Episode 39 - "Recovery Reflections"
by Martha Gearon
Lessons learned in recovery. This episode is created in a Mental Health Awareness Month partnership with More Than You See.
A statement from Martha:
“My intention and hope for writing this piece is to act as a virtual hand to hold to all those right now who are on their own individual roads of recovery and to tell them that they are seen, loved and to encourage them, especially in these uncertain and anxious times, to keep going because they and the beautiful lives they will live ED free will be so incredibly worth it. It is also written from my perspective of what I have learnt through my experience of battling this illness for 8 years and how I have come through the other side, even when there was a point in my life where I truly thought I would never be free or happy again, and I want this acts as a ray of hope and that no matter how hard times get to always believe and channel their inner strength because once you do that - that is when miracles start to happen. I am sharing this piece now because, I know that when I was in the beginning stages of my recovery this would have been something I would love to have heard to reassure me that things will be alright (particularly in a time like living in quarantine and lockdown where we are constantly being confronted with external anxiety and potentially triggering information that can really deter a person mental wellbeing and/or recovery). I am sharing this piece in hopes that it reaches at least one person and that it can help them in some way or if anything allows them to realise just how bloody strong and badass they are and that a totally recovered life free from restriction and playing small in the world is absolutely possible.”
Martha Gearon is 20 years old and lives in Gloucestershire, United Kingdom. As with everyone at the moment, she is currently in lockdown. However once we are through this, she hopes to follow her passion of acting and singing into musical theatre, whereupon she will start training at an academy this September if all is going well!
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This is a Mental Health Awareness Month piece presented in association with More Than You See.
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