The last seven months have been another extremely challenging time for me and my mental health. In 2015 I was diagnosed with anorexia and placed under the care of the YCED outpatient team for a year. In the years that passed, I restored the weight I lost, but never really fixed my bad relationship with … Read more 5 Lessons On Anorexia and Depression Recovery
Author – Laura Muth International Friendship Day provides a good opportunity to reflect on the friendships in our lives and how important they are. Humans possess an instinctive need to make friends and with good reason; friends can provide physical assistance and emotional support to improve health and well-being. Friendships become more important than … Read more The Importance Of Friendships During Recovery
In honour of this year’s International Self Care Day, we asked our wonderful clients, team and Instagram community to tell us how they perceive self-care and incorporate it into their lives… What does self-care mean to you? Beth: Taking time for yourself, saying no when you need to & doing things that nourish your … Read more What Does Self Care Mean To You?
This current season has provided an opportunity to pause and reflect on what I have learnt in recovery. The journey hasn’t been easy, but I have come to appreciate all the victories, and am gradually understanding that mistakes are not a bad thing, but a way that we learn and grow into our most authentic … Read more Reflections on Riding the Waves in Recovery
(Image Source) Having already devoured one of Elizabeth Day’s novels, The Party, I had incredibly high hopes for her first non-fiction book – How To Fail, part memoir, part self-help manual. Her skill to observe and dissect human behaviour was one of many reasons I adored The Party, and this skill is just as … Read more Book Club: How To Fail
Freedom. Self-acceptance. Growth. When I think about recovery these three words speak volumes to me. I used to emphasise recovery heavily on weight restoration but now I realise this is just a side effect of healing trauma. Similarly, rebuilding a healthier relationship with food happens when you work through the pain that the eating disorder … Read more What Recovery Means to Me