020 Fighting Anorexia – Is Honesty the Key to Recovery?

by Anne-Sophie

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In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about the way that being honest with myself helped me take the necessary and hardest steps in my journey to health.

I honestly believe that being honest with myself has been the key to recovery. Until I stopped lying to myself, I could not truly heal my broken soul.

No matter where you are in the process of recovery, you should do everything that is possible for you right now and be honest to yourself. Honesty cannot be overrated.

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Nathalie C. Bagnoud December 7, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Anne-Sohie, I think all of your podcast episodes are great and very helpful – largely because you are so authentic. But being authentic requires to be very honest – first and foremost to oneself. Thank you very much for sharing your thoughts and experiences. I really hope that a lot of sufferers as well as friends and relatives of sufferers listen to this episode as I think honesty is one of the most important parts in our lives. Unfortunately, lying is one of the things most eating disorder sufferers are becoming perfect at over time because that little voice in our heads makes us believe that we are alone anyway, that other people keep lying to us too, that we cannot trust anybody, and that lying to others was thus our best option. This is so not true, and again, I hope that a lot of people listen to your important sharing about the importance of honesty – whether we are sick or not – being honest is never wrong.

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Anne-Sophie December 10, 2011 at 1:34 am

Nathalie, thank you for your comment. I couldn’t agree more with what you are saying. I believe that since lying is such a huge part of our lives that we have to become very conscious of this fact. And that is the hardest part. However, once you have figured it out, I believe that the road to recovery is so much easier.

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Joyfulmomlea December 11, 2011 at 2:16 am

Just listened to this. I love this. Honesty is the key to anything we struggle with. Thank you for sharing your heart with us.

I’m so proud of you & the change I have seen in your life over the last 5 years!
Hugs,
Lea
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Anne-Sophie December 11, 2011 at 4:20 am

Lea, how right you are. When we start being honest with ourselves, so many closed doors suddenly start to open. Even if we have a setback, it is essential to stay true to ourselves and then move on.
Thank you, Lea, for having been there every step of my way. Love you!

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melissa bennett dyet December 13, 2011 at 1:44 pm

ANNE…WOULD YOU PLEASE SEND ME A MSG WHEN YOU HAVE TIME…HUGS…MELISSA XXX

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Anne-Sophie December 14, 2011 at 9:05 am

Sweet Melissa, yes, I will message you as soon as we are back home. We leave Bali tomorrow. xoxo

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melissa bennett dyet December 14, 2011 at 9:50 am

I cant wait to vide chat ok…lm always thinking of you….love Melissaxx

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melissa bennett dyet December 14, 2011 at 10:17 am

Hugs Anne-Sophie…mxxx

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Birke June 26, 2012 at 4:51 pm

Your remark that “we’re having such a good time … but honestly, we’re dying inside” deeply touched me as it’s exactly what I have personally experienced. I always wanted to be independent – and especially wanted to showoff my independence since I regarded this as signs of being strong and grown-up. So when I went abroad and felt awful, I still pretended to have “a good time;” it was impossible for me to admit my problems. Only in the very end of my stay did I admit my problems – and oh had I done so earlier already! My decision showed me that honesty isn’t frailty at all but power. It relieved my own conscience and intensified my relationships to certain people, giving me a shoulder to lean on and helping me to cope with my problems.

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Anne-Sophie June 30, 2012 at 2:30 pm

Dear Birke, thank you again so much for commenting. I am so proud of you for having been able to “break through” those barriers and have experienced positive feedback and changes. The more we break free the more love we feel, both from ourselves and others.

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