I am often asked “what changed?” “How did you go from being bulimic to recovering and finding freedom?” It question that demands an in depth answer. I always give that answer to the best of my ability to anyone who asks. And each time I talk about my recovery from a nine-year struggle with bulimia and offer advice it always starts with the statement: don’t be afraid. Don’t be afraid to ask for help. Don’t be afraid to admit you are powerless. Don’t be afraid of what others think. Don’t be afraid to be honest. Don’t be afraid to believe you can be free.
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At the root of many eating disorders is fear. You can break the power of fear by bringing your struggle into the open, by being honest and by believing freedom is possible. Fear tells you isn’t. Fear tells you to be quiet.
This week is National Eating Disorder Awareness week and the perfect time to “get in the know” and step out bravely. Don’t be afraid.
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If you are struggling, don’t be afraid to say something.
If you know someone who is struggling, don’t be afraid to say something.
Get in the know. For yourself or for the ones you love.
You can find more information about local resources on the National Eating Disorder Awareness website HERE.
If you’d like to read more about my story and more on eating disorders and recovery check out these posts:
Don’t be afraid.
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