The Middle of Recovery

recoverThe middle of recovery is a tough place to be.

You have made a lot of progress from where you were when you first chose to embrace recovery and leave your eating disorder behind you.

You have overcome many challenges and won many battles. Continue reading “The Middle of Recovery”

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Letters

A lot of people have said that they found writing a letter to their eating disorder was helpful for moving forwards in recovery.

And so I have decided that I will try that and see if it has a positive effect on how I move forwards. Continue reading “Letters”

Neurology and Anorexia

neurology anorexiaI listened to a podcast recently on a range of different health topics. One of the topics covered was quite interesting; it looked at the role of the brain in the development and perpetuation of anorexia. Continue reading “Neurology and Anorexia”

Book Review: A New Name

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A New Name: Grace and healing for anorexia by Emma Scrivener is an autobiographical account of Emma’s struggle with anorexia in her teens and again as a young adult. Continue reading “Book Review: A New Name”

Social Media

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Over the past few years social media has become hugely popular with a large number of the population. Across the whole world there are approximately three billion people who use some form of social media with over 500, 000 tweets and snaps being sent each minute. Continue reading “Social Media”

When life feels too much

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…. Trigger Warning ….

This is a topic that I want to write on, something I want to get out of my system and to share but I am very aware that what I am going to say will be upsetting, maybe slightly scary and possibly a bit graphic at times.

Hopefully this will help break some of the stigma around suicide and help others understand the issues around it a bit more.

Please don’t read this if you’re feeling vulnerable or really low.

If any of the things I write about in this post do affect you then please contact a friend or relative or get in contact with one of the numbers below:

Saneline: 0300 304 7000 (4:30 pm – 10:30pm every day)

The Samaritans: 116 123

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Continue reading “When life feels too much”

Change – slow but sure


When life is tough, when it seems like a struggle to face each day, when it seems like things are at their very worst then I have to take the effort to recall that I am in a better place than I was earlier this year, that it is tough but I have made a lot of progress. Continue reading “Change – slow but sure”