What Recovery Day Means to Me: Shay


There are many lives and many paths to healing. I knew that I had found my path when I was able to fully accept and embrace all of myself and who I am as an individual.  

Hi, my name is Shay, and I’m a Recovery Ambassador Council member for ERC and Pathlight.  

Self-acceptance is not always an easy topic. Accepting the parts of myself that I was comfortable with in the beginning was easy. Accepting the parts of myself that I was not comfortable with, that was much harder, and that was the work of recovery for me.  

My hope for all of you this Eating Recovery Day, is that you can find self-acceptance and be able to embrace your whole self whatever that means for you and live your most authentic life. 


About Recovery Day  

On Recovery Day we celebrate the hard work of seeking recovery & mental health. Recovery Day’s theme, “Many Lives, Many Paths to Healing” allows each of us to celebrate where we are on our own mental health journey. Some of our paths feel barricaded by trees and roots, while others of us see more clear trail markers to our destination. And yet here we are to celebrate another year. The path of you. The path of me. The courage that it has taken to continue on this journey and those who have supported the path to recovery along the way.