Time-to-change have been running a campaign called #inyourcorner. This got me thinking about mental health and how important it is to know that you have someone 'in your corner' someone looking out for you and stood beside you no matter what. I have been really lucky throughout my mental health struggles and recovery because I … Continue reading In Your Corner #inyourcorner
No matter what stage you are at in eating disorder recovery whether you are in the grips of a full blown illness, well on your way to recovery, or in a very good place, recovered or consider yourself recovered there are always situations that will cause you to trip, let's call it a stumbling block. We … Continue reading Does your mind ever take a holiday?
Excuse the pun. I do feel as though I literally ran through April in the sense that it's another month that has just disappeared in a blink of the eye. In training terms April has been a good month. I don't want to write 'May' because as we enter May tomorrow that means I have … Continue reading Running through April
With Eating Disorder Awareness Week taking place next week 27th - 5th March it's a little reminder just how crucial awareness of this 'silent' illness is. Eating disorders are a very secretive illness. Using myself as an example, to begin with I looked fine, my favourite phrase was 'I'm fine' or 'I'm ok' and I … Continue reading Giving the silent illness a voice
New Year, New Me... or rather 'Better Me' Resolutions are a funny thing. For me I'd always finish December and vow to be better, to fix everything and change my life. Part of my resolutions were just words to make my family happy and looking back I'm not sure how much they believed me anyway. … Continue reading New Year…Better Me
"Christmas is the most wonderful time of the year" It's that time of year again, where most people are busy planning all of the festive parties they will be attending, drinks nights, work parties and the ultimate family get together over a big Christmas lunch. For most this is what Christmas is all about, this … Continue reading The most difficult time of the year
There are lots of misconceptions surrounding Eating Didorders, here are 8 main myths that stand out to me and need to be challenged. 1. Anorexia is a phase It can often be thought that anorexia or bulimia are 'phases' that someone can and will 'grow out of'. This couldn't be further from the truth and … Continue reading Myths and Misconceptions