Tips for Celebrating Your Birthday in Eating Disorder Recovery

April 16, 2020 Hollay Ghadery

Celebrating your birthday in eating disorder recovery can be challenging. So many celebrations in life are riddled with expectations, and for those of us in any sort of recovery, the weight of these expectations can feel crippling.

Setting Boundaries on Your Birthday in Eating Disorder Recovery 

While indulgence has its place, indulgence can also imply a lack of control that might be risky for people in eating disorder recovery. In this video, I talk about how I celebrated my birthday in eating disorder recovery. I definitely had to advocate for myself and set boundaries, but it was worth it. 

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Ghadery, H. (2020, April 16). Tips for Celebrating Your Birthday in Eating Disorder Recovery, HealthyPlace. Retrieved on 2024, July 20 from

Author: Hollay Ghadery

Hollay Ghadery is a writer and editor living in Ontario, Canada. She has a book of non-fiction set to be published by Guernica Editions in 2021. The work dives into the documented prevalence of mental health issues in biracial women. Connect with Hollay on her website, Twitter, Facebook or Instagram.

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