Anorexia recovery: Act on the truth, and only the truth

I know your truth. Your truth is that you are tired and hungry — no, exhausted and starving — and all you really want to do is sit on the coach and eat mountains of food. I also know that this truth frightens you. So you are trying hard to ignore and reject it You...

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What Yoga Teachers Need to Know About Eating Disorders

I'm writing this as a resource for yoga instructors. It is by no-means complete and you are likely going to have to browse this blog and my podcasts to fully understand a lot of the things I talk about here. If you can't be bothered to do that, however, this is give...

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Anorexia recovery: Be the agent rather than the victim

This is post about empowering you to know that if you want to recover, and if you take the actions needed in order to recover, you will. In order to fully recover, regardless of your deal in life, you have to have agency. You have to actively work for recovery rather...

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Full Recovery: Mental Flexibility

Full recovery is so so so much more than gaining weight. There are cascading and wonderful mental state shifts and changes that actually lead to the mental freedom that recovery is all about. And this mental freedom is why the often overlooked neural rewiring aspect...

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Recovery From Restrictive Eating: Other People’s Food

"Other people's food." You know, the food that other people eat. The food that is for them. Not for you. Not eating other people's food makes you different. Special. Less dependent. Until you realize it doesn't. I'd been getting braver. So much braver. I'd eaten more...

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Recovery Commitments: Unrestricted eating

These recovery commitments posts are outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those moments. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons that we feel stressed in recovery is...

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Recovery Commitments: Weight Gain

These recovery commitments posts are outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those moments. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons that we feel stressed in recovery is...

read more

Recovery commitments: Allow it to be simple

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting blogs focusing on "recovery commitments." These recovery commitments posts will be outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those...

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Your Brain on Malnutrition: Stealing

This is a tough one. Other scarcity mindset traits like hoarding items, and obsessively saving money are weird but don't have the same shame and guilt attached to them as stealing does. I have written in detail about my own kleptomania.  In this post I want to further...

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Your Brain on Malnutrition: Eating Disorders and Money

I know I have blogged about eating disorders and money before. I have even done some podcasts on it. But I want to make sure that people link anxiety around spending money, and the scarcity mindset that food restriction creates. Scarcity mindset: For the evolving...

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Your Brain on Malnutrition: Anorexia and Hoarding

I blogged about the scarcity mindset last week. Now I will go a little more into some of the more common behavioral repercussions that I have noticed people with malnourished brains tend to develop. This blog post is about hoarding. Not all of you reading this will...

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Your Brain on Malnutrition: Scarcity Mindset

I've done a load of YouTube videos on "your brain on malnutrition" but this is such an important aspect of understanding your anorexia or eating disorder behaviours that I'm going to start a series on it in this blog too. Scarcity mindset is what your brain adopts...

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Mid-Recovery Clusterfuck: Body Guilt

I've written about Mid-Recovery Clusterfuck stuff before, more in the sense of the emotions that blow up when your brain starts to care more about other people and life experiences than it does about obsessing over food and exercise. And the discomfort and grief that...

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Lower-level movement and why it is scary to be still

Lower-level movement After stopping exercise, it became clear that my lower-level movement urges — walking, cleaning, shopping-without-buying, etc — were increasing. It took me a while to work out I had to cease responding to all these compulsions too. More on...

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Let’s talk about sex … (and relationships)

Salt and Pepper. Yeah, I'm old. Sex and anorexia don't usually go all that well together. I've known one or two people who have told me that their sex drive actually went up when they were in malnutrition, but that tends to be the anomaly. Most of us experience a...

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Anorexia recovery: Act on the truth, and only the truth

I know your truth. Your truth is that you are tired and hungry — no, exhausted and starving — and all you really want to do is sit on the coach and eat mountains of food. I also know that this truth frightens you. So you are trying hard to ignore and reject it You...

read more

What Yoga Teachers Need to Know About Eating Disorders

I'm writing this as a resource for yoga instructors. It is by no-means complete and you are likely going to have to browse this blog and my podcasts to fully understand a lot of the things I talk about here. If you can't be bothered to do that, however, this is give...

read more

Anorexia recovery: Be the agent rather than the victim

This is post about empowering you to know that if you want to recover, and if you take the actions needed in order to recover, you will. In order to fully recover, regardless of your deal in life, you have to have agency. You have to actively work for recovery rather...

read more

Full Recovery: Mental Flexibility

Full recovery is so so so much more than gaining weight. There are cascading and wonderful mental state shifts and changes that actually lead to the mental freedom that recovery is all about. And this mental freedom is why the often overlooked neural rewiring aspect...

read more

Recovery From Restrictive Eating: Other People’s Food

"Other people's food." You know, the food that other people eat. The food that is for them. Not for you. Not eating other people's food makes you different. Special. Less dependent. Until you realize it doesn't. I'd been getting braver. So much braver. I'd eaten more...

read more

Recovery Commitments: Unrestricted eating

These recovery commitments posts are outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those moments. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons that we feel stressed in recovery is...

read more

Recovery Commitments: Weight Gain

These recovery commitments posts are outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those moments. I believe that one of the fundamental reasons that we feel stressed in recovery is...

read more

Recovery commitments: Allow it to be simple

Over the next couple of weeks I will be posting blogs focusing on "recovery commitments." These recovery commitments posts will be outlining some of the most common reasons that people in recovery get anxious and stressed and suggesting some simplifications for those...

read more

Your Brain on Malnutrition: Stealing

This is a tough one. Other scarcity mindset traits like hoarding items, and obsessively saving money are weird but don't have the same shame and guilt attached to them as stealing does. I have written in detail about my own kleptomania.  In this post I want to further...

read more

Your Brain on Malnutrition: Eating Disorders and Money

I know I have blogged about eating disorders and money before. I have even done some podcasts on it. But I want to make sure that people link anxiety around spending money, and the scarcity mindset that food restriction creates. Scarcity mindset: For the evolving...

read more




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