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
Can you believe that it is October already? Aside from the nights getting darker, the 12 week Christmas countdown beginning (sorry!) and the pumpkins and trick or treat goodies filling the shelves, October also marks a truly important day. World Mental Health Day. World Mental Health Day falls on Tuesday 10th October 2017. Mental health … Continue reading World Mental Health Day
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?
Would you run a half marathon, on your own, in the pouring rain, with no encouragement and no one to motivate you? Maybe you would but it is hard work. Would you run a half marathon, with 40 running friends, in the pouring rain, with motivation, encouragement, support and the most amazing positive energy you … Continue reading Positive motivation is everything.
Mental health can affect all areas of your life. I personally, suffered from anorexia. But an eating disorder or any mental illness is never an isolated problem. It feeds into so many areas of life and can be all consuming. Loneliness is something that I felt for such a long time. I think it began … Continue reading Loneliness is a feeling.
Hands up who has watched one of the Great Runs on TV and thought 'wow, I wish I could do that'?Every year I have watched the London Marathon and joked about how people can run so far, secretly wishing I could do it but knowing it would never happen. Last year after stumbling across Run … Continue reading You CAN run a Half Marathon too!