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kylafoxrecovery

Kyla Fox Therapist, Speaker, Writer, Mama to Ryan & Augusta. Kyla of @kylafoxcentre. Changing the way we treat & understand eating disorders & women’s health. http://www.kylafoxcentre.com/events
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My 20-month-old daughter, augusta, plays this game with me...
she says, “mommy, close your eyes”. so i do.
and it’s then my job to open them up, startle her into laughter.
so i do.
and then she laughs her head off 😂. and then she says “mommy, magic”. and then my ❤️ melts.
she’s right.
open your eyes to the magic - all the magic that is all around you.
#mindfulmonday #thesimplethings #mygreatestteacher #recoveryispossible .
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#edwarrior #edfamily #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edsurvivor #edtreatment #anarecovery #miarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #healingjourney #getloud #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bopo #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #therapist #edrecoveryarmy #edfighter #bodypositivity #edclinic #eatingdisorderawareness
3 175 Yesterday
Throwing back to last week, #breastfeedingawarenessweek, where people were to post pictures to #normalizebreastfeeding. this is me and my oldest daughter, ryan, only three weeks postpartum. i cheerlead for breastfeeding but appreciate that this position can alienate those that do not, cannot, or chose not. because i genuinely support the individual decisions women make for their body and their babies, i want people to feel empowered by their choices (whatever they be), not diminished.
i have an unusual story with breastfeeding - that being that my ability to do so with both my girls was always easy. i never experienced lack of milk, cracked nipples, blocked ducts, or pain. my girls both latched immediately and i was able to bond with each of them in this way for the first year of both their lives. for this, i am blessed.
the gift of bf for me hits deeply. my long history with an eating disorder meant the real possibility of never being able to have children. both pregnancy and the ability to bf where things i wished for, things that propelled my recovery.
but bf, despite how easy the act of it was for me, was not always easy mentally or emotionally. i wasn’t the kind of women that could bf and lose her baby weight. no, my baby weight latched on like a magnet and wouldn’t let go during the entire experience. moreover, in order to produce enough rich milk necessary for my girls meant i needed to eat all the time. bf was, therefore, a practice of accepting my body for where it was at. this was hard, impossible at times. i was often met with frustration, sadness and a deafening self-critic. i had many days where i felt right back in the throws of an eating disorder mindset (that being overcome by pervasive and intrusive thoughts about my body). i often wanted to pull the plug on the whole thing.
but then....i would find safety while feeding my girls - quietly, rocking them, holding them, seeing them, and deeply loving them. i never wanted to miss that.
after all is said and done, we are mothers nurturing our babies - loving our babies - as best we know how.
#throwbackthursday #motherhood
#edwarrior #recoveryispossible #edrecovery #eatingdisorderawareness
11 262 5 days ago
Ok, new york!
i’ll take your massive rainstorm.
i’ll stay another night (or two) and hang out with you.
i’ll breathe in and out about the fact that i can’t see my girls and my man tonight as planned.
i’ll surrender to not having control over this situation.
i’ll go with the flow.
yeah, i’ll go with the flow 😳😊
this is my ongoing work.
#letgoofcontrol
#beinthemoment
#breatheinbreatheout
#surrender .
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#edwarrior #edfamily #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edsurvivor #edtreatment #anarecovery #miarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #healingjourney #getloud #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bopo #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #therapist #edrecoveryarmy #edfighter #bodypositivity #edclinic #eatingdisorderawareness
7 199 2 weeks ago
Hey! new york!!! you and me have a date for the next couple of days.
just me.
all me.
i’ve realized i don’t need more time in the day (although i always say that i do 😜). i’d probably just end up filling that extra time with more work, more multitasking, more kid stuff, more stress, more exhaustion, more go go go go....!
instead what i need is more me.
just me.
all me.
i’m not so good at knowing how to implement the me in my day-to-day life.
i try. i really do try. but it’s not enough.
who of you is doing this me-thing? how do you do it when you’re responsible for so many things?
do tell 👇
until then, i’m using this time as a reset.
a me-set.
#wisdomwednesday #solotrip #metime
#alwayslearning .
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#edwarrior #edfamily #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edsurvivor #edtreatment #anarecovery #miarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #healingjourney #getloud #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bopo #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #therapist #edrecoveryarmy #edfighter #bodypositivity #edclinic #eatingdisorderawareness
14 249 2 weeks ago
Notice the colour?
the bright bold patterns?
do you see it all?? i remember being mesmerized by the clarity that i could once again see - really see - when my recovery took flight. the haze that had overshadowed my vision, my hearing, my energy...lifted.

bright.
bold.
beauty.
everywhere.
i had been missing it all.
having an eating disorder is like living in a permanent fog. the world dulls. and so do you.
wellness is bright.
it’s bold.
it’s beautiful
it’s built with a bang.
and it’s all waiting for you.
#gogetit #seeitall
#realbeauty
#recoveryispossible .
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#edwarrior #edfamily #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edsurvivor #edtreatment #anarecovery #miarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #healingjourney #getloud #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bopo #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #therapist #edrecoveryarmy #edfighter #bodypositivity #edclinic #eatingdisorderawareness
15 255 3 weeks ago
#tbt
throwing back to last night at the @kylafoxcentre with @caleighfit!! this most inspirational force of a woman closed out our summer workshop series with a 💥💥💥!
thanks for bringing your badass self, caleigh, for sharing so candidly about your life, your journey, and for creating a safe space for everyone to do the same.
now! everyone get to @boloinc!! doors to the permanent space are open now!!!! learn to box with caleigh and ever better, learn to love your bod.
thanks also to everyone who came out and got inspired. feeling my personal badass this morn as a result 😜
#throwbackthursday
#womenempoweringwomen
#giveitallyougot .
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#edwarrior #edfamily #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edsurvivor #edtreatment #anarecovery #miarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #healingjourney #getloud #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bopo #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #therapist #edrecoveryarmy #edfighter #bodypositivity #edclinic #eatingdisorderawareness
6 171 3 weeks ago
Life is full of twists and turns.
grace and pain.
love and loss.
one of the greatest gifts recovery has given me is the ability to move through my life - all the feelings that come about with all that life brings me - without having to turn on my body or turn on my relationship with food to cope.
instead recovery has taught me to feel it through.
feel all the feelings all the way through.
right through.
until they fade.
until they end.
then i can find closure.
and then i can feel resolved.
moving through is moving on.
it’s moving up.
you take flight yet again.
you fly!!
#transformationtuesday
#liftoff
#changeyourmindset
#recoveryispossible .
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#edwarrior #edfamily #edrecovery #eatingdisorder #eatingdisorderrecovery #edsurvivor #edtreatment #anarecovery #miarecovery #orthorexiarecovery #bingeeatingrecovery #womensupportingwomen #womenempoweringwomen #healingjourney #getloud #bodyconfidence #bodypositive #bopo #mentalhealthawareness #recovery #therapist #edrecoveryarmy #edfighter #bodypositivity #edclinic #eatingdisorderawareness
13 255 3 weeks ago