I started one of my posts recently with the line 'I want to be the best possible advert for recovery'. This still stands and slowly, I notice things happening in my life that are very good material for the above project. In the past two months things have happened in my life that didn't happen … Continue reading It’s my party and I’ll laugh if I want to
Every day is progress. The illness tries to tell me otherwise, but frankly, it is wrong. I had to stop writing there to eat some cashew nuts, just to spite the illness. One day I am going to portray the illness in a painting. The painting will be the most visually and sensorily (?) repulsive … Continue reading More chat about stigma etc.
It’s hard to accept one’s bodily/mental limitations after years of either failing to identify them or completely denying them. I have spent such time time thinking I must do a certain set of things in life to earn my right to exist and I have done these things without any consideration of whether my body … Continue reading Limits, part two: the formative years
Imagine living with an abusive partner for a very long time. I don’t have to imagine. My ED covers all bases when it comes to domestic violence. Some readers may find it distasteful that I compare this illness to domestic violence and I understand that. My intention is not to undermine the experiences people who … Continue reading No Limits – The 2018 Yes Limits Megamix Version
I was interviewed for an newspaper article at the end of last week. The journalist was looking for people who have been ill with an ED as an adult. I guess that idea may have stemmed from the notion that some people still think an ED means young skinny girls refusing their meals. In the … Continue reading The write stuff
...I exclaimed earlier today at a peer support group I was facilitating. That's all I'll say about the content of that group, as confidentiality is of much importance. I don't usually run groups, as I like to attend them (help yourself first so you can better help others). What I love doing at my association … Continue reading The world is full of triggers
Recovery for me is balancing your life between all the things you want to do because you want to do many things that have zero to do with your ED, and stopping to remember that you aren’t yet able to do all those other things without considering your recovery, because you are not a normal, … Continue reading Cannae put a deadline on recovery, yep