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Read the latest blogs on eating disorders. Written by our supporters, they cover real life experiences including recovery.

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How writing and the countryside saved me

The natural world has taught me about transience, how to appreciate each delicate thread of life’s vibrant tapestry, and to kno

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With recovery, I have experienced how it feels to fly

Like bees and every other living organism, I know deep down that I deserve to eat too, I deserve to care for myself.

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'I am Me'

Lauren chose to use her own experiences to produce something positive: a picture book about eating disorders!

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Sam's 'Tea and a Treat for Beat'

Sam got creative during the pandemic with his fundraising for the London Marathon!

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My skydive has helped me with recovery - it has reminded me what I am recovering for

Abi's skydive was postponed 5 times due to the pandemic, but it was certainly worth the wait!

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5 Things to Remember When You Want to Give Up

Recovery is wonderfully messy; making mistakes is all part of the process... Each stand you take against your eating disorder is another huge step toward recovery.

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‘Most have found the past year extremely hard’: Dave’s story

Aware of the challenges faced by those experiencing eating disorders during the pandemic, Beat fundraiser Dave has shown astounding resilience and creativity to raise money for Beat.

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Holly’s story: case study with a Bolster service user

Thanks to Bolster, Holly has a new lease of life and is stepping outside of her comfort zone.

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What happens when you start to feed your brain again?

You have to learn how to live again and, like with any lessons, you often have to fail to learn the best way or the right way...

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