Monday, 27 August 2012

Week 8: Learning

Recovery for me has always been foremost an educational process.   I read numerous books and journal articles, conversed with many therapists, medical professionals and sufferers alike and absorbed and sifted through a wealth of information about eating disorders to find the truth behind my own experience.  I became somewhat like a desperate detective who left no stone unturned if it meant I would survive. 

To be honest, my eating disorder was once the most confusing thing I had ever came accross. My early understanding of the dynamics of the disease was akin to being possessed by the devil or something. I was dying inside and I had no clear idea why or how to stop myself from doing so.  But over time I learnt what an eating disorder was, why it resided within me and most crucially just how to overcome it and regain my life again. 
While on your journey always remember:
You are the greatest expert on yourself.
 Don’t fear looking deeper.
Trust yourself and your instincts.
With time and learning the pieces all come together.


  1. I love this. You are so right, recovery is an educational process and beyond that in the midst of the learning you have to find yourself. Fantastic post chuck xxx

    1. Thank-you Tracey. This means a great deal to me especially coming from you. I admire you so much for all that you do. xo

  2. I LOVE the journey reminders. Might have to print them up and put them on my mirror. So glad to have read this tonight - I needed it! xo