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What even is recovery?

Recovery... Everyone is always told “to choose recovery” but we are never told exactly how to achieve this or what this even really means.

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Refocus Your Thinking on Food, Body and Mind

Recovery is a long road. Sometimes there will be bumps and hills and the occasional spiral, but you learn to make yourself stronger each time you are set back.

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Only in the process of recovery did I discover who I was.

Any recovery takes time. There’s no set pace or step-by-step guide and everyone will have a different experience going through recovery.

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Eat or be eaten: I consume food so it doesn’t consume me.

On the surface, I do ABSOLUTELY NOTHING – no full-time job, no university studies, no running, no dance classes, no responsibilities. I can lounge around all day, take nap after nap and am not expected to be ‘productive’.

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Recovery has been my Rebirth

It is incredibly difficult to say those three words within your own mind, let alone unleashing them aloud: I need help.

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There’s no shame here

We live in a world where our society defines us. A world where we must look perfect and act perfect to fit in. But what is perfect? What is normal?

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When the Choice to Recover Comes From Within

Eight years of suffering from an eating disorder. Almost eight years spent in utter denial over the fact anything was wrong. Even in the darkest times spent as an inpatient in hospital never once did I use the “a word” because that was something other people struggled with.

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Rebuilding relationships

I suffered from an eating disorder from the age of 12 to 22 and throughout this time and in the years after, I experienced social isolation and loneliness in many forms.

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Recovery: it’s never too late

I have always thought of myself as a very logical, objective person. But looking at the person that anorexia has made me become, I couldn’t be any further from that.

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You do not need to be underweight to have an eating disorder

An eating disorder is not about an extremely low Body Mass Index (BMI) or an emaciated figure, and even though this is how it ended up for me it makes me wonder, now I am on the road to recovery, if my road could have been different.

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Recognising relapse: my personal and professional perspective

What I can tell you about my experience of the early stages of relapse I hope will be helpful to friends/family/colleagues and employers and people in recovery, to make helpful choices and not ones that mirror the eating disorder anxiety and control.

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Aim for progress, not perfection

I soon learned that rushing recovery was one thing that was stopping me from recovering. I was trying to be not only perfect within anorexia but also to have a perfect recovery – both unreachable goals.

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