• Toolbox

    So your treatment team tells you you have all the tools. So you just don't use them. Have they checked your toolbox lately? No, they haven't. They mean well, but if they looked closer, they'd see that it's rusted shut, and you're searching for answers on how to open it and use what's actually inside. Maybe the tools are obsolete. Maybe they've been stolen. You're not sure anymore--you haven't looked inside for so long. No ...

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    Tags:
    anxiety,
    depression,
    eating disorder,
    #Recovery
  • Hope in the storm

    Overcoming the Power of numbers. Today, I let myself down, I step back on the scale and seen those numbers, those numbers which drive me deeper into illness. I have managed to refrain from doing this myself as I know it becomes a game and already just thinking of attending this makes my eating disorder mind take over the progress I am making in recovery- and I know this is very little and not been ...

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    Tags:
    eating disorder,
    Hope
  • Challenging my disordered thoughts

    I never realized how deeply involved I was in my eating disorder until I started recovery. It was a very harsh realization to accept I was no longer in control of it and that what I was doing was actually causing me serious physical harm. Accepting the problem was real was the first practical step towards recovery. I began to challenge my thoughts and try identify if they were as a result of disordered thinking ...

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    Tags:
    acceptance,
    taking control,
    reflection,
    eating disorder,
    anorexia
  • The 3 C's of Eating Disorder Recovery

    The 3C's of Eating Disorder Recovery No-one ever chooses to have an eating disorder; however, there are choices still available to you. For me, recovery is about empowering yourself, rather than empowering your eating disorder. The first stage of this empowerment involves separating your voice from the voice of Ed. Many of you will experience this via the internal argument that goes on between your voice and the voice of Ed. The internal dialogue between ...

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    Tags:
    mental health,
    recovery,
    eating disorder,
    change
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