anorexia, body positivity, bulimia, diet, eating disorders, mental health

How to Manage Diet Talk

Follow my blog   What is diet talk? When I refer to 'diet talk' I am referring to the triggering conversations about dieting and food restrictions that people do when they are dieting or wishing to diet. Diet talk is rampant in my own work place, as well as in many others, and it can… Continue reading How to Manage Diet Talk

anorexia, body positivity, bulimia, eating disorders, mental health

Am I Body Neutral?

Am I body neutral? I no longer loathe my body. I can look in the mirror and feel fine about what I see rather than wanting to scream. I can accept that my body is useful and strong. I can accept that I now wear clothes that are maybe a size bigger than what I used to be. But I wear them proudly. I don't yet love my body. But I am growing towards having more positive feelings about it.

anorexia, body positivity, bulimia, eating disorders, mental health

Body Positivity – the new ‘now’ trend or a functional way of life?

How do YOU see your body? Is it a comfortable place to be or is it a shell of who you really are? Deep. I know. But this is something I think about often, how do I see my body. For years I spent almost all of my time thinking about my body. What I’m… Continue reading Body Positivity – the new ‘now’ trend or a functional way of life?

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The Battle

Today I lay on a beach in a bikini, I ate ice-cream and walked around through crowds of people at a food festival by the sea. It was a beautiful summer’s day. Sunny and warm and lit up by the throngs of holiday-makers and weekend day-trippers milling around enjoying the sunshine and the atmosphere of… Continue reading The Battle

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Taking the Mask Off – What Recovery Really Looks Like

I’m in recovery from an anxiety disorder, depression and an eating disorder. And it’s been going well. Very well actually. Up until last week I would have said that I am ‘recovered’. But life isn’t that simple.

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Understanding Eating Disorders

By Melissa Rose on Thought Catalog “As of 2016, over 30 million people in the United States have a diagnosable eating disorder. Eating disorders have the highest mortality rate among all mental disorders, killing one person just about every hour. Even though this is the case, many people have misconceptions about the disorder or don’t… Continue reading Understanding Eating Disorders