your eating disorder or diet culture messages today! ⁣

ps: a giant sweater and rainbow leggings from @k.deer are my quarantine outfit of choice. it’s this or pjs and nothingggg else! outfit details xs-4x here: http://liketk.it/2m9yv #liketkit @liketoknow.it #stayhomewithltk

📷: @kellywestphotog
🤣 Are you putting pressure on yourself to be super productive or learn a second language? This is what my routine looked like for quite a few days. 🤷🏻‍♀️ There is no wrong way to be handling everything that’s going on. 💗
28 913 6 days ago
🤣 are you putting pressure on yourself to be super productive or learn a second language? this is what my routine looked like for quite a few days. 🤷🏻‍♀️ there is no wrong way to be handling everything that’s going on. 💗
It’s #nationalpuppyday so I figured today is extra necessary to share some puppy love. This is a throwback to the weekly hikes I took with @eatingdisordertherapyla and her pup, Sasha.... ya know, pre social distancing! Does anyone have a pet helping them get through Covid-19?
18 532 1 weeks ago
It’s #nationalpuppyday so i figured today is extra necessary to share some puppy love. this is a throwback to the weekly hikes i took with @eatingdisordertherapyla and her pup, sasha.... ya know, pre social distancing! does anyone have a pet helping them get through covid-19?
We’re all doing the best we can. 💗 .
I’ll be joining some friends this week on my Instagram live to offer meal support for those in eating disorder recovery needing more support and/or some company! I’ll be eating, chatting, and answering questions with @aaronfloresrdn , @the_queer_counselor , @jennifer_rollin , and @feedingyoursoulnutrition ! Details in my stories.
35 1,204 2 weeks ago
We’re all doing the best we can. 💗 .
i’ll be joining some friends this week on my instagram live to offer meal support for those in eating disorder recovery needing more support and/or some company! i’ll be eating, chatting, and answering questions with @aaronfloresrdn , @the_queer_counselor , @jennifer_rollin , and @feedingyoursoulnutrition ! details in my stories.
You can skip buying that BS turmeric immune booster vitamin and focus on finding foods you have access to right now that taste good to you. There is no food that can stop you from catching Covid-19 so please keep social distancing and washing your hands! How’s everyone doing today? 💗
40 1,063 2 weeks ago
You can skip buying that bs turmeric immune booster vitamin and focus on finding foods you have access to right now that taste good to you. there is no food that can stop you from catching covid-19 so please keep social distancing and washing your hands! how’s everyone doing today? 💗
You are not alone. Your feelings, whatever they are, are valid. 💗 What are you doing to take care of yourself right now?
39 1,206 2 weeks ago
You are not alone. your feelings, whatever they are, are valid. 💗 what are you doing to take care of yourself right now?
In case you need some 🐶 love and laughter on your social media feed today. 💗 I desperately need a pup right now! How is everyone today?
57 1,032 3 weeks ago
In case you need some 🐶 love and laughter on your social media feed today. 💗 i desperately need a pup right now! how is everyone today?
You got this, my friends. 💗 I know these are hard times and the social distancing can be rough on mental health too so please stay connected via FaceTime, Skype, etc with your supports. I’m seeing clients virtually next week and if that’s an option for you too, I recommend you do that if you need. What are you doing to get through today and take care of yourself?
56 1,307 3 weeks ago
You got this, my friends. 💗 i know these are hard times and the social distancing can be rough on mental health too so please stay connected via facetime, skype, etc with your supports. i’m seeing clients virtually next week and if that’s an option for you too, i recommend you do that if you need. what are you doing to get through today and take care of yourself?
This dress is.... kind of my recovery dress in a way. ⁣
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Before I weight restored, I was in a strange place of needing to put clothes on my body but also —not wanting to buy clothes in a smaller size for a body I wasn’t meant to be in and a body I knew would be temporary if I could decrease my ED behaviors. It was hard because I didn’t want to have to deal with even more clothes in my closet that were too small yet again. It can be SO activating to have clothes be too small whether or not you have an eating disorder and I know so many of you can relate to the struggle.⁣
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I obviously needed to have clothes that fit my body so I got a few things last year. But @asos was having a sale and @samdylanfinch surprised me with this dress- except it was in my pre-relapse size.  It sat in my closet until a month ago when after months of hard work fighting my ED, it fit. It was a strange feeling. I’ve worked hard to get here and who knows, I might outgrow it too, and I might not. But I’m working really hard to trust my body and allow it to just be instead of running back to the ED. ⁣
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It feels weird to be sharing this little story when our world feels pretty scary right now, but I also wanted to share this with you all because I fought so hard to get here. 💗⁣
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http://liketk.it/2LtuZ #liketkit @liketoknow.it #LTKcurves ⁣
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📷: @kellywestphotog
100 1,618 3 weeks ago
This dress is.... kind of my recovery dress in a way. ⁣

before i weight restored, i was in a strange place of needing to put clothes on my body but also —not wanting to buy clothes in a smaller size for a body i wasn’t meant to be in and a body i knew would be temporary if i could decrease my ed behaviors. it was hard because i didn’t want to have to deal with even more clothes in my closet that were too small yet again. it can be so activating to have clothes be too small whether or not you have an eating disorder and i know so many of you can relate to the struggle.⁣

i obviously needed to have clothes that fit my body so i got a few things last year. but @asos was having a sale and @samdylanfinch surprised me with this dress- except it was in my pre-relapse size. it sat in my closet until a month ago when after months of hard work fighting my ed, it fit. it was a strange feeling. i’ve worked hard to get here and who knows, i might outgrow it too, and i might not. but i’m working really hard to trust my body and allow it to just be instead of running back to the ed. ⁣

it feels weird to be sharing this little story when our world feels pretty scary right now, but i also wanted to share this with you all because i fought so hard to get here. 💗⁣

http://liketk.it/2ltuz #liketkit @liketoknow.it #ltkcurves

📷: @kellywestphotog
Over the years, I’ve really changed my perspective on what it means to have a positive body image. It’s not about looking in the mirror and feeling beautiful; it’s about knowing that our worth is about SO much more than what we look like. 💗
71 1,795 4 weeks ago
Over the years, i’ve really changed my perspective on what it means to have a positive body image. it’s not about looking in the mirror and feeling beautiful; it’s about knowing that our worth is about so much more than what we look like. 💗
⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️ If I could dress head to toe in stars I’d be the happiest! Thanks @jupenyc for this cardi. What’s your favorite print to wear? http://liketk.it/2L4Mi #liketkit @liketoknow.it 📷: @kellywestphotog
71 997 4 weeks ago
⭐️ 🌟 ⭐️ if i could dress head to toe in stars i’d be the happiest! thanks @jupenyc for this cardi. what’s your favorite print to wear? http://liketk.it/2l4mi #liketkit @liketoknow.it 📷: @kellywestphotog