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Finding the Silver Lining in Quarantining During Eating Disorder Recovery

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Our world is in upheaval: the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, Black Lives Matter, economic disaster, global warming and separation of immigrant children from their families.

Yet, somehow I am recovering from an eating disorder that has tried to kill me for the past 10 years. And what is even cooler is that many of my friends from treatment have also been recovering at home during this pandemic.

This isn’t a coincidence. For many people, being home all day is boring and feels isolating and stifling. But for those of us who struggle with social anxiety and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), being home has allowed us to find peace and safety — two things that are necessary to give up eating disorder behaviors.

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