How Embracing My Period Became Key To Recovering From An Eating Disorder

22nd October, 2021 3:18 pm

Trigger warning: This article speaks in detail about living with an eating disorder, as do many of its outbound links.

As many people who’ve experienced an eating disorder will tell you, recovery is a lifelong process. There’s no miracle cure or lightbulb moment – it’s a journey that teaches you something new every day. For me, a big step has been learning to live with and appreciate my period. Don’t get me wrong, it’ll never be something I count down to but I’ve come to see my periods as a blessing in disguise. Finding a way to embrace a monthly change that I once hated so much has been eye-opening, helping me to better understand two essential lessons needed for recovery: the value of self-care and the importance of listening to my body.

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