*This is an anti-diet culture blog, therefore, there will be no mentioning of calories, weight, size, portions, minute’s exercised, etc. as this can be dangerous, toxic, and triggering to our minds.
Hello there, and thank you for stopping by!! My name is Jayne Mattingly, and I am the person behind the blog and growing brand, Recovery Love and Care! This blog is all about finding self-compassion, self-love and body appreciation through the practice of self-care, with a piece of Eating Disorder Recovery advocacy tied in. Within this blog I provide a wealth of resources and information on self-care, body image conception, media manipulation, the concept of health within a diet crazed culture and ways to embark on a life filled with self-compassion and self-love!
My Recovery Story:
I am an Eating Disorder (ED) Warrior. I had a life-long ED, and was diagnosed with EDNOS and Bulimia Nervosa. I went through recovery a while back, and with that I have gained a wealth of knowledge, information and resources regarding the process of recovery, and believe me, it is a process! Recovery IS NOT LINEAR, and IT IS SO INCREDIBLY HARD, but IT IS WORTH IT!! With my ED Recovery, I not only learned about Eating Disorders, but also so much about myself, my own womanhood and my ability to not only survive, but thrive, in a world that is driven by unrealistic body ideals, weight loss, diets, cleanses, filters and Photoshop!
On a Professional Note:
I was raised in Chicago and now live with my boyfriend, Sean, in South Carolina with our two little fur babies Lilly and Giovanni (Gio), you will read about the furries within the blog! I am seeking my Masters degree in Clinical Mental Health Counseling to eventually earn my license as a Licensed Professional Counselor (LPC) and specialize in ED recovery maintenance. As stated within my disclosure, this blog is completely independent of my continuous training to become a Clinical Mental health Counselor. Within the entirety of this blog I am speaking as a blogger and ED warrior.
On a Personal Note:
I am a bubbly, introverted girly girl who LOVES the beach, barre, coffee, Chardonnay and anything with rainbow sprinkles. I am an incredibly driven girl boss and my passion is to help ALL women find self-confidence and self-love within a culture that won’t allow them to! I live for my recovery, the love of my life, Sean, my fur babies and my family! I am all about empowering women and advocating for eating disorder recovery, body appreciation, and a positive sense of community.