Give Yourself a Break

March 29, 2012

Today was a rather quiet day. I had been quite stressed in the last few days and I had been feeling uneasy and sick because of some things that are happening between a friend and myself. Tuesday was an especially bad day where I just felt abandoned and unwanted and, to be quite frank, treated […]

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What is Your TRUE Voice?

March 28, 2012

I was meeting a friend the other for a cup of coffe and we had the most interesting and thought-provoking conversation. We talked about society and women and the constant voice in our heads telling us food is bad, dieting is great and you have to wear a certain size in order to be beautiful. […]

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037 Fighting Anorexia – 21 Eating Disordered Sentences You Should Eliminate From Your Vocabulary

March 26, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | Download In this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share with you 21 sentences that you should stop saying forever. These sentences only hurt your self-esteem and are mostly simply wrong. The less you think and talk in those terms, the more you will strengthen your chances of full recovery. 1. […]

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036 Fighting Anorexia – Let us Celebrate a Milestone

March 24, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this special episode of Fighting Anorexia, I share with you my excitement of being in recovery for one year. I talk about the rough times, the amazing times and what I have learned and would like to share with you. Recovery is not easy. You will feel like s**t […]

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From darkness to light: My Recovery Anniversary

March 23, 2012

I am pacing back and force in our apartment, phone in had, waiting for the doctor to pick up. When he finally does, I beg, plead, cry wanting to have one more day at home, one more day of pretending I didn’t have to make a change. One more day of living with my anorexia, […]

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You are more than your Eating Disorder

March 22, 2012

I am currently reading Healing your Hungry Heart by Joanna Poppink and it has some really valuable and eye-opening passages in there. One thing that I found especially important to mention is the fact that, whatever eating disorder you have, your worth as a person does not depend on it. She goes on to explain […]

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A Girl Called Tim – The Story of a True Heroine

March 20, 2012

When my husband and I traveled to Australia last year, I reached out to my network of Australia friends and fellow eating disorder advocates in order to meet up. June Alexander was one of those who quickly said she’d love to chat and meet for a Long Black. In order to prepare for the meeting, […]

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035 Fighting Anorexia – Triggers

March 19, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about triggers that can push you to engage in unhealthy and eating disordered behavior. Triggers can be family members, yours scale, friends, food, pictures of yourself, magazines, the media and its messages, support groups, Pro Ana sites, pressures, jealousy, envy, comparisons, movies, […]

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Your Eating Disorder is to Blame, not You!

March 14, 2012

When you are in the midst of the war against your body, you often forget your true identity. As I have written before, eating disorders are vicious and tricky and they tend to take up your entire self. They make you believe that their thoughts, words and actions are yours and they are very, very […]

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034 Fighting Anorexia – Clothes and the Deathly Pride of looking Emaciated

March 12, 2012

Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadIn this episode of Fighting Anorexia, I talk about a question a received from a listener: How do I dress in order to stop getting all those pitying looks. I had a hard time coming up with an answer because this is such a tricky question, but it made me […]

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Ever felt misunderstood? Share your experience in ED says U said

March 9, 2012

This new book will explain The Language of Eating Disorders Co-authors: June Alexander and Cate Sangster Jessica Kingsley Publishers (UK). Release: Early 2013 Eating disorders are about much more than food. Anorexia, bulimia and binge eating disorder invade every aspect of a person’s thinking, sense of self, behavior and relationships. The impact goes beyond the […]

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How to Deal with other’s Expectations in Recovery

March 7, 2012

I have been feeling quite overwhelmed in the last few weeks. I have taken on a lot of work, have been blogging more than ever, trying to keep my inbox as clean as possible and preparing for a speech that I will have to give tomorrow. All of this has resulted in some sleepless nights, feelings of […]

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