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 Mr. Big Bar

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My favourite chocolate bar is Mr. Big. It’s the most satisfying blend of crispy wafer, creamy caramel, melty chocolate and crunchy peanuts. It’s pretty much heaven in an edible stick. Last week our office had someone come in with a box of candy and chocolate for charity. The idea is that when you want a

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Self-Sabotage

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Earlier this week I addressed self-hate in eating disorder recovery, and today I’m going to explore a similar facet, self-sabotage. When you hate yourself as deeply as those with eating disorders, you tend to believe that you don’t deserve the good things in life. This not only leads you to punish yourself for tiny mistakes

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Eating Disorder Recovery and Self-Hate

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Hate is a very strong emotion, but often a very misunderstood one. Children say they hate their parents when they are frustrated or angry, they hate broccoli because they don’t like the way it tastes, they hate their friends when they feel betrayed or upset. As children age, they are subjected to a number of

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