Happy Birthday to ME!!

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Birthdays have always been hard for me. I absolutely LOVE celebrating the births of my friends and family, I feel that their existence and special impact on the lives of those around them deserves to be celebrated! Unfortunately, I feel the exact opposite way about my own birthdays. It’s really hard for me to accept

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The Work is Never Finished in Recovery

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I think I might start calling my dietitian (H) my “food therapist”. We talk about normal dietitian things; the 5 food groups and benefits of them all, we talk about variety in foods and proper portioning but we also talk about what food (and lack of it) means to me. I tell her my story

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Weddings and Dress Fittings

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My very best friend in the WHOLE wide world is getting married in just over a month. She was kind enough to ask ME to be one of her bridesmaids and I was honoured. I know that she loves me, we’ve been friends for 22 years and her family is a second family to me,

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Thoughts on the Validity of Emotions in Recovery

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Human existence is full of deep and complex emotions. There are hundreds of English words for these feelings and some feelings that don’t have any English words at all! From despair, shame, fear, shock, anger and loathing to joy, serenity, amusement, trust, adoration and gratefulness the spectrum of possible emotions is almost endless. I have

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