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Strength in vulnerability.

“Strength in vulnerability” Sound like opposites to you? I have lived my entire life holding this belief. With the sense that showing vulnerability was demonstrating weakness. How incorrect this belief is. From the wise words of Brenè Brown: “Vulnerability is the birthplace of love, belonging, joy,courage, empathy, and creativity. It is the source of hope, […]

OCD and anorexia…

OCD and eating disorders… Statistically people with eating disorders are more likely to experience co-morbid diagnoses, such as depression, obsessive compulsive disorder, anxiety, borderline personality disorder. There’s a lot of research investigating whether they are biologically, genetically connected. When I was six it used to take me almost three hours to go to bed. I […]

You are NOT your Eating Disorder…

You are not “anorexic, or insert ED” It’s never been you. You have experienced anorexia/ bulimia, BED It has been with you. I recently shared a post on instagram after hearing a person with an eating disorder referred to as their disorder. “They’re bulimic” It infuriated me. I wanted to remind that individual “they are […]

Please people stop it with the before and after pictures.

Before and after pictures are harmful on so many levels. Firstly you see the diet industry, so called “wellness” industry’s using pictures to market their false products. The premise of the so called before and after picture in this setting, suggests that image and weight is the marker of health. Which people, if you have […]

What we want to tell you about our eating disorders, but find hard…

Eating disorders are secretive, preoccupying and feel extremely shameful. They are rarely openly discussed and stigmatised. Below are things I would have never felt able to share with others before I found my voice in recovery. However I wish I had said them sooner to help you understand. Hopefully this might give voice to other’s […]

Fullness. Is not the enemy.

During recovery from an eating disorder you require at times “abnormally” large amounts of food. Makes sense when we have deprived ourselves for so long. When you start to eat again and repair the damage it requires energy. Food is that energy. I’m writing this because fullness was something I avoided at all cost in […]

Giving less F*cks

Giving less f*cks has been very important in my recovery. I feel giving less f*cks is liberating. I do not mean, I don’t care about anything. Far from. I have learned that giving too many f*cks is part of my problem. So learning what to get rid of in my giving a f*ck bucket has […]

Things to remember on a bad day in recovery..

Iv’e been in recovery some time now, I can’t have a bad day right? Sound like a familiar thought? Bad days happen, shit happens. Today, I was caught off guard. So I wanted to share for anyone else who had found themselves, feeling they “should be further than they are in recovery or should not […]

What is self compassion anyway?

Being unproductive is productive in eating disorder recovery “I have achieved nothing this weekend” This would have been completely unacceptable to me a few months ago. But learning being unproductive is actually productive to our mental health and recovery. This nuance has been a huge step forwards for me. I still found it uncomfortable i’m […]

Relationships in eating disorder recovery..

For anyone in a relationship with someone with or recovering from an eating disorder it can feel like there’s a third wheel in the relationship. This is hard. Quite often the person you fell in love with disappears before your eyes. Quite literally at times. Eating disorders change our personality’s. Often we are very good […]

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