“Scared is what you’re feeling. Brave is what you’re doing.” Our social media community share how they have been brave in their recovery this August.
Sometimes it can be hard to know when we’re #BeingBrave in eating disorder recovery.
Meeting our challenges face on can bring to the surface a lot of fear, uncertainty, anxiety – so it can be hard to find the light in that moment of darkness.
To know that you need or deserve change in your life – and to act from that place – takes bravery.
It’s important to acknowledge our bravery. When we do so, we recognise that being in touch with those vulnerable moments is a step away from an eating disorder that might otherwise mask painful feelings.
For some, bravery might look like picking up the phone and asking for help. For others, it might look like waking up and knowing that you have to stick to your meal plan, even though that part of you is calling out for safety, certainty, comfort.
This month, we took to Instagram and asked our social media community to be brave and share how they were courageous in their recovery journeys this summer.
We received beautiful responses:
“Thank you to all of Orri for giving me the courage and strength to be where I am today….I don’t think I will ever be able to tell you how grateful I am that you have all stood by me without judgement and without pity but with unlimited kindness, patience and compassion.”Orri Alumni Client
We have witnessed such bravery within our Orri community.