Looking back

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These couple of months has been very busy in terms of birthdays for me: no, I don’t have multiple birthdays! However many of my friends have theirs. Of course, the obligatory gesture to do on a birthday nowadays is to find the most embarrassing photos of your bestie (usually when they were much younger!) and post them on social media.

When I was digging through my phone, I came across photos of myself when I was very unwell with my eating ...

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I’m still me, I’ve just been absent for a while

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There was a time when I didn’t even know what an eating disorder was, I mean really truly understood. I think the limitations of my understanding went as far as to say you didn’t eat and got really thin. Well even that’s wrong isn’t it? Because eating disorders are not just anorexia. There’s bulimia, binge eating disorder, eating disorders not otherwise specified… and more. Thinking back I can even remember making a joke about anorexia. Sadly now, I can’t imagine ...

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Honesty and Trust

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Health, Honesty and Trust in Recovery

 

No- it’s a negative word. No one really likes the word ‘no’. There’s zero positivity in it. You hardly ever ask a question when you want the answer to be ‘no’.

What do you feel when you hear ‘no’? Frustration? Anger? Disappointment? Upset? ‘No’ is never really a pleasant response to receive.

However, at some point we all have to hear that two-lettered literary let down and in recovery, ...

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Freedom

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“You were born to dance to the beat of your own heart; to roam without cages; with the innocence of a child, and the free spirit of untamed horses; I hope you laugh without stopping, live with abandon, and love that’s all there is; stay wild!”

When I look back to childhood, I can remember running down a hill like my legs were going to give way, I can remember laughing so hard I nearly threw up, ...

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Christmas… What is it all about?

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Christmas isn’t all about food

Christmas is considered one of the best times of the year: family, presents, love, laughter, joy and- like most other large social occasions- food. For individuals with eating disorders, that last part is particularly hard to deal with. The worries and anxieties whirl round the entire day, making it quite difficult to enjoy. Unfortunately, for the past couple of years this has been the case for me but this year I am ...

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Finding comfort in your own skin.

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Finding comfort in your own skin.

Your skin holds a lot. It holds a couple more layers of skin, then some muscles, blood, bones and your organs.

Sometimes I feel like it holds a lot more, like your own likes, dislikes, your personality and who you are as a person.

I have a tendency of forgetting this most days.

There’s a small belief that if we don’t wear makeup, don’t play with our hair ...

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Telling your friends

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Unfortunately, eating disorders are still a taboo subject in today’s times. Like most mental illnesses, people feel uncomfortable talking about them which is making it increasingly harder for people to reach out for help or tell people about their struggles. It can be embarrassing, or you may worry about how the people you open up to may react, or you simply don’t know how. It’s hard- hard for everybody- but it’s possible.

Telling your friends can be one of the best things ...

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Brave

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What is brave
When you feel so small
What is brave
When you hit a wall
What is brave when you hit a mountain
One that’s been there for days
(You’ve been counting)
What is brave
When darkness weighs out light
What is brave
When you can’t get through the fight
Brave is you
So stand up tall
Brave is standing up
Even when you fall
Brave is your inner strength
It’s a good place to start
Brave is remembering
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Please, just be there

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Some things just do not need to be said.

 

When you meet me and it may have been a while, please don’t tell me I am looking well, that I look healthy, less gaunt or bluntly state that you are no longer afraid for my wellbeing. You may think your comment is positive, that I too am happy (or should be happy) with the physical appearance on which you comment on so readily. The truth is that I am not. Not ...

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24 Hours

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I think we can all relate to this: you wake up one morning-tired-and slump out of bed. You go through your morning routine feeling drained (despite having a decent sleep) just wishing you didn’t have to do today. The day is bright, have no stressful plans and you’ve been fine all week; yet you feel….. off?

You sit down to get your breakfast when suddenly you are overcome by old thoughts and feelings that you haven’t had for a while. ‘Why ...

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