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“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

“Your Opinion Of Yourself Is The Only One That Matters”

Today we welcome mental health advocate, Charlotte Underwood to our blog, sharing her story of binge eating and body dysmorphia and her reminders to those who are also on their own eating disorder recovery journey.   I never understood what body dysmorphia was until I had passed my teen years. I was a thin child who was fed only nutritious …

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Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Challenging Fluid Restriction For Eating Disorder Recovery

Today our Nutritional Therapist, Marissa-Catherine Carrarini is exploring the effects of fluid restriction and sharing her top tips for drinking a variety of beverages as an eating disorder sufferer…   It’s summer. It’s hot and we are all thirsty. Whether we’re reaching for a refillable bottle (doing our bit for the planet), picking up something cold from the fridge in …

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Brunette Girl Prioritising Self-Care Smiling And Smelling Pink Flowers

How To Easily Prioritise Yourself And Make Self-Care Part Of Every Day

How To Easily Prioritise Yourself And Make Self-Care Part Of Every Day

How To Easily Prioritise Yourself And Make Self-Care Part Of Every Day

For International Self-Care Day 2018, the theme is “Feel Good 7/24” which means that self-care shouldn’t just take place on one single day but for life, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. We couldn’t agree more! Today we want to share some of the ways you can easily make self-care something you prioritise every day.

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Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care Alternative Treatments For Eating Disorders And Mental Illnesses

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Essential Oils And Aromatherapy For Recovery And Daily Self Care

Self-care can be tricky during eating disorder recovery. It can be hard to find an activity that is truly self-caring and helpful. Sometimes obvious things can be useful, other times more unusual self-care activities might be more appropriate. One idea to try is aromatherapy. As well as being pretty to smell, essential oils can be potent and significant in helping …

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The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

The Importance Of Sleep In Eating Disorder Recovery

Why we need to be having the conversation about lack of sleep and eating disorder recovery. At some point in our life we have all experienced sleepless nights. We know what it’s like the next day. The inability to function as normal or the regret of not going to bed earlier aren’t good feelings. The odd night’s sleep deprivation doesn’t …

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Young Girl Standing Barefoot On Rock Feeling Free

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Prioritising yourself is not selfish. It is reassuring that you can go at your own pace and do not need to worry about how others are getting on. Whether in eating disorder treatment or not, we say we all need more of that!

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Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

Stress: An emotion that really shouldn’t be overlooked

This week is Mental Health Awareness Week and the theme chosen by the Mental Health Foundation is stress – joy! But, before we crack on with this week’s blog post, here are a few questions to ask yourself: How are you doing? …wait, how are you really doing? How has your sleep been lately? In fact, how do you get yourself …

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Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Eat What You Want (Every)Day

Today is Eat What You Want Day – a rather fitting day for an eating disorders clinic, don’t you think? The theme for today is all about letting go of restriction and allowing yourself to “indulge” in whatever you fancy. Whilst this is obviously a fantastic opportunity to celebrate all things yummy, two thoughts immediately come to mind: Why only today? …

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Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

Mindfulness and Healing: the psychological benefits of mindfulness in eating disorder recovery

What is mindfulness? Mindfulness is a state of consciousness where one focuses on self-regulating their attention towards present moment in a non-judgemental, accepting way. Essentially, being mindful means that you allow your mind to focus and fully attend to what you’re doing and feeling, exactly where you are. In our busy lives filled with social media, long working hours and …

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