12 Views on Recovery that you should read today

February 29, 2012

The month of February was all about Pro Recovery for me and 11 other bloggers in the eating disorder and body image field. We made it our mission to spread motivational messages, hope and compelling reasons for taking on the hard struggle of recovery all over the web. The turnout has been more than great […]

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032 Fighting Anorexia – Exercise

February 27, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about a topic that is extremely important in eating disorder recovery: exercise. Overexercising is very common when you have an eating disorder and it can destroy your body and your life. I share with you my story of overexercising and give […]

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Listen to yourself

February 24, 2012

This week, I made a major mistake. Well, it wasn’t really only this week, but the entire process started a few months ago. You see, when I was fired by Starbucks in September because of my bike accident, they told me that they would always be happy to employ me again. My boss had been […]

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Pro Recovery Quotes and Mantras

February 20, 2012

In order to kick off the Eating Disorder Awareness Week and to build on more pillar for our recovery project, I asked for recovery quotes and personal mantras on twitter and on my email list. We all need a splash of positivity, some sympathy and a lot of motivation in our daily struggle and I […]

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031 Fighting Anorexia – Loving and taking care of Yourself

February 20, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about the important topics of self-love and taking care of yourself. Some suggestions on taking care of yourself: Meditate Take a walk, enjoy your surroundings Unplug for a week: no emails, no social media Read a book; create a romantic atmosphere […]

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A homage to recovery

February 15, 2012

Why should you even care to recover? When the first thoughts of recovery started to occupy my mind back in late fall 2010, this questions was constantly going through my head. I still saw the life I led as too good to give up. Why should I throw everything away, leave my husband for months […]

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030 Fighting Anorexia – The Importance of a good Support System

February 13, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about  the importance of a good support system. Why do you need a support system? You simply cannot do it alone, especially if you are deeply engaged in your eating disorder behaviors and your mind is still playing tricks with you. […]

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Your body does not have to be your enemy

February 9, 2012

Living with a body that you cannot tolerate is miserable. I know what I am talking about. For most of my life, I went through my days hating my body. I constantly thought about its weaknesses, dwelling on the fact that I wanted to look like this girl in school or that girl in dancing […]

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029 Fighting Anorexia – Going back to Work

February 7, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about going back to work after having been in recovery for a while. Even if you are not recovered yet, but feel better and ready to take on a new project, this topic is designed for you. I did not want this […]

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Pro Recovery Project

February 1, 2012

Recovery is hard and sometimes, when every day is painful, we can lose sight of why we are even trying to get out of this vicious circle. Giving in often seems easier than continuing to walk on the path towards a free life. Sometimes we need someone who can open our eyes to the beauty […]

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028 Fighting Anorexia – Conversations with your Eating Disorder

January 30, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, we are going to talk about having a conversation with your eating disorder voice. What is your eating disorder voice? It is that part of your mind that is sick and that tells you to engage in unhealthy and disordered habits. It […]

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To eat or not to eat

January 27, 2012

We all know those days when we simply cannot focus. Our thoughts are scattered, every word we write seems wrong and we just cannot focus on our day’s work. And at the end of the day we have managed to achieve very little, at best. When a part of your brain called Annerexia deliberately tries […]

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