Our Mission is to provide practical online and face-to-face eating disorder recovery support services which are affordable, innovative, and personalized for individual needs.
How it all began...Kristie's story
The idea for Recovered Living came from Kristie's personal experience with recovery. She spent 7 months in America being treated for her eating disorder at Monte Nido & Affiliates.After returning home, the gap between being immersed in a recovery community and being in her old environment was a huge shock. She lived in a remote location and had no access to professional face-to-face support. Kristie bridged the gap by skyping with a therapist, consulting with a dietician via email and enlisting her friends for online meal support. Eventually she realized; so long as she had my laptop - there was literally a team at her fingertips. Time and again she heard stories of relapse, insurance cuts and deaths as a result of this pervasive illness. She thought to herself, imagine if professional online support was available to people all over the world!
Kristie is gathering a team of Recovered individuals who are able to support you, no matter where you are.
Welcome to this place, where Kristie recovered, others recovered, and you can too.
Meet Our Team
Founder, Recovery Coach
Masters of Counselling
Certified Life Coach, Eating Psychology Coach
Interesting fact: Kristie is almost competent in riding a unicycle. Almost.
Bachelor of Psychology
Masters in Marriage & Family Therapy
Interesting fact: Jenny has been in several bands...one which had a song go viral on Spotify!
What people are saying about Recovered Living...
"The progress I have made so far proves that once you finally give that permission to your body, you gradually learn to give that permission to your soul."
"Working with someone that has walked the path before me meant I always felt safe and comfortable to open up about my struggles."
"It is incredibly helpful to talk with someone who understands how my mind works and what is truly going on in my head, sometimes even better than I do."
"I would recommend Kristie to anyone who is in recovery from an eating disorder."
"This experience has provided me with the compassion and tools that I have needed to continue to strive towards recovery."
"Recovery Coaching helped me become more aware of when my anxiety was building, which made me much more capable and willing to reach out when I needed it the most."
"When you have faced your biggest demons and stood up to those of your society as well - in the fight for a full and authentic life - you have overcome the hardest challenge of all."
"Knowing that someone recovered has been through the suffering and made it out healthy and happy is something that has grounded me throughout my recovery."
"Having that support from someone who understands and has been in your shoes makes you feel like you're not alone."
"Eating with people who had recovered, helped me change my disordered thoughts into healthy ones."
"The experience of sharing meal times together has helped me deal with all the feelings and emotions that go along with it."
"Meal support helped me work through some unhealthy rituals I'd tried to let go of but could not have broken without having someone to be accountable to."
"I have been able to eat fear foods while having support and have been able to talk about how I feel during and after eating food."
"I got support thinking creatively in approaching and not avoiding challenges."
"I got advice, support with problem shooting, and I had someone to turn to when I needed help."
"Today I know that whatever my natural size is, it deserves the space it naturally claims in this world."
"I gained insight and a new perspective into years of unhealthy behaviors that I was motivated to change but didn't know how."
"Without their advice, recovery after inpatient treatment would have been so much more difficult."
"Working with a mentor who is recovered allows for a therapeutic experience that goes far below the surface of an eating disorder."
You cannot tell someone's level of health by the size or shape of their body.
We do not believe in 'managing' your eating disorder behaviors. We believe in recovering fully from your eating disorder.
Recovering fully is not just about recovering your relationship with food, it is about recovering your relationship with life.
That recovery might just be the hardest thing you've ever done in your life.
It will be worth it.
What is Recovery?
We align with Carolyn Costin's definition of recovery in her book; 8 Keys to Recovery From an Eating Disorder;
"Being Recovered is when a person can accept his or her natural body size and shape and no longer has a self-destructive relationship with food or exercise. When you are recovered, food and weight take a proper perspective in your life, and what you weigh is not more important than who you are; in fact, actual numbers are of little or no importance at all. When recovered, you will not compromise your health or betray your soul to look a certain way, wear a certain size, or reach a certain number on a scale. When you are recovered, you do not use eating disorder behaviors to deal with, distract from, or cope with other problems."
Why Choose Us?
We think we're pretty special.
This is why we are different…and how we are making a difference.
care about your recovery.
seven days a week in selected timezones.
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For clients with financial concerns,
we offer fees on a sliding scale.
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We help you do it.
We’ve been there. We get it.
We recovered. So can you.