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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Motivation Recovery

How To Recover? Trust Your Gut Instincts!!

There are many things common to most of us with an eating disorder but one of these is that we spend so much time (too much time!) seeking and let’s be honest, arguing over, the ‘right way’ to do recovery. Do we go ‘all in’ (I hate that term)?  Do we follow a meal plan? […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Brain Health Emotion Recovery Rewiring

Tolerating Uncertainty In Eating Disorder Recovery

As humans, our brains are hardwired to dislike uncertainty in any aspect of our lives and I find this an interesting topic and particularly relevant here as the ability to tolerate uncertainty is key in eating disorder recovery. Every human brain loves certainty. Our basic survival brain perceives uncertainty as a danger and so it […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Brain Health Emotion

Managing Brain Health During The Coronavirus Pandemic

***This is a general post aimed at absolutely anyone who owns a brain, not just people with eating disorders!!*** Having recently started a course on neuroscience and brain health – I may be writing a bit more on this in the coming weeks. I find the brain absolutely fascinating.  It is the most important organ […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Recovery Rewiring

Compulsive Exercise And Movement During ‘Lockdown’ or Self Isolation – An Opportunity!

A couple of days ago I wrote a post about the Covid-19 pandemic that is sweeping the globe and the impact it might be having on those with eating disorders.  That post included my more general thoughts about how difficult this period of time can be for someone with an eating disorder but that it […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Recovery

Covid-19 And Eating Disorder Recovery

Up until now I have resisted writing much about the Covid-19 pandemic sweeping the world but it has reached a point that it is impacting on all of us across the globe and impossible to ignore. I actually feel lucky in many ways to have reached the stage of recovery I have as I know […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Putting Eating Disorder Recovery Back On Top!

I have recently made a really tough decision – perhaps idiotic, perhaps wise, maybe brave, possibly cowardly…. whatever it is, it was very very hard to make and then to put the necessary wheels into motion. And I want to share my current decision and situation, to be real and to show that recovery is […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Emotion Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring Weight Changes

Things I Wish I Had Known When I First Developed Anorexia….

When I first became ill with anorexia nervosa, I was a 27 year old woman who had never had any form of disordered eating, history of dieting or weight manipulation and I was at a stage in my life where I felt happy and settled.  Therefore finding myself with a severe eating disorder was a […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Motivation Recovery Rewiring Weight Changes

Eating Disorder Recovery – “Tell Me How To Recover!!”

How many times did I seek the magic answer to eating disorder recovery over my years of illness? How many times have I been asked the question or asked it myself of others, ‘…but HOW?!?’. “But HOW do I eat more / rest more / stop my weird and not so wonderful eating disorder behaviours […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Eating Disorder Treatment Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Stop Delaying – Eating Disorder Recovery Will Never Feel OK!!

This morning I woke up to the best message ever in my inbox… a message from another woman, of a similar age to me, who has had anorexia for years, telling me, “Today is the day… I am doing it!!”. … Yes, after a turbulent few days of indecision she is taking the terrifying and […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Rewiring

The Little Rules And Behaviours

An eating disorder can keep us trapped for years and over those years we develop brains  that are hard wired to think and make us act in certain ways…  A brain that has developed disordered and often completely screwed up ways of thinking about food, exercise and weight.  But also, often a brain that is […]