With this eating disorder and in recovery there are so many times I have wanted to give up… When the illness felt too much to keep living with, the process of recovery too hard and too impossible and the hope of anything different felt out of reach. But somehow I held on. Despite some […]
Having survived a few storms lately and being aware that some of you are in the thick of one now, I thought this quote appropriate and I was reflecting more on it. There have been times in this illness and now in recovery, when darkness has descended on me. Sadness, despair, loss of hope, distress […]
Release your inner unicorn!! 🦄 One thing we are often told with an eating disorder is that we are not the unicorn when it comes to this illness & recovery… This partly refers to the symptoms we get – the bizarre thought patterns, the compulsions & behaviours that we all think we are the only […]
“When you’re lost in those woods, it sometimes takes you a while to realize that you are lost. For the longest time, you can convince yourself that you’ve just wandered off the path, that you’ll find your way back to the trailhead any moment now. Then night falls again and again, and you still have […]
What brave (or mad!) change can you make today? It doesn’t have to be ground breaking. It doesn’t have to be Instagram worthy cake, burgers or ‘all in’ claims.. It could be a small change to your routine, a change to how you eat or where, adding milk to tea which you normally avoid, sitting […]
Break every rule!!! How many times if you have an eating disorder has the automatic response, before you even know it’s happened, to an offering of food been a firm,“No, thank you!”…?? Is it time to actually piss off that side of your brain and when offered cake say, “yes please… and double helpings!!!”… Show […]
Have you ever felt like reaching a full recovery is impossible???Perhaps you can believe it of others but not yourself? Life within the grips of an eating disorder is confusing, overwhelming and frightening but finding a way out is equally mystifying at times and can in dark moments feel impossible. Understanding what life recovered might […]
Every day… actually every new moment of each day is an opportunity to make things better. In recovery or with any mental illness it is a day by day or often hour by hour rollercoaster and at times the anguish, pain, tears and frustration can be overwhelming and intense. However, nothing in life stays the […]
What would Julia Child say to today’s diet culture obsessed world?This is one woman who had the best attitude to food!!!
What pushed you from wanting to recover to taking action to recover?Did you feel completely broken to pieces and therefore in need of rebuilding yourself inside and out?I know I reached that point but I also know the difficult process of recovery will be worth it!