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
When you hear the term 'eating disorder' what image pops in to your mind? That's not a trick question, but people tend to think about Anorexia or Bulimia as these are the ones that are talked about most. That being said even these are not talked about enough and so other disorders are talked about … Continue reading Eating Disorder Spectrum
Mental health isn't talked about enough. Eating disorders are not talked about enough. People's misconceptions and misunderstandings around eating disorders are not talked about enough. This is why awareness is so important to those with mental health issues, families and friends of those with mental health issues and society in general. With that in mind … Continue reading The C word … Control
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
The human body is an incredible thing. Depression is a mental illness and is sometimes described as an 'invisible illness' with some people being able to live their lives and keep their depression to themselves. From the outside looking in you would never know of their daily internal struggles. But depression can also be physical. … Continue reading Can depression physically hurt?
Some days you don't get it right. Some days everything seems to be going wrong and you find yourself making the wrong decisions. Or at least the wrong decisions for you. Maybe you are having a bad day at work where everything is going wrong, you've eaten your body weight in chocolate because that's all … Continue reading Do ‘the next right thing’
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?