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Ditching Perfectionism

Over the past few months I have become an avid podcast listener. My favourite ones currently span the topics of science, design, general inquisitiveness and – inevitably – eating disorders. I’ve recently learned some very important things that have helped me stay on track during the anxious build-up to the huge life change that is …

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An Adult Anorexic

I penned this a couple of months ago, and given the recent research into the economic impacts of eating disorders (conducted by PwC – more info here http://www.b-eat.co.uk/latest/602-the-costs-of-eating-disorders-social-health-and-economic-impacts: ) it seems topical. My underlying opinion is that mental health needs to ‘catch up’ with physical health when it comes to consideration and provision in the workplace. …

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Thank you, Anorexia

You, ED, owe me. From now until the day I die, you are going to start working for me. Even when I have kicked you out; when you’re nothing but a distant memory, a story to tell; your time spent sharing my life path will be put to good use. To directly benefit me. I …

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A Good Weekend

I was so amazed at how pivotal and positive this weekend was that I felt the need to share it with other sufferers and recoverers, to instil hope in everyone. I’ll start by looking at how things could have been so different had this weekend happened six months ago. No point trying to dress it …

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You must do the thing you cannot do

This is an account of the point at which I went from chronic anorexia sufferer to recoverer. Unlike many stories that speak of a ‘switch’ clicking and catapulting them into a healthier existence, my story documents a far more ambling, extended journey. I hope it will speak to those who are struggling to enter proper …