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peacefullykeira

Brisbane, Australia
G'Day, my name is Keira! I am a 23 yr old arts student at the University of QLD and part time nanny. I love cats , cartoons, and crochet. I am recovering from an eating disorder - hence the eating disorder blog. I like to look at the lighter side of life because growing up in the murky,... Full Bio
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Update, blog plugging, identity by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I've noticed the number of followers slowly growing... yay double figures! So, I thought I'd come say hi... I have been devoting more time to my One Girl + One Year: One ... Read on »
Introduction - new recovery memoir (one year + one girl: one recovery) by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Day 0 - intro I am feeling: excited Welcome to the start of a 365 day insight into life after an eating disorder. I am still in that stage of transition from recover i ... Read on »
Putting this blog on hiatus... by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have a new one year project that I want to try out :) a daily chronicle of what life is like after an eating disorder. Why recovery is worth it... Rather than tell you wha ... Read on »
Review the blog, my life, work by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Ah! My writing style has been tainted by years of psychology subjects ;) ...but I like the cookie is supposed to be light-hearted and un-preachy. This last semester I have b ... Read on »
Skills and Strategies - the new buzzword: Acceptance by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Acceptance is a bit of a buzzword in a number of treatment programs for mental illness: DBT and ACT being two. In Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) there is "Radical Accepta ... Read on »
Skills and Strategies—Accepting by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Acceptance is a bit of a buzzword in a number of treatment programs for mental illness: DBT and ACT being two. In Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT) there is "Radical Accep ... Read on »
Movie Moment—Inspiration (4 Dec 2009) + Negative Thoughts (6 Dec 2009) by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RNSaQpmywvk Unfortunatelyit's very quiet :( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yXuSuYpCYMY Part 1 - Challenging Thoughts ... Read on »
Skills and Strategies - Attitude of Gratitude by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Skills and Strategies—Attitude of Gratitude “When eating bamboo sprouts, remember the man who planted them.” Chinese Proverb I think when stuck in the depths of de ... Read on »
Skills and Strategies—Attitude of Gratitude by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders “When eating bamboo sproutsremember the man who planted them.” Chinese Proverb I think when stuck in the depths of depression we tend to filter our view and only see ... Read on »
Thoughts and Contemplations - Life after ED. What is there? Who am I? by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I find this is a common line of thinking amongst some of my friends that are also fellow ED recoverers. " Who am I without the eating disorder?" You are still you; jus ... Read on »
Movie Moment—Happiness (29 Nov 2009) by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rll70Yr3WVs The link...should I have to disable embedding Today we looked at Happiness: what makes us happy and how to find it. ... Read on »
Thoughts and Contemplations—Life after ED. What is there? Who am I? by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I find this is a common line of thinking amongst some of my friends that are also fellow ED recoverers. "Who am I without the eating disorder?" You are still you; just d ... Read on »
Movie Moment—Finding Balance (22 November 2009) by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Due to a high level of troll activity on YouTubewe have had to disable embedding of our videos :( But here is the link to my Smashing Sunday video (22 November 2009) Sund ... Read on »
Readers and Viewers comments—Have your say by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Wanna leave a general comment? Ask a question? Leave a comment on this entry and I'll be sure to respond ASAP. Read on »
Thoughts and Contemplations—what is your purpose, ED? by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders To someone outside of the realm of eating disordersit can appear to be an illness of vanity and attention-seeking.  I know for me that is far from the truth. For a disorder ... Read on »
Thoughts and Contemplations—Do you really want to give it up? Can you let it go? by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Yes and no. I hate what the eating disorder does (and has done) to my life. I hate how it makes me feel, how it makes me look, and how it makes me act. And, the lack of con ... Read on »
Personal Update—Lets inject some life into this blog by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders I have been, once again, very distant from this blog. I get hesitant to write here when my recovery isn't happening. And of late, it hasn't. I went from binging and purging ... Read on »
Movie Moment—Boosting Self Esteem by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders "How can I boost my self-esteem?" 1. Create a 'special time' and do something nice for yourself—don't let negative thoughts stop you, do the opposite of what t ... Read on »
Skills and Strategies—the Bucket List by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders Suicidal ideation is something I deal with on a daily basis. But, I am now at a point where I don't act on every impulse. Even though I had only very recent ... Read on »
Movie Time—Marathon by peacefullykeira Posted in: Blog Posts in Eating Disorders July 19 - Letting go of Fears and living July 5 - Fear of Failing Read on »