Recovery Speed Does Not Matter – Forward Is Forward

Young Girl Standing Barefoot On Rock Feeling Free

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!

Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

I’m sitting in Holland Park on a beautiful, sunny, rare-for-London March day reflecting on my recovery journey so far. Often we don’t take the time to have a moment of looking back on our achievements and congratulating ourselves on how far we’ve come. For eating disorders sufferers- and just most people- it can be considered … Read more Looking Backwards, Moving Forwards

Do Not Stop Yourself From Feeling What You Need To Feel

The time has come for me to write my very own graduation blog. I am graduating from Recover on 23rd February and I will be celebrating three years in Recovery on 31st March. It has been a crazy and colourful three years, I have to say. When I think back to where I was three … Read more Do Not Stop Yourself From Feeling What You Need To Feel

Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

When you have an eating disorder, most of the time some of the simplest things or most common activities can feel disrupted. What can make things even more difficult is finding a way to do this in an environment where other people may not understand. Or worse still, an environment that fosters negative emotions and … Read more Eating Disorders in the workplace: How to maintain your recovery when you’re working

Festive Funk!

7 sleeps to go and we’re well into the Christmas spirit!  With that in mind, the team here at Recover wanted to share with you their favourite Christmas Songs and the reasons behind them…   Eva – “Let it snow! Let it snow!” And I like it…because I like it…it’s as simple as that!   … Read more Festive Funk!

Dignity in Mental Health

[author title=”Lucy Bonner” author_id=”Lucy Bonner”] [custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] Across the world, thousands of people suffering from Mental Health conditions are deprived of their Human Rights. [/custom_headline]Not only are they discriminated against, stigmatised and disregarded, they are also subject to emotional and physical abuse from both the community and Mental Health facilities.  Every individual, … Read more Dignity in Mental Health

What is mindful eating?

Author – Francesca Mastrojanni   A mindful approach to eating is something that can be learned and can be an invaluable tool for transforming someone’s relationship with food for the better.   The word mindfulness is now well known, and in Jon Kabat-Zinn’s words, it can essentially be summarised as “paying attention in a particular … Read more What is mindful eating?

The Relationship between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

Eating disorders have a high co-morbidity with other mental illnesses such as anxiety, depression or other mood disorders. Anxiety disorders are the most common ‘comorbid disorder’ which studies suggesting as many as 80% of people suffering from an eating disorder also suffer from an anxiety disorder at one point during their life. “The first step … Read more The Relationship between Anxiety and Eating Disorders

How cutting out drama will aid your recovery

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”] [pullquote cite=type=”right”]Drama does not just walk into your life. You either create it, invite it, or you associate with people who love to bring it into your life.[/pullquote]Drama is a habit, just like any other, but it is an extremely unproductive one. Studies have shown that destructive behaviors, such as … Read more How cutting out drama will aid your recovery

How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”]It is natural to be critical of ourselves every once in a while, and this can sometimes serve as a motivator for self-improvement. However too often, we let simple mistakes dominate our lives, leaving us with that crippling feeling of not being good enough. Even the smallest, most harmless mistakes can … Read more How To Stop Beating Yourself Up Over Mistakes

Learning To Nurture Yourself

Author – Laura Muth   The Importance of Self-Nurture  In order to heal you must nurture and be kind to yourself. To ‘nurture’ is to love, to care and to encourage. Nurturing the things and people we love most in this world can become second nature to many of us; friends, family members, pets, the … Read more Learning To Nurture Yourself

How Creating Vision Boards Can Help Your Recovery

[author title=”Laura Muth” author_id=”Laura Muth”][custom_headline type=”left” level=”h2″ looks_like=”h3″ accent=”true”] What is a vision board?  [/custom_headline] A vision board is a tool used to help clarify, concentrate and maintain focus on a specific life goal. Literally, a vision board is any sort of board on which you display images that represent whatever you want to be, do … Read more How Creating Vision Boards Can Help Your Recovery