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


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.