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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Facing Christmas With An Eating Disorder

“Christmas”…. one little word that can strike sheer terror and deep nostalgic sadness into the heart of anyone with an eating disorder.   A time of year, those of us with eating disorders long to enjoy in the carefree and relaxed way people around us do and in the way we did before we became […]

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

Breaking Compulsive Exercise And Movement

Let me talk a bit more about compulsive exercise and movement with an eating disorder and in recovery because it is not spoken about as much as it should be, yet it is a key factor in keeping many of us sick and rarely addressed sufficiently in treatment. Why it is not addressed more in […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Other Eating Disorder Behaviours Recovery Rewiring

A Hairdresser Trip Is A Big Deal With An Eating Disorder!

Today, I went to the hairdresser! To anyone reading this who doesn’t have an eating disorder, you will be thinking, ‘what’s the big deal?’. But I think a lot of you who have this illness will know why this is noteworthy. How many of us with eating disorders put off or just don’t go to […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

A Recovery Break Through

What a difference one week can make. This time last week I was an emotional wreck. I had hit a recovery wall. I felt very lost, confused & overwhelmed. I was convinced I would not recover. I was very low. Last Friday evening my anxiety & distress peaked & I had my first (& I […]

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Anxiety In Recovery Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Rigid Routines

It has been an odd day today… I arranged to go and visit my grandparents who are in their 90s this morning and it was important to me to see them and spend time with them. However, I was caught by surprise at the level of anxiety this simple trip caused me… The anxiety too […]