Wednesday, November 25, 2020

Eight Amazing and Achievable Wishes with Recovery

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Bulimia knocked me out of college. Amazed now that I made it as far as junior.

Years later I went back, finished my degree and got a graduate degree and a professional license as well.

Just keep going for your recovery and all else will fall into place.

Recovery is the key.  See Eight Wishes:





  1.    What are your dreams?
  2.    What would be wonderful but couldn’t happen for you?
  3.    What kind of job would you like?
  4.    What kind of women friends would you like?
  5.    What kind of men friends would you like?
  6.    What would your dream family look like?
  7.    How much money do you want?
  8.    What would you like to create in this world?

All your desires are possible to make real in your life if you are the real deal. That means you need to be free of your eating disorder and addictions of any kind.

Stopping the behavior is not recovery. Stopping the behavior exposes you to whatever the behaviors protected you from. Recovery is developing new strength, maturity, skills, mental awareness and courage to deal with what life presents to you without your addictive behaviors.

The good news is that you don’t have to achieve total recovery before your life starts to improve. Every tiny bit of recovery creates another tiny bit of new quality in your life.

As you embrace the new that comes into your life you are stronger and more motivated to work on your recovery. As you do, more quality enters your life.

Please write out the answers to the eight questions above and add more. What are your impossible dreams?  In recovery, the impossible becomes possible, real and a joy.


Joanna Poppink, MFT, Los Angeles psychotherapist

author:  Healing Your Hungry Heart: recovering from your eating disorder

interview with Joanna

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