Exercise in recovery from an eating disorder can be hard to navigate. This post breaks down the good, bad, obsessed and healthy truths about whether you should, or shouldn’t and how to go about it.
Diagnosable eating disorder or not, feelings of panic, guilt, shame, and anxiety are all too commonly becoming “normalised” struggles many can resonate with.
In this lates blogpost I wanted to share just how I transitioned from a place of obsession, rigid rules and fear, to enjoying my weekly bakes and cakes and finding a harmonic “healthy lifestyle” that features both Cake and Kale, and of course my favourite; Flapjacks!
Do you see your worth? Do you recognise your potential and realise the hundreds of gifts; all unique, perfect and placed within you, for you?
Christmas is thought of as a time of year to celebrate and share with loved ones, it’s meant to be a fun filled experience full of festivities and joy. However living with an eating disorder at Christmas time can be incredibly difficult.
Designed to help those struggling with disordered relationships with food explore triggers and understand how automatic patterns of anxious, or negative, thinking can maintain disordered relationships with food, especially across periods of high stress.
Exercise and regular movement does an abundance of good for your mental and physical health. It can help decrease anxiety and depression, build confidence and aid the development of positive body image. But when addressing the role exercise has in the recovery from an eating disorders it’s a tricky one. Exercise is unlikely to benefit…
In this post I explore anxiety and give you an insight into my own experiences of anxiety. From hyperventilating panic attacks, fear of food, migraines & more, what is the purpose of this “protective” emotion? and how much control do we really have over our perceptions & responses?
It’s ok to feel fear. It’s what we do about our fears that determines who we are and who we become.
4 Simple ways in which we can challenge our thinking and ultimately build back self-confidence and body-positivity in a society driven by comparisons.
Stress is one of the main triggers of relapses in eating disorders. When the stress piles on we panic. We feel out of control and the natural response is to resort to our coping mechanisms, our safety blanket, and in this case the control of food and weight can seem an “easy escape” to help manage the stress of exams. Here we explore this issue and look at ways in which we can keep healthy and happy whiist smashing our studies.
Work-a-holics and busy-bees how do we switch off?
Often we find it hard to stop.
We are great at offering self-care and wellbeing advice to others but risk burnout and stress, ourselves.
Sounds silly but for many of us just ‘chilling out’ can be really hard.
It’s something I hate doing, and so I realised it is a challenge I needed to face.
In this post I share my top tips for how to switch off without feeling bad about it!
Go slip on those snuggly PJs, grab a cuppa biscuit, and enjoy todays post.