An ultra marathon. Why would anyone want to do that? Some people aspire to completing a marathon one day, just so they can tick 26.2 miles from their bucket list. "I'm training for a marathon" is usually met with "wow that's amazing, what time are you hoping to do it in? I could never do … Continue reading But why would you want to do that?
How do you explain what anxiety really feels like to someone who doesn't struggle with an anxiety disorder? They say that the definition of anxiety is 'the fear or nervousness about what might happen'. On a very basic level this is true. But like most things, it is much more complicated than that. You can't … Continue reading Explaining what anxiety really feels like
Very often we read blogs and articles on the impact that an eating disorder has on the person suffering and what they are thinking and feeling. What also needs to be remembered is that eating disorders have a huge impact on the family. The people who have to live their day to day lives seeing … Continue reading Living with Anorexia: the family perspective
Christmas is without a doubt the hardest time of the year. I love Christmas and always have from a little girl because it's a time when family come together. I love the music, the dark nights. I love cuddling up on the sofa watching Christmas films with the tree shining it's twinkly lights. But despite … Continue reading The Hardest Time Of The Year
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
What.A.Weekend Waking up at 4am on Saturday morning, nerves and excitement set in, trying to force down overnight oats while triple checking that we had everything we needed. We hit the road by 4:30am, I've never seen the London roads so quiet. The whole experience was new to me having never taken part in a … Continue reading Dulux London Revolution
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