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
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
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
It's officially the beginning of June! And I wish you all a wonderful month filled with health and happiness. I'm determined to head back to Uni in September eager to inform my friends and Tutors of the fun-filled Summer I've endured. Not a Summer known for obeying Anorexia's demands. It's terrifying. I've realised that I'm… Continue reading June – A new month, a happier mindset and new recovery challenges
I've done it. This morning I sat my final Exam (Conservation Practice) meaning that I've successfully completed my second university year, and what an incredible year it's been! I believe that whilst first year was both an enjoyment and a success, my admiration for university life has increased significantly this year as I've become more… Continue reading Second year – Growing, learning and finding acceptance
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!
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
"There will always be a reason why you meet people. Either you need them to change your life or you're the one that will change theirs". I had the privilege of meeting my wonderful, courageous friend, Olivia, through the use of social media. She very kindly opted to share her story about how rats have… Continue reading Olivia’s story: Animals + mental health
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?
We arrived at Ding Darling National Wildlife Refuge, a non profitable organisation located in South-West Florida, at 8:15am. After an hours drive was required to reach our destination. The Wildlife Refuge is located on Sanibel Island, in the Gulf of Mexico, Southwestern Florida and is compromised of 6400 acres. We are a nonprofit that financially… Continue reading Florida – Day seven: Part one 🇺🇸