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Can you recover without help?

If you’re smashing your recovery then there’s no need to read this post.If, however, you’re struggling big time and nothing seems to be working…. then keep on reading.I’m going to be brave and ask the uncomfortable question:Are you hoping to get what you need for recovery by reading posts like these and watching YouTube videos?Look, no judgement… Continue reading Can you recover without help?

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Arrrrgh! What do I still need to learn damnit!?

"Nothing ever goes away until it has taught us what we need to know.”Pema Chödrön said that. And the first time I heard it I felt like screaming! "What don't I bloodie know!?"I’d tried a thousand times to recover to no avail. Therapists, meal plans, OA, kinesiology, psyllium, psilocybin - nothing worked.  "What do I still need to learn… Continue reading Arrrrgh! What do I still need to learn damnit!?

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Forget Not Bingeing Or Purging…Focus On This Instead.

If you could choose only ONE thing to focus on in the early days of bulimia recovery what would it be?Yes, abstinence from bingeing or purging is important. But focussing on those two things is akin to taking a pill for the pain - it deals with the symptoms, not the cause. There is ONE… Continue reading Forget Not Bingeing Or Purging…Focus On This Instead.

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6 Success Principles For ED Recovery (and everything else)

Yesterday we chatted about how repeated 'failures' around food, weight and bulimia recovery, will erode your confidence and can paralyse you from trying again.  It's no different to having your heart trampled on in a nasty break up.  You'd be forgiven for not wanting to rush out and take a chance on love again.  Well,… Continue reading 6 Success Principles For ED Recovery (and everything else)

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You Haven’t Failed At Bulimia Recovery

It's time to take down the second biggest obstacle to long lasting recovery from bulimia or binge eating: Fear of Failing (again!) "I'd be mortified if this was just another thing that didn't work" I hear this, or a version of this all the time.  I also hear, "I'm a failed anorexic"  If fear of… Continue reading You Haven’t Failed At Bulimia Recovery

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It’s like I’m possessed! Once I start I don’t stop.

"I go into a zone where I just say screw the scale, I’m going to eat. And nothing can stop me."  This feeling of being both IN control ("I'll do what I want") and OUT of control ("OMG, what the hell am I doing!?") at the same time, was the story of my life for twenty… Continue reading It’s like I’m possessed! Once I start I don’t stop.