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  • Recovery Diary 08/21/18

    (a late night poem about the beauty industry and all the lies it throws our way…) you take three steps forward before jumping headfirst into a pit of cement that you read in an ad was supposed to be a shower of lilies, rainbows, and unicorns you drive to the ER with a mosaic of […]
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  • Recovery Diary 08/17/18

    The rain starts lightly, like the tapping of my fingers on the keyboard. Pitter pattering across the roof, the windows, the lamp posts, the streets. It coats the asphalt in a sheer sheet of glass making something so strong, delicate, slippery, and misleading. The night crept up on me. The daylight was swallowed in sleep, […]
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  • Recovery Diary 08/14/18

    My alarm went off at 7 and I didn’t wake up until 9:25. I was supposed to leave at 9. I don’t know why I am oversleeping every day this week. When I was in my eating disorder, I would be lucky if I slept past 6. I was always restless, agitated, and running around […]
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  • Self Compassion in Real Life

    Written by: Morgan, Founder of Unpolished My alarm goes off. It’s 10pm and I have to leave for my overnight shift in 15 minutes. My body is sore from exhaustion and my head is pounding because I didn’t drink enough water throughout the day. It’s hard to keep track of the basics. Sleep. Water. Food […]
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  • Free Refills Unavailable

    Written by: Florence Taglight, contributing writer for Unpolished Journey and blogger at findingflo.co.uk Free refills unavailable. Unlike most places in America, here in the U.K we don’t get free refills at restaurants, so once you’ve drunk your drink, you’re done and either order another, or perhaps switch it up to water.  Needless to say on […]
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  • Reasons to Recover

    Written by: Morgan Blair, Founder and Creative Director of Unpolished Journey Mental illness blinds us. It sticks us in a tunnel that appears to have no end. All darkness. All hopelessness. This tunnel that we are trapped in is small and dingy and only has enough room for ourselves. We become completely consumed by our […]
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