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Rach’s powerful post on her struggle with anorexia and her journey through recovery This is a story about a girl who nearly lost the person she was to an illness that wanted her dead. Nobody understood her; she was bullied by her own friends and called ugly by a boy at school; she felt like she didn’t fit in anywhere nor was she clever enough. She wanted to be invisible so nobody could pick...
A - Z of positivity
Rach’s A-Z list from World Mental Health Day: A = Accept your body B = Be who you are C = Cultivate a healthy environment D = Dive into self-love E = Embrace your abilities F = Forget about comparisons G= Get moving! H = Have hope for the future I = Indulge in what you love J = Join something fun K = Keep thinking positively L = Let go of your past M = Motivate yourself N = Never say never O...
It is hard to be motivated sometimes, especially when you’re really trapped in your eating disorder. I thought I would write down some ideas that have helped me along the way, in the hope that they might help you too. I know from experience and what others have told me that it is better to have small, manageable goals rather than one big unachievable aim. Instead work day to day or week by...
An example of an incentives list
I know how hard it can be to think of what you want to achieve when you’re stuck deep inside your eating disorder so I have provided my own incentives list as guidance. I want to get to university I want to pass my A-Levels I want to begin my driving lessons again I want to be independent I want to be able to sleep over at a friends house and not have to leave early to come home for breakfast I...
Why I recovered
To help other people with EDs To raise awareness To give help to other sufferers that you can be free from your ED To go to university To travel around the world To see my nephews grow up To make my parents proud again To be an auntie and godmother To be a mother myself one day To fall in love To laugh again and to have fun To be a good rolemodel for my cousin To write a book about my...
To Write Love on Her Arms: Behind The Scenes: I am... →
twloha: This week, February 26 through March 3, is National Eating Disorders Awareness Week. It’s about bringing public attention to eating disorders and the prominent impact they have in our society. Because eating disorders are often accompanied by isolation and shame, the seriousness of these…
Body Gossiping: Join our cyber March against body... →
bodygossiping: Right- a new month and indeed a new body image mission. This month we at Body Gossip are asking you to join our cyber March (gettit?!) against body shame. Too many people feel far too much shame about their bodies in our opinion and, more often than not, about things that others wouldn’t even…