anxiety

eating disorders: the ultimate gaslighter

eating disorders: the ultimate gaslighter

Gaslighting refers to when someone – intentionally or not- manipulates your perceptions of reality. It’s a horrific form of emotional and psychological abuse and is overlooked because gaslighting is often done by people we know, trust, and love. The internal

relentless health anxiety in eating disorder recovery: a paradox

relentless health anxiety in eating disorder recovery: a paradox

There’s a terrible irony in wanting and expecting more from lessening. In the case of my eating disorder, making myself smaller to lessen my presence and decrease the amount of space I occupied, disguised itself as a solution to avoid

a dual perspective on social activism in the face of mental illness

a dual perspective on social activism in the face of mental illness

We believe in the importance of a dual perspective when highlighting voices in eating disorder recovery. Whether you’re the carer or the person in recovery, it is important to cultivate a dynamic dialogue to ensure both voices are heard. We’ve

musings on fear vs. self-fulfilling prophecies in eating disorder recovery

musings on fear vs. self-fulfilling prophecies in eating disorder recovery

Like many people with eating disorders, I focus a lot on numbers and create irrational associations with what might happen to me if I reach a certain weight. At this point in recovery, I’m still experiencing disproportionate sensations of fullness,

update from treatment

update from treatment

Hello! It feels like it has been so long since I’ve logged into our blog, but really it’s only been 6 days. I’m reminding myself that the first week of treatment always feels like the longest. I don’t have a