Mental Health

Diet talk in Eating Disorder recovery

The Christmas period ends and we're quickly inundated with diet talk. Diet talk is toxic. It's everywhere. It finds an unwanted place in our social media feeds and lands itself in our junk emails and damages the ways in which we think and feel about ourselves and our bodies. It saddens me that we're a… Continue reading Diet talk in Eating Disorder recovery

Mental Health

Managing an Eating Disorder at Christmas

Christmas is the most joyful time of the year. With otherwise dull streets covered accordingly in festive decorations and colourful, dazzling lights. Radio stations quickly transition to a never-ending loop of past and present festive hits, ranging from number ones from Elton John and Mariah Carey. People begin crowding supermarkets as though they'll never open… Continue reading Managing an Eating Disorder at Christmas

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Diet culture and an insight into the Diet Industry

Diet culture is EVERYWHERE. It captivates our screens and brainwashes our minds, often without us realising just how much we've become affected by it. Weight Watchers have recently created a food tracking app (Kurbo) for Children aged between 8-17. This appalls me, greatly. It breaks my heart to imagine a Child tracking an ice-cream they… Continue reading Diet culture and an insight into the Diet Industry

Mental Health

Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

I became a Uni Student whilst under the grips of an Eating Disorder, Anorexia Nervosa. I am still in recovery from this, every day is a challenge. But I’m determined to make positive changes towards reaching my goals towards health and happiness.  I enlisted my Anorexia on my University application, alongside my Autism. I remained… Continue reading Managing an Eating Disorder at Uni – Experiences And Tips from an Undergraduate

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Anorexia recovery – Eating, comparison and being brave

For the past few years, I've fallen very much, unwillingly, into comparative habits. This can be detrimental in Anorexia Recovery. If my friends aren't eating, why should I? I MUST be greedy. Why am I eating if the people around me aren't? So...much...guilt. It's a constant turmoil. I very recently stumbled across a highly informative… Continue reading Anorexia recovery – Eating, comparison and being brave

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Anorexia Recovery – Ditching the scales, freedom away from numbers

The morning approached, it was 6:30am. Already, I encountered deliberating thoughts about eating. I pondered whether I should, or whether I shouldn't. And I'm beginning to believe that this may be a constant, lifelong battle for me. With every day, I cannot determine how my thoughts will challenge me throughout the day. Some days will… Continue reading Anorexia Recovery – Ditching the scales, freedom away from numbers

Mental Health

A weighted life perspective

We live in a World where weight gain has been, and continues to be, demonised. An increase in the scale number quickly equates to feelings of low self worth, inadequacy and failure. We attempt to remain small, whilst measuring our worth in kilograms and not so much smiles, achievements and memories. I understand the satisfaction… Continue reading A weighted life perspective

Mental Health

Being discharged from The CMHT, my experience and my next steps!

For three years I've engaged with The CMHT (Community Mental Health Team). I've worked routinely with four different professionals within the service, ranging from care coordinators to psychiatric nurses. All of who have played a crucial role in the pathway to my recovery journey, and I am incredibly thankful for that. I HAVE NOW BEEN… Continue reading Being discharged from The CMHT, my experience and my next steps!

Mental Health

Health & wellness – A discovery journey

For the past 5 years, I've been starting my day between 6 and 6:30am. Crazy? No. Happiness inducing? Yes! I've been a proud early riser from a young age, with my Mum claiming that I was "awake before the birds" as I rushed downstairs excitedly to view my favourite animated series - Arthur, whilst wrapped… Continue reading Health & wellness – A discovery journey

Autism

Autism and me: Suffering or growing?

It's vastly approaching the 3-year bracket in which I received my Autism diagnosis back in 2016. Time has truly flown by! I often hear the term "suffering from Autism" which I felt encouraged to shed some light on, as somebody on the complex Autistic spectrum. I understand that the spectrum is large and people enlisted… Continue reading Autism and me: Suffering or growing?