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advocacy Exploring the roots of fear that feed an eating disorder

Exploring the roots of fear that feed an eating disorder

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Tanya declares she and anorexia are irrevocably entwined. Fear is ever-present. Here, Tanya explores the roots of her fears.                                   Editor, June Alexander I have physical fears, emotional and psychological fears, and spiritual fears...

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advocacy Unmasking eating disorders among people in the LGBTQIA+ community

Unmasking eating disorders among people in the LGBTQIA+ community

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I was 15 when my father noticed money missing from his wallet. He asked if I had taken it. I said, “No.” However, after hours of being accused of taking drugs and screamed at to the point of having spit on my face and crawling into a ball in the...

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The Diary Healer News The Niggle – when Anorexia and Anxiety are Partners

The Niggle – when Anorexia and Anxiety are Partners

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Is anxiety related to the later onset of anorexia? Is anxiety related to the maintenance of anorexia? A reader shares her experience ahead of a FEAST webinar that will explore this issue. I feel it in my bones. I feel it deep, deep inside me, like every cell is made...

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Eating Disorders An Open Letter to my Anxiety (Mr A)

An Open Letter to my Anxiety (Mr A)

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Dear Mr A. (Mr Anxiety), Firstly, I acknowledge you for what you are. You are mysterious, unpredictable, and unfathomable; you have every quality required to throw my life out of balance. I first felt your presence several years ago, during a deeply significant family event. I did not know what...

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Dear Diary Tips to help you to self-care at home

Tips to help you to self-care at home

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We are facing a new level of uncertainty that can cause anxieties to increase. People around the world are being greatly impacted in many ways by the current health crisis. One thing we know for sure among this uncertainty is that this pandemic will pass. Meanwhile, what can we do...

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Eating Disorders Picturing a world without my eating disorder

Picturing a world without my eating disorder

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Like most things in life, there are many types of photography. Landscape, portrait, wildlife, aerial, macro, abstract, the list goes on. Each form of photography requires a slightly different set of knowledge and skillsets, for example, the way you set up a camera, choose a lens and structure your composition...

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Dear Diary Gut issues and eating disorders are a painful but treatable pair

Gut issues and eating disorders are a painful but treatable pair

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Gut issues and eating disorders are like a chicken and egg scenario. It is common to have both illnesses at the same time. More than 90 per cent  of people with an eating disorder will meet diagnostic criteria for gut issues, and symptoms can present a significant barrier in recovery....

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Turn the page on ED with an empowering gift this Christmas

Christmas Day, December 25, is a deeply meaningful time for many of us. However, some of the typically warm and cosy aspects of this annual Christian event revolve around food and family, and can fill some of us with dread. If you are feeling bleak and anxious about how you...

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When the eating disorder is all you can hear

I have suffered with an eating disorder (ED) for 18 years and I don’t know how to break free … I would like you to share  strategies for those times when my ED is the only thing I can hear.  – K. I just want to take ‘K’ by the hand...

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