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’
Having recently been appointed as a Mental Health Ambassador for England Athletics I wanted to take a moment to explain firstly why I am excited to take on this role and why I hope that sharing my experiences may help other people to see that there is no shame in Mental Health. I am no … Continue reading Mental Health Ambassador – #runandtalk
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
"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
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’?