Welcome to Fueled and Freed! I am Delaney, Certified Eating Disorder Recovery Coach and owner of Fueled and Freed.
I am certified through Recovery Love and Care University. RLC University is a rigorous and intensive course that covers the complex care and attention that those struggling with eating disorders deserve. I am trained in trauma-informed care, neural rewiring, and ethical and collaborative care. Additionally, I am Health at Every Size and Intuitive Eating informed. The care that I provide is aligned with these principles.
Now that we’ve established all the technical stuff, let me introduce myself on a more personal level.
My ED Recovery Journey
I, myself, am an ED recovery warrior. By that, I mean that I consider myself recoverED from my Eating Disorder.
Prior to my recovery, I was stuck in a life consumed by disordered food, body, and exercise thoughts and behaviors. For so long, I was not even aware of how much my eating disorder was limiting my life. Happiness, joy, bliss, spontaneity, and FREEDOM were all missing from my life.
Now, on the other side of recovery, I feel free in my life again. Not a day goes by that I don’t feel thankful for making the decision to get help in my recovery. Through my journey, I uncovered so many new parts of myself that I did not know before. I’ve come out stronger, more resilient, and more confident than ever. My recovery helped me find my voice and, above all, my own recovery helped me discover my passion.
When my greatest pain became my greatest passion, I knew I had found my purpose in life.
Within my own recovery, I remember feeling so alone. I had people around me, but still, I felt misunderstood, lonely, and isolated. As an Eating Disorder Recovery Coach, it is my #1 goal to help relieve my clients of that loneliness.
With me, you have a person. You have a safe space. You have support.
As a coach, I want to ensure that I can help those struggling feel less alone. Because, no matter how it may feel, you are never alone.
You are seen, you are heard, you are important, you are valid, and you can get through this.
My Core Values
If you choose to entrust me as your coach, core values are something we will talk about often in our sessions. Here are some of mine:
- Full Inclusivity
I want Fueled and Freed to be a place where you feel safe, regardless of your identity, background, body type, etc. I strongly believe that we are all worthy of love, kindness, care, and respect. At Fueled and Freed, you belong.
My Eating Disorder Recovery Beliefs
There are many contrasting views on eating disorder recovery. Some believe that being “recovered” is not possible and that, rather, recovery is a life-long journey. On the other hand, others stand firm that being fully “recovered” is very much a possibility. Both of these stances are valid and I appreciate the viewpoints on both ends of the argument.
At Fueled and Freed, I tend to reside somewhere in the middle.
I wholeheartedly believe that with the right support, commitment, and actions, full recovery is possible. (Yes, even for you!)
However, I do not think that recovery is a linear process to a final destination of being “recovered”.
Recovery is a consistent commitment.
I believe that to be recoverED, one must fully commit to recovery every day. (Don’t feel defeated here! Let me finish…)
This is not to say that it will feel this difficult forever.
If you put in the work, recovery will not feel like a daily task. Those harsh voices in your mind will quiet. But, even still, you must remain committed to recovery.
As someone on the other side of their ED, my commitment to recovery no longer consists of actively battling disordered thoughts. Now, I fuel my recovery through routine self-care, full honesty with myself, and deep introspective check-ins. That is how I choose recovery today.
Through coaching, I can help fuel you with the right tools to achieve the full recovery freedom you deserve – fueled and freed, remember? That’s our goal. 😉
More About Me
Here are some of the things that make me ME! Do we have anything in common?