Food has always had control over my life. Whether it has been eating too much or not enough, I have always been consumed by food-related thoughts.
In the past, ED had me in the palm of its hand: isolating me from my friends and family, causing me to drop out of many beloved extra-curricular…KEEP READING
My name is Jessica and I am good enough exactly as I am.
I am proud to be able to say that and mean it, because for many years I was unbearably uncomfortable in my own skin. I was a prisoner trapped in a body I hated, I was tortured by a constant bombardment of negative and worry thoughts in…KEEP READING
Lather, Rinse, Repeat by Ruby
Hi, I’m Ruby. I’m 30, I live in Ireland and I’m a recovering heroin addict who also has anorexia/bulimia.
I grew up in a small town, the youngest of four. As a child I was quiet and a good student but things started to go wrong for me as I reached my teenage years. I wasn’t happy at home, my father was a drinker and there was a very tense atmosphere in the house so I started to spend as little time as possible there.
I started at a new secondary school where I made new friends. I had very little confidence in myself and was desperate to be accepted and liked by my new ‘cool’ friends. I dropped out of competitive swimming and gave up my beloved ballet. I took up smoking then drinking then began to dabble in drugs age 15…Keep Reading
You Can Recovery by Hedda Evensen
ED is an illness that destroys us from within, but it is possible to break free. In fact, we have every right to reclaim our lives through recovery.
Have you ever said those three words to yourself: I can recover? Perhaps, but have you actually believed in them? For many, recovery seems like a hopeless project. How to believe in change when the urges to restrict, binge or purge is so strong and so real? It feels like we have no choice but to engage in these types of behavior and that they’re an essential part of our identity. With time we forget what it was like to live…Keep Reading