Maternity break begins…

Hello gorgeous readers, I hope this finds you well. The time has come for me to take maternity leave from blogging for a few short months. But, before I go, I want to thank all my readers for your support and encouragement since the launch of this site last August.

Blogging has been such a great outlet for me during my recovery and my pregnancy. I hope it has been a help to at least one other person. My only wish is to share hope and strategies to beat our eating disorders and begin life beyond our wildest dreams.

While I am ‘not’ sleeping

While I am away there is plenty of old content for you to read. Here are a few of my personal favorites:

Support from wherever

Photo by Tirza van Dijk on Unsplash

If you find yourself away from your usual location or routine this summer and need to find other ways to connect with recovery; check out my articles on finding support beyond borders, and how I use my mobile phone to support my recovery, for ideas on how to remain connected from anywhere.

Body confidence

Summer is challenging for a lot of us. There seems to be an expectation that we need to trim-up for the beach or that junk-boat party. And it can feel uncomfortable. I say to hell with all that. We have all been there in some small way and it is time to embrace our beautiful body just as it is. Check out my article on stamping out that negative body-talk and embracing the wonders of our bodies.

When life doesn’t go as planned

Kirsty Alley in Look Who's Talking taken from YouTube

If life or recovery isn’t going to plan, check out my articles ‘When life has other plans‘ and ‘Great Expectations‘ for a reality check and some ideas on coping strategies. Recovery is tough. Life is tough. But it is a lot easier when we embrace what life has in store for us instead of chasing what we believe we want. Letting go of control is when the magic happens.

My pregnancy journey

Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash
Photo by Kelly Sikkema on Unsplash

And of course, if you just wish to read how my past 9 months have been please check out my series on pregnancy in recovery.

Part 1 – Body
Part 2 – Healthcare 
Part 3 – Mental Health
Part 4 – My Top 10 Takeaways

Tips from the professionals

Finally, please check out the professionals who have contributed to our site. You can find articles they have contributed to so far, along with their contact details on our ‘Friends of Recovery‘ page. There is much more content to come, including new interviews with these professionals later this year.

Remember that eating disorders kill, but recovery is possible. Freedom is often on the other side of discomfort. Take that first step and great miracles will happen. My little miracle will be joining us any day now. My recovery has given me everything I have ever wanted and more. There is hope. It is a tough journey but it is worth it.

Love to you all,

Aunty Pam x

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