Episode 51: I Haven't Shaved in Six Weeks

Featuring Lindsey Hall

Call it what you want: an escape, a road trip, a vacation, a getaway. Travel is, literally, a common vehicle for those looking to disconnect, reflect, and recover.

But that’s the version of recovery and travel that’s tied up neatly with a bow. The reality is that, in the face of grief, trauma-- or in Lindsey Hall’s case: an eating disorder-- there is usually a lot of healing that needs to happen first before travel is even an option.

While the road to recovery can sometimes be found on an actual road, it’s a fairly romantic notion that it’s that simple. There’s usually a lot of work that needs to happen first. But that’s the thing about travel: it can be a big motivator.

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In this episode, you'll hear:

  • The career Lindsey Hall took from an office to a remote job

  • Lindsey shares her story of navigating her eating disorder

  • Why she named her blog “I Haven’t Shaved in Six Weeks”

  • The way travel both frees and challenges her

  • What it’s like to share so honestly about eating disorders online

  • Her dream project, Recovery on the Road

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