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Anxiety In Recovery Emotion Motivation Recovery Restriction

‘Commitment’ To Recovery – What Does It Mean?

Very often nowadays, you will hear people say, ‘I am committing to my recovery‘ or recovery coaches might say, ‘you have to commit!‘… And it sounds great doesn’t it? It sounds wonderful. To be committed to the process and committed to our recovered selves… But what does it really mean when we talk about commitment […]

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Brain Health Emotion Motivation Recovery Rewiring

Brain Science Proves Gratitude Matters!

In the past, whenever people have suggested I might like to practice daily ‘gratitude’ – perhaps in a nice journal or using some other method, externally I might have smiled and nodded, while inside I was thinking, ‘f**k off’. ‘Practicing gratitude’ to me sounded hippy, woo woo and quite frankly, when you are miserable living […]

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

Eating Disorder Recovery – Reset From Zero To HERO!!!

Many of us with an eating disorder are told (probably because it is true) that we have very black and white thinking. I do not believe that the black and white mindset is a pre-existing ‘personality trait’ of a person with an eating disorder, which some ‘professionals’ might try to persuade us is the case, […]

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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 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 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 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 […]

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Fear Foods Lower Level Movement / Exercise Motivation Recovery Rewiring Weight Changes

Reflecting On My Eating Disorder Recovery So Far

I recently published my 200th blog post on this website…  and I started writing these posts when I was at the start of this eating disorder recovery attempt – a time that feels a long time ago in many ways and yet also like it was yesterday.  In fact, it was about 6 months ago! […]

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Emotion Motivation Recovery

Feeling Grateful And Lucky In Recovery

Throughout this eating disorder recovery journey so far, I have been through a range of emotions, of which many have not been hugely positive…  But now there are days when I actually start to not just feel positive emotions, but I have felt relief, gratitude and actually a bit lucky. Over the past few months […]