The long road to freedom: eating disorder recovery, self-identity, and the dangers of complacency

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

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Think Perfection is Something to be Proud of? Think again

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

Men Get Eating Disorders Too: why the conversation about eating disorders has to be more inclusive

I am a male who was diagnosed with anorexia at the age of 20. At first I was ashamed and embarrassed. But I now realise that I had nothing to be ashamed about. I want you to know that it is ok to feel pain, but you do not need to feel shame and guilt - it is ok to ask for help. If you fear you may have an eating disorder or think you know a guy who might, it's time to speak up and ge the help you need and deserve. I did. It was the hardest process I have ever experienced, but it was worth it.