Hi! My name is Sarah Speers. I'm a licensed therapist, certified energy worker, and Reiki Master. I'm a specialist in therapeutic energy work and healthy eating recovery for individuals who struggle with food, eating and their body or weight. I'm very open about the fact that I struggled with Bulimia for over 5 years, and that journey is what drives my commitment to help others who are suffering with disordered eating.
Still, I believe there is a difference in hearing about someone's struggle and seeing it. That's why I recently shared on my Instagram account before and after photos of when I was at my worst and where I am now.
The girl you see on the left who you know as the "therapist" and "healer" is not the girl I always was. There was a period in my life where I completely lost myself to an illness that destroyed my physical and mental health. That's the girl on the right She was so sad, depressed and unhappy. She hated herself and her life, which was consumed by obsessive thoughts about food and her body and compulsive eating behaviors. My binge/purge behaviors wreaked havoc on my body, my hormones, my hair and skin.
I share this because I think it's important for people to SEE the difference between then and now. Social media can make it look like life is all roses and rainbows. We forget that everyone has had their struggles, we just don’t always see it. The road to recovery to get from where I was then to where I am now was long and difficult. I suffered silently and alone due to shame and not knowing where to turn for help. I vowed to heal myself so that I could help others suffering like I did. My heart still aches for the girl in this other photo. I don't want anyone to suffer the way she did.
This is why I'm currently creating an online tribe, group and individual coaching programs and free resources to serve this community of women and men who are where I once was and are seeking help, support, information and tools to get from where you are to where you want to be- happy, healthy, whole and complete.