Mental Health

Battling Depression – an ongoing journey towards happiness

I wanted to write this for those in need of some helpful words to hear, some reasons to carry on and a reminder of the positives in life when everything seems so dull and hopeless. What is Depression? Depression (major depressive disorder) is a common and serious medical illness that negatively affects how you feel,… Continue reading Battling Depression – an ongoing journey towards happiness

Mental Health, University

University – good bye to my first year

25/05/2018 Today marks the end of my first year of University! It's surreal how quickly it's gone, it seems like just yesterday I was anxiously packing up my belongings and heading down to Bangor ready to begin my dream course, Zoology and Animal Behaviour. I had no idea what to expect, whether I'd adore Uni… Continue reading University – good bye to my first year

Mental Health

Be The Goat – Finding happiness amongst my animal friends

The wind is blowing, the sun is shining and contentment is flowing through my veins. On a day like today, I am thankful to be alive. And, sometimes, taking a moment to appreciate the beauty around us really works wonders. I can breathe, I can learn, I can hug and love and those are all… Continue reading Be The Goat – Finding happiness amongst my animal friends

Animals, Mental Health

Animal Therapy – The therapy extending beyond four walls

Today I want to talk about a kind of therapy that is more than sitting in a room with a trained therapist. Animal therapy. As with each day that comes I am learning more about the benefits and uses of animals in people's daily lives and individual roads to recovery from various issues, meaning I… Continue reading Animal Therapy – The therapy extending beyond four walls

Mental Health

My life lessons from animals – Pawprints to recovery

If we as Humans treated animals the way we treated ourselves, we would be in serious trouble for animal cruelty and neglect. An eye opener in the fact that we can all learn to practice self care and kindness towards ourselves. Self care isn't selfish. Lets take a leaf from an animals' book. Treat yourself… Continue reading My life lessons from animals – Pawprints to recovery

Mental Health

Anorexia and Animals – My life lessons paved with pawprints

Today I wanted to write about animals and how they continue to benefit me in my recovery journey from Anorexia Nervosa. Animals are well known for their companionship benefits, but many people remain unaware of the therapeutic benefits animals possess too. I believe the lessons I learn from animals are priceless. Animals teach me the… Continue reading Anorexia and Animals – My life lessons paved with pawprints

Mental Health

The Festive Season – and the struggles coincide with it

Christmas is more than just food. So let's turn the focus on love and the quality time spent with Family and Friends instead. Christmas is approaching us, rapidly, with only a few weeks to go until the Festive season. And, although this is incredibly exciting, it can also be extremely difficult for people with Eating… Continue reading The Festive Season – and the struggles coincide with it

Mental Health

Body Dysmorphia – A silent battle, a real war

Good Evening lovely people, I hope your weekends are going well so far. As an Anorexia sufferer, I also suffer with BDD (which is body dysmorphic disorder.) A description being: "An anxiety disorder that causes a person to have a distorted view of how they look and to spend a lot of time worrying about… Continue reading Body Dysmorphia – A silent battle, a real war