Having an eating disorder leads you into a different world, dark, self-absorbed and narrow. I found that I lost focus of the real world and didn't (or couldn't) see what was around me whether it be people, places, or family. My eating disorder became apparent while I was at university. It was there before but … Continue reading My Road to Recovery
If you had to write a letter to 'your younger self' what would you say? I was asked this question and it really got me thinking. This is such a valuable thing to do. My letter to my younger self: Hey there little one, You probably don't recognise me now. You won't recognise me for … Continue reading A Letter To My Younger self
I'm a complete believer that everyone has a right to their own opinion however I saw something today which bothered me. I'm mentioning no names and I never will but I came across this. Now I am in a great place and a position where this won't affect me. I can turn a blind eye … Continue reading How can we stop ‘pro-ana’?
A couple of years ago I was offered inpatient treatment. It was strongly advised that I admit myself into an eating disorder unit and when I refused I was almost sectioned. I don't quite know how I avoided it. The papers were as good as signed but I talked the talk and escaped that route. … Continue reading Taking A Chance
Something someone gave me Here it would be quite easy to pick an actual gift, something material that I love. However last year I was given something else that I am truly grateful for. When I was admitted into hospital my sister dropped me off and as I gave her a huge hug to … Continue reading Gratitude Week5&6
This month is National Eating Disorder Awareness month. More specifically 21st-27th of February. It's time to stamp out the stigma of mental health and give it the attention, education and understanding that it needs. There are many recognised mental health illnesses that seem to be accepted as an illness but personally I don't think Eating … Continue reading Stamp Out The Stigma
What are you going to START for Lent? I can't believe it's that time of year again. Pancake day is just around the corner and so that means Lent will soon begin! Thousands of people will be giving something up on Wednesday 10th February. Some may be doing it for fun, others to prove a … Continue reading What are you going to START for Lent?