I’m pleased to share my article in Martial Journal for the month of November: The Loneliness of Martial Arts and Eating Disorders.

Part of my journey to authenticity has been to share my mental health struggles in the hope of lightening my burden and lifting up others who feel lonely and lost. Eating disorders are taboo in both the athletic world and elsewhere. I often wonder if there are other people like me who have had an active eating disorder while practicing martial arts or if, like me now, are in active recovery. Does the expectation of a strong martial arts spirit hurt those who are struggling mentally?

This article shares my exploration into this topic and some tips on what to do if you are a martial artist and athlete dealing with this terrible mental illness.

To read, click here.

4 thoughts on “My Guest Post: The Loneliness of Martial Arts and Eating Disorders

  1. Mel,

    Just a heads up: for some reason, when I click on the link, it takes me right to the comments section instead of the article itself. Not a big deal (it’s easy enough to scroll back to the top), but I just wanted to let you know.

    I’ll be reading and commenting soon!


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