Stressed And Starving to Star-Performing

Hannah’s story is a must read.
From champion runner, winning medals to running herself down a slippery slope into the arms of her eating disorder.
Hannah almost lost everything she’d spent years working hard and training for.
She speaks truth about stress, it’s destructive impact on our health, but how we, with help and unconditional support of those around us, ultimately have the ability to turn destructiveness into determination to become star-performers

Preventing Relapses At University

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. 

Anorexia through her eyes…

This, very honest, account was given to me by a dear friend, who I had the pleasure of meeting (albeit through unfortunate circumstances) in 2009. Following our brief meeting a friendship blossomed.  Although our lives moved in different directions I tried to stand by the sidelines, aiming to be a constant supporter and encouragement through her…

Anorexia through her eyes…

  This, very honest, account was given to me by a dear friend, who I had the pleasure of meeting (albeit through unfortunate circumstances) in 2009. Following are brief meeting a friendship blossomed.  Although our lives moved in different directions I tried to stand by sidelines, aiming to be a constant supporter and encouragement through…

The Instagram Trap: #Fitspo or #GuiltTrip?

This blog explores the dangers of Instagram ‘fitspo’ accounts for those with an eating disorder, low self esteem, or obsessive personality. It’s about being street wise about who you follow and exploring why this is important.