Hello 2019: Diet culture and recovery

Hello and a Happy New Year. I wish everybody a year filled with happiness, kindness and self love. And I’m sending masses of strength and courage to those in need of it. We can do this! I believe the start of a new year isn’t an indication of diets or weight loss as displayed inContinue reading “Hello 2019: Diet culture and recovery”

Uni and mental health – managing education and wellbeing

Managing education and mental health simultaneously can prove to be excruciatingly difficult at times, though, not impossible. Like with anything, the most important thing is to take it day by day. One step at a time.Fortunately, teachers and universities are becoming more aware of student mental health, they’re more understanding and willing to make adaptationsContinue reading “Uni and mental health – managing education and wellbeing”

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”

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 UniContinue reading “University – good bye to my first year”

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 allContinue reading “Be The Goat – Finding happiness amongst my animal friends”

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 IContinue reading “Animal Therapy – The therapy extending beyond four walls”

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 theContinue reading “Anorexia and Animals – My life lessons paved with pawprints”

2018. New year, new me.

New year, new me. A phrase that gets thrown around every year without fail, as people make promises to themselves to make changes in their lives and steps towards becoming a `better’ person. I dread the beginning of each year. Why? Because I suffer with Anorexia Nervosa, emphasising the fact that I struggle massively withContinue reading “2018. New year, new me.”

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 EatingContinue reading “The Festive Season – and the struggles coincide with it”

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 aboutContinue reading “Body Dysmorphia – A silent battle, a real war”