Recovery from an eating disorder is possible, but it's never as straight forward as you might think. Some lessons learned from my own experience
Given that deceit is a central element of an eating disorder, it is no surprise that truthfulness and honesty are a crucial pillar of recovery. But honesty can be painful, and it can take a long time to rebuild that trust with the people you love.
There is a mental illness epidemic amongst the LGBT community. Nearly half of all men with eating disorders are gay. Something needs to be done, and for that to happen, we need to understand the reasons and expand the conversation.
Perfectionism and the pressures it brings can be a key factor in the development and maintenance of a number of mental illnesses, especially eating disorders. It's time to better understand what it means and to get more realistic. It's a common enough word, a label that most people are proud to own. "I'm a perfectionist, … Continue reading Think Perfection is Something to be Proud of? Think again